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General Discussion => Events & Charity Efforts => Topic started by: Syper on Apr 23, 2015, 12:27 AM

Title: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Syper on Apr 23, 2015, 12:27 AM
Sunday I walked pass the Mercs booth for the last time, I was trying to take in the last final bits of Celebration memories before heading home. As I walked down one of the aisles with my family we came across a young boy in crutches with Mandalorian armor on. I don't know the details of his condition but I thought that must be  one cool kid. I told his Mom that my kids and I all suited up earlier that day and gave each of her kids one of my trading cards. I asked if I could take a photo of her son with my kids, and we did. Mom asked me where she could get a Kids sized helmets. I told her I didn't know of any builders making kids sized helmets but I did tell her about the two piece rubies jango helmet I used for my son.

Long story short I thought about this boy the whole drive home. I should have taken Moms contact information. I should have walked them back over to the Mercs booth to see if anyone from the local Clan could assist them. We are a charitable organization and here was a little boy trying his best to suit up and be a Mandalorian. I'm upset with myself that I didn't reach out more to help this boy.
 
I know that my fellow Brothers and Sisters could and would all come together to help this young boy complete his suit if we could. I'm asking my fellow Mandalorians two questions really, Could we as a club, pitch in and build this boy a helmet to match his armor? and the real magic trick could we even find him? I only have two photos. His mom looked to be Asian and the kids all looked half Asian and half Caucasian. the boy in crutches had an older sister maybe around ten years old and a younger brother a bit younger than him.
That's all I have to go on, maybe we can put the word out on FB? not sure were to even start.
Any thoughts on how I can find them would be appreciated

(=Syper=) Jim
 
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Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Ralin Voth on Apr 23, 2015, 12:47 AM
Hopefully someone will think of a way to track him down. If he ends up being from SoCal, we'll get him taken care of.
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Davin Karr on Apr 23, 2015, 01:35 AM
Hopefully someone will think of a way to track him down. If he ends up being from SoCal, we'll get him taken care of.

Yes we shall
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Racin Kyram on Apr 23, 2015, 01:44 AM
Can we post that pic on FB?  I figure the best way to reach them is to get that picture out.  Maybe someone will know him.
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Vexos on Apr 23, 2015, 02:01 AM
We need to find out who he is and build him that bucket. I'm most definitely down to help. I'll spread the word anyway I can.
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on Apr 24, 2015, 07:30 PM
Hey all, I'll be living in So-cal this summer, and am more than willing to offer my help as well!
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Imoto Nova Kandosii on Apr 25, 2015, 01:52 AM
You guys are so awesome.  My husband and I are still building our kits, with the express purpose of getting official and then being able to go out and do charity runs.  Or whatever they are called.

Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Shaxell on Apr 30, 2015, 12:44 AM
We should fit this little man with new plates!!  New bucket and armor.  Let's hope we find him and let's give him some goods :)
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Takisir on Apr 30, 2015, 01:27 AM
His armor is better shaped than mine is  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Syper on Apr 30, 2015, 12:55 PM
We are definitely getting the word out on FB, thanks to all the Star Wars fans and just about every SW Costume Club out there. I'm setting the "Care-Bounty" very high on this Boy:) Assisting him to complete his build will not only warm our cold Mandalorian hearts, but it best demonstrates who we really are as a people and as a charitable organization.

"Aliit ori'shya tl'din"

(=Syper=)
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: TrevelyanL85A2 on Apr 30, 2015, 02:56 PM
Signal Buoys have been deployed to a So Cal mando clan and the SW Celebration Anaheim facebook group.
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: twistedxknights on May 01, 2015, 12:45 AM
Signal boosted into the star wars Celebration Anaheim group on Facebook.
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Syper on May 01, 2015, 11:36 AM
Signal Buoys have been deployed to a So Cal mando clan and the SW Celebration Anaheim facebook group.

Signal boosted into the star wars Celebration Anaheim group on Facebook.

Thank You:)
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Carid Vhett on May 01, 2015, 03:29 PM
Signal picked up and relayed to Star Wars Fans forever.
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: ConDar Ward on May 02, 2015, 08:13 PM
I've seen these images Several Times (All over F/B , way to go Mercs  ;)) and it Really hit's me Hard.
 When we Do Find Him (no If's) ... I will Be in for Whatever is needed to get this little Guy kitted up ....  ;D

 Please Don't Hesitate to contact me night or Day when I can Help , Here and or F/B ... Lets get it Done !
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Ruusaan Ordo on May 02, 2015, 09:07 PM
I boosted the signal as well. Good hunting everyone!!
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Syper on May 07, 2015, 10:49 AM
I've seen these images Several Times (All over F/B , way to go Mercs  ;)) and it Really hit's me Hard.
 When we Do Find Him (no If's) ... I will Be in for Whatever is needed to get this little Guy kitted up ....  ;D

 Please Don't Hesitate to contact me night or Day when I can Help , Here and or F/B ... Lets get it Done !

Thank you ConDar Ward and Ruusaan Ordo:)

The word has gotten out all over the SW costuming community and that's awesome but sadly still no luck. I'm now looking at the possibility of contacting local LA area news stations but at this point I believe I should clear any further actions though my Clan leadership and up to Tom. I'm hoping to get the needed clearance before moving forward. Once we have a green light I'll contact Manda'galaar Clan leadership and ask if they would be whiling to meet with the media. Then I can concentrate on finding a station willing to help us.

