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THE JERRY QUARRY FOUNDATION

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Saturday, 23 May, 1998

THIS IS A STATEMENT AS TO WHAT MY GOALS ARE, AND TO WHAT MY INTENTIONS ARE TO OBTAIN THESE GOALS. BEFORE I CAN DO THIS, I HAVE TO TELL YOU MY MOTIVATION. ALL WE KNEW WAS TO FIGHT. WE FOUGHT EACH OTHER, BOTH PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY. THIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY CAUSTIC IN DEALING WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD. SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THIS FAMILY TURNED TO PROFESSIONAL BOXING, I MIGHT ADD WORLD WIDE ATTENTION AND MONEY BECAME PLENTIFUL.

HOWEVER, ALL THIS BOXING HAS DAMAGED THE BRAINS OF THREE MEMBERS OF THIS FAMILY. THEY ARE PERMANENTLY DISABLED.THE DOCTORS WE TAKE THEM TO CAN NOT FULLY TREAT THEM. THIS IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE MEDICAL PROFESSION HAS NEVER DID ANY RESEARCH ON PUNCHY FIGHTERS OR ANY OTHER ATHLETE SUFFERING FROM BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA. THEY DO HOWEVER HAVE A NAME FOR THE DISORDER. DEMENTIA PUGILISTICA. THE EFFECTS OF THIS ARE EXPLAINED THROUGH SYMPTOMS OF A COUPLE OF WELL KNOWN DISEASES CALLED PARKINSONS AND ALSHEIMERS. TOGETHER THEY CAUSE BOTH MEMORY LOSE AND LOSS OF MOTOR MOVEMENT MOTOR MOVEMENT.

THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY EXTENSIVE RESEARCH ON THIS SUBJECT.THERE IS NOT ANY PENSION PLAN FOR PERMANENTLY INJURED BOXERS. THERE ISN'T ANY FACILITIES TO TAKE CARE OF BOXERS OR ANY OTHER ATHLETE IN THIS CONDITION. THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT KNOW THERE IS A NEED.

MY GOALS ARE TO START A RESEARCH PROGRAM IN THE MEDICAL FIELD, TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO TREAT AND CARE FOR THE INJURED ATHLETES. THIS WOULD INCLUDE A BUILDING OR BUYING A FACILITY FOR CARE AND THERAPY. THESE PEOPLE WOULD LIVE AT THIS FACILITY. THE GOVERNMENT AND THE MEDICAL PROFESSION ALSO NEED TO BE EDUCATED ON HOW TO SAFEGUARD THE ALL SPORTS TO PREVENT BRAIN DAMAGE. MAY BE SOME DAY WE WILL DEVELOP A REGULAR SCREENING FOR ALL ATHLETES WHO APPLY FOR AN AMATEUR OR PROFESSIONAL LICENSE TO COMPETE IN CONTACT SPORTS. WE WOULD LIKE TO CREATE OR CONTRIBUTE TO A PENSION FUND FOR BOXERS AND ANY OTHER SPORTS THAT DOES NOT HAVE ONE.

TO OBTAIN THESE GOALS, THE JERRY QUARRY FOUNDATION WAS FOUNDED OCTOBER 14, 1994. THE PURPOSE OF THIS FOUNDATION IS TO RAISE FUNDS THROUGH FUND RAISERS SUCH AS CELEBRITY SPORTS TOURNAMENTS. SUCH AS GOLF, BOWLING, DINNERS, AUCTIONS, MERCHANDISING, AND THE SOLICITATION OF BOXERS, PROMOTERS, AND MAJOR CORPORATIONS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS.

INITIALLY THE FOUNDATION WENT PUBLIC VIA NEWS RELEASES ALL OVER THE WORLD IN SPORTS MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, TELEVISION,AND CO-SPONSORING CHARITY EVENTS.

SINCERELY,

JAMES M. QUARRY
FOUNDER-THE JERRY QUARRY FOUNDATION