April 5, 2016
A few weeks ago we posted a note about a fire that took out IMG Guide Rob Jantzen’s van and subsequent home… Here’s a follow-up from Rob himself:
I would like to say a huge thank you to IMG, my fellow guides, clients, people I don’t even know, and the amazing climbing community. A few weeks ago I had the unfortunate experience of having the van I was living in catch fire and take nearly everything I owned with it.
I was devastated, looking forward I could only imagine the months of hard work facing me as I rebuilt my life. However, just 3 weeks later, I now have a very different outlook on the future. Thanks to the generosity of the community around IMG I have received an unbelievable amount of support. It all helped – the monetary donations, places to stay, gear, clothes, and of course the countless well wishes. Every challenge I have faced has been met not just by me, but by an outstanding network of people and resources.
I would like to specifically thank the IMG management and owners for taking care of me like family. From the very start they were behind me and have been more supportive than I could have ever asked for. I would also like to thank the wonderful folks at Outdoor Research who put together a care package of clothes. My wardrobe has never been as stylish and comfortable as it is now!
And to all those who have supported me during this time. I am so lucky to be a part of this community and cannot put into words the depth of my gratitude.
Thank you all!