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Project by mmh posted 1219 days ago 2825 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are just a sample of the canes that my husband and I have created to give the cane user a custom ergonomic cane that provides comfort, stability and style, a just because you need a walking aide, doesn’t mean that you can’t have a sense of style with an artistically designed piece of functional art. More info at Big Stick Canes.

I am currently trying to get a project funded to allow me to create Custom artistic ergonomic fancy wood canes for wounded warriors : To do this, I need your help by voting for my project between May 1 – May 31, every day. [Note: I am currently awaiting selection for October/November/December 2011 and will post an update.]

The more votes, the more chance I have in winning and being selected for this grant. It is a lot of money that can go to helping our soldiers who gave their all and never looked back. Unfortunately, many of these men and women did not survive to come home, but the ones who have, may now have a severe physical handicap that they are expected to endure without much support.

My project Custom artistic ergonomic fancy wood canes for wounded warriors : is a small token towards showing appreciation to these wounded warriors that someone does appreciate their self-less devotion to our country and our freedom and even if i can’t heal their wounds, I can give them a nice cane that will help them through their daily hardships.

So, I ask you to help support our troops that have returned home unwhole by voting for my project. EVERY VOTE COUNTS! So please get friends, family, co-workers, anyone who you know who would care to help win this grant to support my project to VOTE!

This is a direct link to my project:

Custom artistic ergonomic fancy wood canes for wounded warriors :

There are also bonus votes acquired through POWER VOTES: http://www.refresheverything.com/official-application-guidelines
6. Power Voting. Beginning at 12:00:01 p.m. (Noon) ET on May 1, 2011 and ending 11:59:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2011 (the “Power Voting Period”), a Participant can use a Power Vote Code (as defined below) to receive extra Votes to vote for an idea on the Website. Once a Participant enters a Power Vote Code on the Website, the Participant must use all of those Power Votes associated with the Power Vote Code for one (1) idea by midnight (local time) of the day the Power Vote Code is entered. If you are not ready to cast your Power Votes, do not input your Power Vote Code. Rather, review the Website to find your favorite idea and then insert your Power Vote Code when you are ready to use your Power Votes. Once a Power Vote Code is entered on the Website, the corresponding Power Votes must be used by midnight (local time) on the day such Power Vote Code is entered for one (1) idea otherwise those Power Votes will be forfeited and will not be carried over for use on another day. A Participant may enter and use up to ten (10) Power Vote Codes per day during the Power Voting Period. Power Vote Code must be submitted as set forth herein on or before 11:59:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2011.

6(a). What is a Power Vote Code? A Power Vote Code is a unique ten-character alphanumeric code (“Power Vote Code”). If you have a Power Vote Code, log on to the Website and look for “Activate Power Voting” in your lower toolbar at the bottom of the page or alternatively click on the Power Votes link in the main navigation to enter your Power Vote Code to see the number of Power Votes associated with that Power Vote Code.

6(b). How many Power Votes are available? The numbers of Power Votes available to Participants are 5, 10, 15, 25, 50 or 100. The number of Power Votes awarded will be randomly determined.

The odds of receiving a particular number of Power Votes depend on the number of Power Vote Codes received and the order in which they are received. The odds are based upon an estimated 3,000,000,000 Power Vote Codes produced; the actual number may vary depending upon the actual number of Power Vote Codes released into the marketplace.

6©. Where to Find A Power Vote Code. Look for a Power Vote Code on specially-marked 2 liter, 20 oz. bottles and 12-pack and 24-pack cans of PEPSI, DIET PEPSI and PEPSI MAX products. A Power Vote Code can be found, while supplies last, printed underneath specially-marked 2 liter and 20 oz. bottle caps, and printed on the reverse side of specially-marked 12-pack and 24-pack carton wraps (referred to as “Power Vote Code” in these rules). Not all products and package sizes may participate in all areas.

6(d). No Purchase Necessary. To receive one (1) free Power Vote Code without purchase, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked no later than September 7, 2011 and received by September 14, 2011 to Pepsi Refresh Power Votes, P.O. Box 760023, El Paso, TX 88576-0023. Limit one (1) free Power Vote Code per request per household per postmarked outer envelope. Residents of the state of VT may omit return postage. Pepsi-Cola Company (“Sponsor”) assumes no liability for lost, late, stolen, illegible, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete or postage-due mail or requests.

