Christopher "Moby" Guthrie

Moby Outliving It!
  • My Goal:
  • $1,700
  • Raised So Far:
  • $10
  • # of Donations:
  • 1
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Thank you for visiting my fundraiser page for First Descents!! 

First Descents (FD) is an organization whose mission is to get cancer survivors back out into the world and start living again.  FD focuses on young cancer survivors from 18 to 39.  Giving these young adults the chance to do something they may not have the chance to do.  FD covers 100% of the cost of the adventures which includes rock climbing, surfing, kayaking, and camping.  These trips are done all over the world. 

In recent years FD has added a 40+ program for cancer survivors you are 40 years old and over.  As we all know 40 is the new 30 with just little more experience.  The 40+ programs are run exactly like the latter with one difference the cost of travel may not be covered.  Both programs are amazing and life changing. 

My cancer journey:

On April 16th of 2014 I went into the emergency room of my local hospital with what I thought was a virus. I had been sick for weeks and was not getting any better.  I had lost my voice, felt lethargic, and started to pass out from lack of oxygen.   When the emergency room doctor started to examine me... she knew exactly what it was.  She ordered blood tests, CAT scans, and a biopsy of my lymphoid.  When the test results came back, she told me I had stage  3 or 4 Non-Hodgkins - Lymphoma.  24 hours later I was having my first Chemotherapy treatment.

I end it up having 7 rounds of Chemo with 4 extended hospital stays.  At the end of Chemo I also had 30 days of radiation treatments.   By the end of treatment I had lost 60 lbs, all my muscle mass, and all of my hair.  (see the photo right.)

Because of all this I was forced to put adventure photography business on hold. < Quaden Productions, LLC >  I am now in the mitts of rebuilding the business and refocusing my career.

It has been 2 years since the cancer diagnosis.  I am still on a journey of recovery, not only physically but mentally, and emotionally.  First Descents has become an important part of this journey... My goal is to show everyone I am 'Outliving IT!'  

(You can learn more about my story here.  A short documentary of my journey.)

I am now learning to live again I was just on my first outdoor Adventure this year.  It is time for me to give back, plan for the future, and prove I am still alive. I will not stop doing what I love to do, I will not bow down to cancer,  Life is too short to sweat over the small stuff in life.  It is up to all of us to give back where We can.  In some small way this helps not only me but the ones who will come after.

 

When You donate:

When you donate any amount to First Descents I will send you a link to a digital library of my art photography.  These photographs were spacificly selected for this campaign.  Each photography has been optimized to be a desktop or screen saver photograph.  Just select the photographs you want and down load them one by one. 

The Library will be updated frequently so there will be always new photos to choose from.   If you are looking for a Photo that may not be in the library please let me know.  I will add it and send you a email ASAP.

For a Donation of $75.00

Get an intorduction to outdoor digial photography!  Get access to one of my "one on one"  Online workshops. (upto 10 hours of class.)  This will be a week of assinements, critiques, and intencive digital photo programs teaching.  by the end of the class you will have a better understanding of digital photography and what makes great photography. This will be done over email, VIOP, and socal media.  Whatever platform you are most familar with. Great for people out side the Minnesota area.   

For any donation over $150.00

If You are anywhere near Minnesota... I will provide you with a "one on one" Photography workshop anywhere in or near the state.  This would be similar to the "one on one workshops" that are offered here. Just send me a note to schedule the workshop. 

An example of the photos you will have access to is below. 

 

 

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Christopher Guthrie is fundraising for 2016 - Get Creative benefiting First Descents .

Thank you for visiting my fundraiser page for First Descents!! 

First Descents (FD) is an organization whose mission is to get cancer survivors back out into the world and start living again.  FD focuses on young cancer survivors from 18 to 39.  Giving these young adults the chance to do something they may not have the chance to do.  FD covers 100% of the cost of the adventures which includes rock climbing, surfing, kayaking, and camping.  These trips are done all over the world. 

In recent years FD has added a 40+ program for cancer survivors you are 40 years old and over.  As we all know 40 is the new 30 with just little more experience.  The 40+ programs are run exactly like the latter with one difference the cost of travel may not be covered.  Both programs are amazing and life changing. 

My cancer journey:

On April 16th of 2014 I went into the emergency room of my local hospital with what I thought was a virus. I had been sick for weeks and was not getting any better.  I had lost my voice, felt lethargic, and started to pass out from lack of oxygen.   When the emergency room doctor started to examine me... she knew exactly what it was.  She ordered blood tests, CAT scans, and a biopsy of my lymphoid.  When the test results came back, she told me I had stage  3 or 4 Non-Hodgkins - Lymphoma.  24 hours later I was having my first Chemotherapy treatment.

I end it up having 7 rounds of Chemo with 4 extended hospital stays.  At the end of Chemo I also had 30 days of radiation treatments.   By the end of treatment I had lost 60 lbs, all my muscle mass, and all of my hair.  (see the photo right.)

Because of all this I was forced to put adventure photography business on hold. < Quaden Productions, LLC >  I am now in the mitts of rebuilding the business and refocusing my career.

It has been 2 years since the cancer diagnosis.  I am still on a journey of recovery, not only physically but mentally, and emotionally.  First Descents has become an important part of this journey... My goal is to show everyone I am 'Outliving IT!'  

(You can learn more about my story here.  A short documentary of my journey.)

I am now learning to live again I was just on my first outdoor Adventure this year.  It is time for me to give back, plan for the future, and prove I am still alive. I will not stop doing what I love to do, I will not bow down to cancer,  Life is too short to sweat over the small stuff in life.  It is up to all of us to give back where We can.  In some small way this helps not only me but the ones who will come after.

 

When You donate:

When you donate any amount to First Descents I will send you a link to a digital library of my art photography.  These photographs were spacificly selected for this campaign.  Each photography has been optimized to be a desktop or screen saver photograph.  Just select the photographs you want and down load them one by one. 

The Library will be updated frequently so there will be always new photos to choose from.   If you are looking for a Photo that may not be in the library please let me know.  I will add it and send you a email ASAP.

For a Donation of $75.00

Get an intorduction to outdoor digial photography!  Get access to one of my "one on one"  Online workshops. (upto 10 hours of class.)  This will be a week of assinements, critiques, and intencive digital photo programs teaching.  by the end of the class you will have a better understanding of digital photography and what makes great photography. This will be done over email, VIOP, and socal media.  Whatever platform you are most familar with. Great for people out side the Minnesota area.   

For any donation over $150.00

If You are anywhere near Minnesota... I will provide you with a "one on one" Photography workshop anywhere in or near the state.  This would be similar to the "one on one workshops" that are offered here. Just send me a note to schedule the workshop. 

An example of the photos you will have access to is below. 

 

 

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The Campaign:

2016 - Get Creative

WHAT is it? The Out Living It Project is where the First Descents community fosters a spirit of adv

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First Descents

First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer.

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