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    Hi Guys ,
    I have spoken to Steve GFPC in recent days and he is in a very bad way .Most of us close to him know that Steve has put his life and work on hold to take care of his father who had been suffering from cancer for past few years.His father passed away last month and now Steve and his six cats have to find a new place to live .Steve is taking the death of his father very hard but he has the addition presure of people who inherited the home wanting him out so they can sell it asap.
    His needs are much greater than I can assist him so hoping other will pitch in and send him something ,he has paypal and interac ,I can take moneybookers and get the funds to him as well if it is not coming from account listed as a gambling account.

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    Sorry to hear this,

    I totally know how he is feeling,

    Drop me a private message with his PP and his current email (not sure what details I have on him), not sure how I can help but will try.

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    Yes you should list his PayPal info so if some of us wanted to donate at least a little something we could. If multiple people send even a few bucks it can add up quick.

    I am not someone who usually gives money to people pan handling on the street because if you ask them if they want a job instead most of the time they do not. I use to run a large retail store and would say to them "come over to (store name here) and I will give you a job". Out of probably 100 people I said that to I can count on 1 hand how many took me up on the offer.

    That said, under his situation and knowing him through this forum and working him on occasion I have no problem making a donation.
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    I'm here, please drop me a message.

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    I know in the past that Steve has reached out to other members here without hesitation.

    Please PM me Judy. Thanks.

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    Hi Guys
    I have been collecting funds for Steve in my paypal as I can send him money via Interac same day instead of him having to wait 4-5 days for paypal.If any of you wish to send funds to him please send to mine info at casinobonusguy dot com and please put your forum name in details so I can share details with Steve.He is in a difficult spot emotionally right now and going through alot but am sure he will personally reach out when he is feeling better.

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    Thanks for sharing. I just noticed this thread, I made it sticky.
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    A very nice initiative, thanks Judy and everyone for trying to help out my buddy and bizzpartner.
    He's in a horrible spot at the moment for sure, but with the help and support of others he will get through this.
    So many thanks to you all, it's much appreciated. It gives him strength to find that he is not alone.

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    I'm sorry to hear of the difficult time Steve is having at the moment. For those of you reading this thread, and considering helping out, I thought it might make sense to highlight the interview we published with him in 2009. It is available in the online version of the magazine here:

    GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 7 January 2009 - Pages 36 to 38: Interview with Steve Nickoloff - GFPC

    Or in the forums here:

    Forum Post: Affiliate Interview Series - Steve (GFPC)

    We'll feature this thread in the newsletter we are sending out today.

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    Finally back online today after weeks of trying to connect with my phone.

    That said, please send me a pm with his paypal addy. BELIEVE ME, I know how he feels. Marlene and I would NEVER knowingly let a GPWA member, new or old go without at least a little assistance if we have the means.

    Different situation I know, but this brings back memories of the feds screwing up the lives of more than one member here! They lost, or nearly lost everything because of those BOZO's.

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    Is there anyway I could do a Neteller payment to help out as I have no funds in Paypal?

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    Sorry to hear this.
    Please can you pm me his paypal addy?

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    Is there anyway I could do a Neteller payment to help out as I have no funds in Paypal?
    Do you have the Neteller Prepaid Mastercard? If so, you can add it to your Paypal account and purchase via paypal.
    Paypal will take the money via the CC from your Neteller.

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    Steve is a great guy.

    Heather, if Judy can't help you figure out how to help him, we can discuss it and maybe I can help from my side in some way, but she is likely able to help.

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    Hello that's very sad to hear.

    Please send me the PP account by private message and I will help.
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    PM for me as well, please

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    Hi everyone I will send the ppm with paypal details very soon and just want to say thanks to everyone who has helped him so far.I live in Canada so cannot assist on the neteller situation .Steve still has to face his biggest obstacle and that is finding a landlord who will rent to him under his present situation so I think we all need to pray hard for him as a landlord myself in past the job is the main factor I always looked at.I really appreciate Michael and Anthony making this a sticky and I know that Steve definitely does.
    He plans to come himself to say thanks but at the moment he is struggling with just the day to day stuff ..

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    Hi Guys,

    Steve here (GFPC) finally. I must apologize for not coming sooner but it took allot of courage on my part as I feel really ashamed of myself for the situation I am in right now - I feel as if I should of planned for this a long time ago. I will do my best to express what I am able to.

    Several years ago when my father got ill - I decided to move in with him full time to care for him the best way I could - he had and continued to have many illnesses from Cancer to COPD to Macular Degeneration - you name it - he was on dozens of pills and doctor visits were almost daily. I was fine with this cause i quit my job and decided to open my own business - this is how I became an affiliate. After a year or so my finances were ok and I was able to live a modest life while caring for my dad.

    As time went on my Dad became weaker and sicker - losing 1/4 of his body weight and I could see severe depression in him - and he would say things like "I wanna die" - I lived like this for 2 years solid - having to do his laundry, shopping, paying his bills, making sure he would fall down the stairs and a bunch of other things that I feel any moral person would do for their parents. I only say this because I have other siblings and in all those years i saw a visit of maybe 3 times in a period of 8 years, while I was with him daily. I gave up my job, my relationships and my life to care for him.