Again, I thank you for your help in making this dream and project come true!
Meilie Moy-Hodnett
Michael Hodnett
Big Stick Canes

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe





15 comments so far

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wseand

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#1 posted 1219 days ago

Those are just incredible, what a treasure it would be for them to receive one of them. As a wounded soldier I am thrilled that you are willing to do this for our warriors. You can not imagine the great feeling it is to have your countrymen and women behind you. I will certainly give you my vote. Thank you for your efforts to help our wounded and make their day a bit brighter.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Stephen Mines

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#2 posted 1219 days ago

Fantastic. Well presented…and I’m in, any help I can provide…up to, and including.

Stephen Miines

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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devann

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#3 posted 1219 days ago

That’s a great looking bunch of canes. Do you leave them unfinished, and then cut to length as needed?
I’m sure our veterans will be thankful for all your work done to help them. Thanks for all the info posted above. I’ll try and get on of the power codes.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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mmh

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#4 posted 1218 days ago

The canes are finished and ready to go. They are cut to size when the client is measured. I usually make them 38”- 40” long. I can also alter the shape if necessary to suit the individual’s needs.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 1218 days ago

Again I want to thank you for the prototype cane you made for me at no cost. I am a veteran but wasn’t wounded in Vietnam the time which I was in. However, I do need one now because my balance has gotten so bad from my back severing nerves to my feet causing neuropathy in my toes and leaving me very unsteady. You got all my votes. God Bless You. mike
PS, the cane Meilie made me I think is the bottom right, in the group of zoom pictures. It’s beautiful and sturdy.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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scott shangraw

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#6 posted 1218 days ago

Got my vote-Great cause!!!

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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mmh

3393 posts in 2358 days


#7 posted 1218 days ago

This is a direct link to my project: Custom artistic ergonomic fancy wood canes for wounded warriors :

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 1218 days ago

great cause & what an assortment of lovely work. You & Michael are a grand pair.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 1218 days ago

You are Super Women, do you wear the costume when you are working? Lol What a great cause. You got my vote for sure. I wish you the best of luck

-- Dennis Zongker

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mmh

3393 posts in 2358 days


#10 posted 1218 days ago

HA! Super Woman with a need of an additional 4 pairs of arms! Life is grande when things go well, life is “interesting” when they don’t!

Thank you all for your support!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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mmh

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#11 posted 1216 days ago

Hello Everyone! I want to thank you for all of your support by VOTING for my project. It is crucial to have your vote (and all others you know) so to make this project a winner. No Votes, No Grant, No Funding, No Canes for our Wounded Warriors. So PLEASE VOTE DAILY!
Custom artistic ergonomic fancy wood canes for wounded warriors

There are only TEN slots for this category, so I have to be on the TOP TEN!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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mmh

3393 posts in 2358 days


#12 posted 1205 days ago

Thank you everyone for your support! I need all the VOTES that I can get to get this project from a dream to a reality!

Please VOTE! Please share this with anyone you can!
Custom artistic ergonomic fancy wood canes for wounded warriors http://pep.si/g3eq1v

FYI:
I went to Safeway and purchased specially marked cases of Pesi maked “Pepsi Refresh Your World” and these have a Bonus Code inside the box that you can use to vote for my project.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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mmh

3393 posts in 2358 days


#13 posted 1203 days ago

Thank you again for all of your support. If you haven’t voted yet, please do!

Custom artistic ergonomic fancy wood canes for wounded warriors http://pep.si/g3eq1v

You can also vote via text messaging for an extra vote! Text: 106090 To: 73774 (Pepsi).

Thank you again!
Meilie

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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mmh

3393 posts in 2358 days


#14 posted 1072 days ago

UPDATE: I am currently awaiting selection for the next month’s participation and if selected, will need to start this contest of votes all over again.

Thank you for your interests and support!

Meanwhile, I am looking into working with the soldiers in other venues.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Zepe

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#15 posted 1072 days ago

I think you’re doing a great thing!!! Thank you from all of us vets.

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