Discussion in 'Media' started by The Wrong Guy, Mar 1, 2013.
Of course they do. It's a cult. Hee hee hee, sick but sad and very true.
Randall Tobin long ago:
Still dresses and wears his hair the same, still a loyal, deluded Scientologist.
I had reason to click on the link to his GoFundMe page a few days ago, and found it has disappeared. However, the Wayback Machine still had a cache of it. Not all of the information is still available, but there's still a lot there if it's worth saving. (Idk if this is the sort of thing that will be "disappeared" off the net or not.)
Injured cyclist prepares to ‘finish the ride’ he started
By Edwin Folven, 4/17/2014
A little more than a year after being struck by a hit and run driver and dragged for more than 600 feet under the vehicle, Hollywood resident Damian Kevitt has returned to cycling and will be joined by hundreds of other cyclists for an event he organized — “Finish the Ride” on Sunday, April 27.
Kevitt was in an intensive care unit for three weeks, and suffered more than 20 broken bones. His right leg was amputated, and doctors initially thought they would have to also amputate his left leg, but were able to save his limb. He spent four months in the hospital and a physical rehabilitation facility.
Kevitt said coming to terms with the incident and his recovery has been very challenging. From the beginning, he hoped to turn it into something positive. That desire resulted in “Finish the Ride”, which he is organizing with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.
“I try to keep things light and positive, and am looking forward. It’s really about focusing on the future,” Kevitt said. “I’m definitely not taking it sitting down. In the days after the accident, I thought about finishing the ride … just out of principle alone.”
Between 500 and 600 cyclists have signed up to participate in “Finish the Ride”, and cyclists can choose from a six, 12 or 23-mile course. Registration is $30 for the six-mile ride, and $60 for the 12 or 23-mile rides. Proceeds will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which supports people with physical disabilities.
Kevitt has worked as a counselor for the Church of Scientology in Hollywood for nearly 20 years, and the church donated the use of its parking lot near Sunset Boulevard and Vermont Avenue as a staging area for the ride. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., with speakers such as Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) appearing at 8 a.m.
Full story - http://parklabreanewsbeverlypress.com/news/2014/04/injured-cyclist-prepares-to-‘finish-the-ride’-he-started/
"...the church donated the use of its parking lot..."
There. Who said the cult had no compassion?
Someone should give them a medal for such caring gestures.
On a side note: I'm glad that he's doing better.
Here is coverage of Damian from March 29, 2014. He led a cycling event in Los Angeles on that date as well. Brief video interview with him is included.
No mention of Scientology in this coverage.
Damian Kevitt, interviewed on local NPR station.
Begins speaking at minute 24 of this podcast -
LA TUNA CANYON ROAD GETS SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
On December 9, 2017, Keith Jackson was struck from behind at high speed while riding his bicycle on La Tuna Canyon Road, a favorite cut-through for drivers who commonly speed through the canyon at speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour. For decades, community members have raised concerns about safety and tried to get the road re-designed to make it safer for residents, schoolchildren, cyclists, runners, and equestrians who favor the rural setting of La Tuna Canyon. And now those improvements are finally a reality.
Damian Kevitt, Streets Are For Everyone
Scott Forschuar, La Tuna Canyon Association
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