    Anyways, over the course of the last 6 months things went severely downhill for him (and me) - my dad was unable to walk, shower, groom himself to the point I wanted to take over power of attorney, however he basically begged me not to do it. In hindsight I wish I did - he may have been alive today if I had the guts to do it.

    Last month I came home one night to see him on the floor - he lost all his abilities to control his bowls or to even move plus he was almost blind. The pain and guilt I felt was unmanageable - but I literally could not stay home 24 hours a day - I was at my breaking point emotionally and physically and the anxiety level felt was enormous. I rushed him to the hospital where he was in critical condition.

    To make a long story short it was a roller coaster and in the end he passed away - I am just so glad he heard me tell him I loved him and nodded his head to inform me he heard me. I know he wanted to die at that point and the guilt just still kills me to this day. I feel like it was my fault.

    Now many of you know me for years, some from the CBG conferences and I have done business with many of you. Most of you know how passionate I am about ethical issues in the gambling industry - I spent many nights online 24/7 fighting for affiliates to make things better for all of us - I have spent time with another affiliate while his wife was in the hospital giving all I can in support - I have given money to several affiliates for various reasons - whether it be to help pay rent or buy food ect....

    Judy (CasinoBonusGuy) over the years has been a very good friend and has offered me such great advice and always listened and had an open heart when I needed it. When she found out my situation she offered to help in anyway she could and suggested she could create a thread on GPWA for members to help me out financially. After hesitating for a while and believe me I am truly ashamed for even asking for help. Never in my life have I been in such a hard spot both financially and emotionally. It all comes down to this - I am serious trouble both physically/mentally and financially.

    I am required (not exactly sure when - could be week or month) to move out of this house and find a place to live plus take care of my 6 cats, and try my best to take care of my fathers affairs - plus continue to try and pay the utilities while I live here and buy food to eat ect... basic stuff.

    I have lost 15 lbs - I barely eat, cannot sleep and the list goes on. I have reached out to family/ friends/ and you name it - but in the end every single option I had or thought I had did not come through - no one has been able to temporary help me. I have tried my best to continue working
    on sites to try and make some revenue, I have looked for jobs, applied for assistance, talked to my bank for loan ect.. all a dead end. The worst fear I have is ending up in a shelter and losing the only thing that really matters to me and that is my cats (10 years).

    Meanwhile I have buried my father, dealt with nasty family, been blamed for not doing enough, abused emotionally, and left to fend for myself. I am fine with that and accept it for what it is - but I still need to keep moving and get to a better place.

    Believe me when i say I would never ask for help if I did not need it - I am not built like that - I really am in a bad way - but the one good thing is my mind is still ok and I still feel positive things will work out in the end and I will be ok in time.

    Essentially I need to find a place to live - pay first and last months rent, pay for storage, moving expenses, utilities while I live here and various other things like food ect ect.. The costs are going to be high and I estimate things will eventually turn around in 2-3 months. I just need some sort of stability and not have to worry about rent, bills, food, ect. so i can focus on working again on my business, getting another job, moving into an apartment and stating over.

    So I have had some people donate already via CasinoBonusGuy and I have used some of the money for basic day to day things like food, personal needs, bills I have ect. Of course it is never enough so I am hoping if people have the means I would appreciate the help. At this point I have to bite my tongue and just ask for help and swallow my pride.

    I do want to thank everyone so far who has contributed I really appreciate it and it means so much to me to have members of the GPWA come to my aid when i need it most. I hope when all is said and done I can come back and be a valuable member once again.

    I will come back as much as i can to give updates on my situation and share what i can so you all know how your assistance has helped me - just i need time sometimes to gather my thoughts and figure out what i want to say cause everything is happened so fast.

    For those of you who can help you can donate money via my paypal address - snickoloff (at) hotmail (dot) com. You will know that the funds will go directly to me.

    The other option is to send paypal to Judy at info (at) casinobonusguy (dot) com - when Judy gets it she sends it to me via Interact and I get the funds right away.

    Both ways are fine with me - whatever makes you feel more comfortable!

    Please understand this is very hard on me to ask for help like this - and I would not feel bad if you choose not to help out - even a post on here to share your thoughts would be good enough for me - but if you are able to help - that would make such a big difference for me at this time in my life.

    I hope this post was not to long and I apologize - please accept my thanks to everyone who has and who will help anyway they can. I will do my best to come back and post updates, but its hard to do it daily since I am out looking for apartments and dealing with lots of things atm.

    Have a great night guys!

    GFPC - Steve
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    I forgot to say last night-thank you Michael and the GPWA for posting this in the next addition and to Anthony for making it a sticky.

    If anyone wants to pm me for more info or to let me know you made a contribution please don't hesitate to let me know. I know some of you wanted A pm which is why I left all the info above but if anyone wants info please let me know.


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    Steve,

    If you ever want to talk, just let me know.

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    Thanks Rick. I appreciate that. When I find some shelter and have some stability I will be sure to get in touch



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