The Horrific Crash That Formed The Fallen Heroes Foundation

  • October 6, 2020
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Everyone has those seemingly negative moments in life that lead them down a path they would never expect. One of the goals in everyone’s life should be to transmute trauma into something positive. The following is a true story about a man named Ed Mackey who turned a traumatic event on August 6th, 2017 into something very remarkable. Once you read and understand what he and his non profit is all about please consider giving to the cause at From $1.00 to $1000 anything is appreciated.

The non profit’s goal is to help the families of volunteer fire fighters killed in the line of duty. You might be thinking firefighters have death benefits already so why do I need to help? That’s actually not true for Volunteer Firefighters. The fact that Volunteer Firefighters don’t have these benefits is insane when you stop to think about it. The job is just as dangerous as career firefighters yet if a Volunter Firefighter dies nothing goes to the family. That’s why this charity exists, the Fallen Heroes Foundation helps families get back on their feet if the most unfortunate event does occur.

The following is how it all started…

“On August 6th, 2017, my family and I were involved in a horrific auto accident on Interstate 81 in Bristol, TN at 9:30 pm. We were traveling to visit our son attending Marion Military Institute in Alabama.  That evening, a dump truck that had his bed up ran into a bridge and separated from the chassis. It fell in front of us and we hit is at 72 MPH. I suffered a fractured skull,  2 broken vertebrae, a broken wrist, lacerated spleen, concussion, minor brain bleed, a traumatic brain injury and other bruises/cuts. I now have a plate with 4 screws in my neck. I was the front passenger and I don’t remember the incident or the 1st 10 days post accident. I was in ICU and ended up in a nursing home. The worst part of my rehab was I had double vision for 7 months, major trouble talking and had to learn how to walk again. My family also experienced very serious injuries including our 16 year old daughter who now has 2 bars and 10 screws in her back.

Car Crash 2

In the 10 days of memory lapse, I can only recall 2 images. One of them was the fire department that saved us was lined around my bed in the ICU. The Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department near Bristol, TN are my brothers/sisters and heroes. You see, when they found out I was a volunteer firefighter with the Milton Fire Department in NY, they came to the hospital to check on my family and myself. I love these men and women! They will be in our hearts for the rest of our lives.

There’s more!

You see, I couldn’t work for 7 months let alone walk! My home house, the Milton Fire Department will be forever in our family. Because of me not working, they paid our mortgage for 5 MONTHS! It’s over 2 years and I’m still at a loss for words for this department of angels.

Fast forward to today!

I’ve started a foundation called the Fallen Heroes Foundation. We are a new not for profit organization! Our mission is to help the families of fallen firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Volunteer firefighters volunteer more than their time. It impacts their family, their jobs and sometimes, their lives. As volunteers, their families sometimes are not afforded the benefits others do. These heroes also have full time jobs. I remember not having any income coming in because of my injuries. For the families of fallen volunteer firefighters, it is SO much worse.

Car Crash

I firmly believe that when the accident happened, God tapped me on the shoulder and said: “Mackey, you still have some work to do!”

So I am!

The money we raise will be for the families of the fallen volunteers killed in the line of duty across the United States. Just as my department helped with our mortgage, we are going to do just the same! When we receive a line of duty death, we will be immediately on a plane/train or in the car responding to that family. They will start receiving your generous donation that day! Our immediate goal is to help the family for a year while they try to move on without their loved one! Our ultimate goal, to pay the mortgage of each and every family!

Please spread the word. Tell everyone you know to visit this page and donate. Share it with EVERYONE you know.  We want to start by January 2021. By helping us, you become part of our special family! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Please help us to help others!”


Sometimes bad events can push us forward in life creating something even more positive than before. Sometimes when we are at our lowest we can more easily see the goodness in other people. Mackey saw the goodness in other people and now wants to give back. Mackey has used the car crash as a catalist to now give to the Firefighters that helped him through his crisis. With the holidays coming up consider supporting the Fallen Heroes Foundation today at

Moving Gone Wrong Fund GoFundMe

  • March 9, 2017
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What happens when you just get married, move, and it all of a sudden goes terribly wrong? Thanks to crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, you turn to them, that’s what happens. Imagine getting married, moving to a new state, but suddenly the car breaks down. Next thing you know there are a series of unfortunate events including: 50 mile towing, purchasing a new alternator, getting a hotel room, and finally renting a car. The GoFundMe goal is set at a reasonable $2,000. Help this couple get back on their feet and back on the road to happily ever after.

