Malone's Roundup: Ranchers Helping Ranchers

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Organizer: Malone's Roundup at 95.9 The Ranch Beneficiary: Jeremy Prock

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Jeremy Prock is an incredible guy with an enormous heart.  He is 35 years old, lives in Nevada, Texas, and is a huge fan of Texas music and the Ranch.  He also LOVES to hunt.   

Earlier this winter, I asked Ranchers for help getting some winter clothes to a pizza delivery guy who came to my door in shorts in the dead of winter.  Jeremy Prock was quick on the draw and immediately ordered, paid for, and shipped a brand new winter coat to the pizza guy.  Wow, right? 

Well, I later learned that Jeremy is physically disabled.  As a result of an accident that happened when he was 17, Jeremy is paralyzed from the shoulders down.  This is Jeremy's story in his words.... 

"I was born and raised in North Texas in the small town of Nevada. I grew up hunting and fishing. It all changed on August 14th of 1996. I was at a friend's birthday party. I dove into a swimming pool and hit my right arm on the bottom in which shoved my shoulder blade back into my spine and crushed my 3rd, 4th and 5th vertebrae's. It left me a C4-5 quadriplegic. "Paralyzed from about my shoulders down'. But I've haven't let my injury slow me down. I still get out and enjoy the outdoors. I enjoy hunting deer, hogs and coyote. I usually go with friends to their leases or any place others allow me to go. " I call it recharging my batteries of the task I face each day from my injury". For me hunting is the one of the places I feel the happiest. I feel it's the one place where I'm back on equal grounds like before my injury. I've got just as much of a chance as anyone without a disability at harvesting a critter."

Jeremy told me that at the time he heard about the guy in need of a winter coat, he was saving money to buy special adaptive hunting equipment that allows him to hunt.  Jeremy says he used to have the equipment, but it completely wore out in 2011 and that he has not been able to hunt since that time, though he still goes to the lease to watch his friends hunt. 

I asked Jeremy why he decided to use the money he was saving for something so important to buy a new winter coat for a total stranger.  Jeremy said he just wanted to help because he knows how much it means to have someone help you when you need it.  

I was absolutely floored and touched by Jeremy's generous act of kindness, especially given the daily struggles of his own he must encounter.  As a result, Jeremy Prock is the star of "Malone's Round-Up" this month.  Jeremy did not ask for any help, but he is thrilled that he may be able to hunt soon as a result of your donations, and he approved my sharing of his story and photos with you.  

This is an incredible opportunity for Ranchers to help out a fellow Rancher.  Our goal is to buy Jeremy the special adaptive hunting equipment that will put him on a level playing field with other hunters.  The total cost with shipping is $1,715.00, and any donation you make on this page goes directly to Jeremy (via PayPal).  

If you would like to see how the equipment works, here is a link to it.  It allows disabled hunters to use head motion and breath to aim and fire - pretty cool.  

http://www.beadaptive.com/pages/hq100.htm

Thank you in advance for helping Jeremy Prock hunt again!!! - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/malone-s-roundup-ranchers-helping-ranchers-/126795#sthash.d0sDRTk5.dpuf
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01/26/2014
by Malone's Roundup at 95.9 The Ranch
Wow!! Thanks to your generous donations, we met and EXCEEDED our goal of collecting enough money for Rancher Jeremy Prock to buy his special adaptive hunting equipment to allow him to hunt again. In fact, he has already ordered it, and it is on its way to him!! CBS 11 (KTVT) ran the story last week, and you can see the video by clicking on the story in the top left corner of the Ranch website (959theranch.com). There are so many wonderful people to thank for their generous acts of kindness. After hearing about Jeremy's incredibly selfless act of buying a new winter coat for a total stranger, here's what happened.... (1) Jay Presti, TV host of Blue Collar Adventures on NBC Sports, told Jeremy that he is taking him on a special hunt at the 8000 acre Blue Creek Whitetails Ranch!! Wow!!! (2) The Justin Frazell Show and Charla Corn of 95.9 The Ranch have arranged for one of Jeremy's favorite Texas artists and an avid hunter himself, Phil Hamilton, to be Jeremy's hunting buddy on the trip with Jay Presti. And Phil says he may even pick up Jeremy in his tour bus. Pretty sweet ride to the hunt. Who knows? We may see Jeremy and Phil featured on an upcoming episode of Blue Collar Adventures (bluecollaradventures.com) with Jay Presti! (3) Also thanks to Jay Presti, Taco Casa, and Cabela's, Jeremy will be completely outfitted to hunt this year with a shopping spree at Cabela's! (4) Jeremy told us he would love to see Brandon Jenkins live, so 95.9 The Ranch and Rockin Rodeo Denton are giving VIP treatment to Jeremy and twenty of his friends on February 27th when Brandon Jenkins plays at Rockin Rodeo! (5) Ranch Artist, Clay Thrash, and his manager, Keith Reeves, want to take Jeremy on another hunt! (6) Rancher Paul Moore of MHR Hunting Ranch in Springtown has donated a spring turkey, hog, or coyote hunt to Jeremy! (7) Bradley Hehn and the Taylor Hodak Band want to take Jeremy on another hunt! (8) Ken Harland of Decatur Taxidermy has donated a free mount to Jeremy! (9) Bill Cox of Cox Wildlife Ranch has donated a free hunt to Jeremy! And..... to keep paying it forward, 95.9 The Ranch is giving FREE ADMISSION to Ranch Bash this year to everyone who donated to Jeremy's cause. If you donated, just show up, and your name will be on the Will Call list on October 18th at Ranch Bash. And yes, even if you donated "anonymously," your name will be on the Will Call list (but not made public). All the money donated through the "Malone's Roundup" link on the Ranch website goes directly to Jeremy, so you are still welcome to donate over the next few days. Though Jeremy has already ordered his adaptive hunting equipment, he has very limited financial means, so anything additional you donate would go a long way toward helping Jeremy. Again, thank you to everyone involved for your incredibly kind hearts and for helping to make sure that good things happen to good people -- and most of all, thanks to Jeremy Prock for setting an example for us all.
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