We are more that just a SW costuming club, we're a Mandalorian family, a true brotherhood and in true Mandalorian culture we take care of our young, old, sick and anyone needing assistance. This boy is our little brother and our assistance is mandated. I take joy knowing I'm not in this search alone. A "CareBounty" has been set high and we will not stop searching until we find him!

(=Syper=)
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Ralin Voth on May 07, 2015, 11:34 AM
As one of the Manda'galaar officers, I'm pretty confident in saying you have our full support if you get the go-ahead to meet with media.
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Syper on May 07, 2015, 12:12 PM
As one of the Manda'galaar officers, I'm pretty confident in saying you have our full support if you get the go-ahead to meet with media.

Thank you Brother:)
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Shaxell on May 20, 2015, 10:19 PM
Where are we at with this kid? :)  Any luck?
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: ares on Dec 01, 2015, 08:51 PM
Signal Boosted here as well.

Have reward bounty posted for any information leading to direct visual affirmation and coordinates.
All Armorers are on location, and on call, at all hours.
Likewise, ample Credits deposited and awaiting Transfer codes

Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Udesii Baar'ur on Feb 01, 2016, 04:10 AM
Has there been any luck in finding this kid?
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Cyrus Ulto on Feb 04, 2016, 11:16 AM
This is like the story of Cinderella, only in a galaxy far far away.

I too eagerly await an update.
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Mandobhooah on Feb 11, 2016, 09:19 AM
This is one of the reasons I want to join up, you mercs are the greatest guys!
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: ares on May 14, 2016, 11:15 AM
Not letting this die.

Just re-posted on my FaceBook, including a $250 Bounty Reward for anyone finding him.
That's a general bounty that Ill pay anyone, so if you all want to Re-Boost the signal on your Facebook/Social sites with the bounty, Ill pay for it!

Ares
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Dha Bral on May 14, 2016, 10:05 PM
Not letting this die.

Just re-posted on my FaceBook, including a $250 Bounty Reward for anyone finding him.
That's a general bounty that Ill pay anyone, so if you all want to Re-Boost the signal on your Facebook/Social sites with the bounty, Ill pay for it!

Ares

^Kandosii!!!
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Random Mando on May 16, 2016, 08:53 PM
I just saw this on Facebook & shared it out.  My dad also shared it out.  He's in So-Cal so hopefully this will hit.  I'm up for any help I can provide, to include helping with the bounty. 
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Syper on May 26, 2016, 10:50 PM
Not letting this die.

Just re-posted on my FaceBook, including a $250 Bounty Reward for anyone finding him.
That's a general bounty that Ill pay anyone, so if you all want to Re-Boost the signal on your Facebook/Social sites with the bounty, Ill pay for it!

Ares

Thank you Brother
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Carter on Jul 08, 2016, 12:36 PM
I know this is a old post, but I was wondering if there was an update? Also, just wondering, but has anyone contacted the badging group? His badge number is listed and they might have a record, or at least be willing to contact them if you talk to the right people.

Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Syper on Jul 13, 2016, 11:36 AM
has anyone contacted the badging group? His badge number is listed and they might have a record

Oh that's good thinking! great lead
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Naritir Ka'ra on Jul 13, 2016, 12:51 PM
I've reached out to the admins of a couple other FB clubs... to get permission to post these pictures. A Mandalorian always gets his bounty - we'll find this verd'ika!!

Update:  Shared with Boba Fett - The Merc. group, and Ladies of the Legions.

*fingers crossed!!*
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Zeafus on Jul 29, 2016, 11:28 AM
I've reached out to the admins of a couple other FB clubs... to get permission to post these pictures. A Mandalorian always gets his bounty - we'll find this verd'ika!!

Update:  Shared with Boba Fett - The Merc. group, and Ladies of the Legions.

*fingers crossed!!*

Since we still haven't had luck finding this verdika, what if we contact a more national news agency? Idk if that would be allowed or not, but if it is I'm sure this is a special interest piece that a news network would eat up. Idk, just an idea.
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on Jul 29, 2016, 03:51 PM
I love the idea, and no doubt the news would be all over it. They can be very helpful when it comes to things like this. But it gets a little iffy because of privacy laws, especially regarding children. Star wars clubs tend to be conservative when it comes to these laws. So we may be limited in our ability to expand our search beyond closed groups.

If we can find this mini mando I'm still down to help get this kid set up with a kit. I'm working on a kit for a 12 year old in my area, so I may have the right sized templates ready to go if we do find this kid.
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Carid Vhett on Jul 30, 2016, 04:10 AM
Since we still haven't had luck finding this verdika, what if we contact a more national news agency? Idk if that would be allowed or not, but if it is I'm sure this is a special interest piece that a news network would eat up. Idk, just an idea.

Contact Saz about this. He could help.
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: ares on Dec 17, 2016, 02:25 AM
UPDATE: Now setting a Personal BOUNTY $500 to whomever gets us in contact with this Vod..

Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Naritir Ka'ra on Dec 19, 2016, 11:31 AM
Just posted the picture again (blurred the faces though) on the Star Wars Celebration event page. Hoping for a Christmas Miracle.
Title: Re: Young Mando in Crutches @ Celebration
Post by: Udesii Baar'ur on Apr 27, 2017, 02:41 PM
Has someone tried facial rec or Geo taging the original photo if it was not not done by a mando and possiblyou done by the family?

Any updates on this kid?