Visit the GoFundMe page and consider donating today:

The Complete Story

“We recently got married and immediately moved to Utah. On the way to Utah our car broke down in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere and we ended up having to pay for a 50-mile tow, a new alternator, a hotel room, and a rental car. We did not plan on having these expenses and it has really put us in a tough financial situation. I am asking for some help to get out and back on our feet. We are both in college and trying our best to make it month to month. We sincerely appreciate anything you can give to help. Anything extra donated will go to help us pay for college. We are both working 20+ hours a week and full-time students. If you can’t donate a share would be much appreciated.”

Meet The Couple

Meet couple

This is what the happy couple looked like on their wedding day before all this happened. If goal is funded the smiles will surely return back to their faces.

The Go Fund Me camapaign at the time of this article was created 22 hours ago and currently has zero backers. Help this couple in need. Become their first donor today:




The Swat Valley Guild Needs Help

  • October 20, 2016
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The Swat Valley Guild needs your help on to complete their mission for good. The Swat Valley Guild, if you don’t already know, is a “post-conflict economic regeneration project. We are supporting artisans and weavers to access global markets. We are helping them benefit from globalization. We are currently working with artists and designers in the UK to custom design items for you Look forward to your support.”

The Guild is truly a great cause and needs support from the online crowdfunding community. Right now there are 4 projects looking to generate $5,000 that currently have $0.00 in pledges. If you would like to contribute to the cause visit:

More About Swat Valley Guild

“We are organizing this crowd funding campaign to generate economic activity in Swat. The items listed make great gifts – they are from UK based artists and designers. The Crowd Funding is due to go live on Tuesday. These are links below. Please feel free to highlight them to anyone you feel would find them useful. Be great to have your support on this.”

Want To Learn More About Launch Good?

Not ready to donate to Swat Valley Guild? Check out the Launch Good web site FAQ

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Valley Help

Swat Valley Guild is another great crowdfunding campaign that I wanted to bring to my readers attention. Also, to highlight a new kind of crowdfunding site called Launch Good.

Support Experimental Dub Music Music On Patreon

  • October 12, 2016
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Like music? If the answer is yes this Patreon might be for you. SistaSara is creating Experimental Dub Music and needs your support on Patreon.

SistaSara’s goal for this Patreon is $1000 per month and currently stands at $9/month.

Direct From SistaSara

“Making music is like breathing fresh air, it is like flying, it is like being beyond gravity and limitations…

All music and lyrics are written, composed, performed, recorded, arranged and mixed by myself: from acoustic guitars to live synth, from lead and backing vocals to drums programming, from bass line programming to live snares and percussions.

I’m on Patreon because I Love to share what I do with the people that gave me energy in all these past years and because I am looking forward to build an even stronger community of people that appreciate music as art; music as in free expression of one creative person without boundaries of music genres.”

Funding Bonuses

Pledge only $1 and get access to the exclusive Patron feeds posts with updates and random surprises. You will also receive the song Open Space and one of SistaSara’s vintage tunes in MP3 format. Pledge all the way up to $50/month and receive exclusive access to Patreon feed, Open Space download, sneak peaks on new content, two new video downloads, access to exclusive posts, get every new release, full length albums, and bonuses. As you can see pledging to SistaSara is well worth it, looks of great bonus material.

Support SistaSara

Support Sara on Patreon:

Visit Sara’s web site:

SistaSara is creating Experimental Dub Music

What Does My Donation Cover?

“Covering the costs of publishing my music on Vinyl so that Dub sound systems can let the bass shake and dance my tunes away.”

Support a great cause and reasonable goal, support SistaSara on Patreon today.


Walk To End Alzheimer’s Donations

  • September 23, 2016
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Alzheimer’s is probably one of the scariest diseases one can get. It is so tragic, that’s why it’s so important that we continue to fund research to find a cure to this disease. I’d like to bring another fundraising page to the community. Please visit John W’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s donation page:


John W has a goal of $10,000.00. Every donation is tax-deductible.

John W Walk Donation Page

How does one make a donation?

You can visit his personal fundraising page to make a secure credit card donation online or download and print the paper form on his page to mail in with a check.

What will my donation do exactly?

All donations benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association — and every dollar makes a difference in this fight.

More info about John W’s walk

2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Corpus Christi, TX Saturday, September 10, 2016

More about the charity

“The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to accelerating the progress in prevention, cure and living with Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association is incorporated as a single 501(c)(3) entity.”

See their review on Charity Navigator:

Until Alzheimer’s Disease is cured once and for all funding should never stop. Please help John W reach his $10,000 goal for this noble cause.







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