Thanks to some donated frequent flyer miles, Tony and his girlfriend will be leaving Japan soon. Thanks to your generous donations we raised $588 which Tony has donated to Global Giving, an organization providing vital relief services in Japan.
Your donations will now help those who need it desperately. Again, on behalf of myself, Tony and his girlfriend, we thank you all for your support whether it be financial, moral or otherwise. You're all some rad people.
As you all know, the situation in Japan has gone from bad to worse with news of the terrifying issues going down at one of their nuclear power plants.
Unfortunately, Sherdog writer Tony Loiseleur is in Tokyo with his girlfriend and can't afford plane tickets out of the country. He's still trying to collect all the details and the chaotic situation isn't helping, but two tickets will cost somewhere around $3,000.
If any of you have ever read Tony's work, you know he's a brilliant writer who works one of the hardest beats in the sport. Despite that, he consistently delivers features that are second to none and brings to light the personalities and issues we so rarely hear about in Japanese MMA.
Please help him escape a dangerous situation by donating to his PayPal account at firstname.lastname@example.org
I know most, if not all of us, can't afford a large donation, but if we all chip in whatever we can we'll be making sure Tony and his girlfriend can leave the country safely. I can tell you that your donation would be helping not just one of MMA's best writers, but also one of the best people in the sport. Just ask around, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone with a bad word to say about Tony and it's because he's one of the nicest people you could ever know.
Again, please make a donation and, if you can't make a donation at this time, please help by keeping this thread at the top. Moderators, I'm sure Tony would be grateful if you could make this thread a sticky.
The MMA community has always taken care of their own. Let's keep that tradition alive and well.
The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.