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SaveWalterWhite.com joins the real world wide web

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 28th 2009 5:03PM
From Save Walter White.comSomething from AMC's brilliant Breaking Bad has found its way into the real world. And no, I don't mean 34 pounds of pure crystal meth so fine it could make your toes curl into sheepshanks.

During last Sunday's episode, Walter's son created a very touching web page for his ailing father that solicits donations for his cancer treatments. Walt was very touched by the gesture, but objected to taking charity from strangers. Of course, that changed when Walter's legal partner in crime Saul saw it as a way to launder his drug money to his family without them getting wise to his deeds.

That website actually exists on the web at SaveWalterWhite.com.

It's very detailed and eye-opening for a web page that got, at most, 10 seconds of air time.

It provides a very interesting window into Walter Jr's mind in the midst of such a bizarre and horrid tragedy. He talks in great detail about how he has wrestled with his father's illness and how his deteriorating health and subsequent remission has reminded him of the importance of his father in his life. The page gives a nice three-dimensional feeling to the whole series and brings it more to life in ways that an HD flat screen TV never could.

"Everything's different since Dad got his diagnosis. Since I realized that one day in the near future, he might not be around to drive me crazy," the webpage reads. "Now I feel lucky when he asks me about my day (I used to totally hate that question) or nags me about coming home on time at night and being responsible. One day he won't be here to ask. Now I feel lucky when I hear his car pulling into the driveway after school. I even like to hear him coughing. It means he's still around. Still my dad."

It can even make you feel more for Walt and his family if you're a regular follower of the show. Walter has put his freedom, his health and even his life on the line to ensure his family can take care of themselves long after he's gone. I want the person who wrote Walter Jr's webpage to write my eulogy.

"I mean, one of the big reasons why my dad didn't want to get treatment at all in the first place was because he didn't want to leave us behind with a huge debt. That's the thing about my dad - he loves us more than anything. More than himself. But we want him around and we want him to try everything he can to stay with us as long as possible. This surgery is the one chance there is to save his life."

And even if you don't watch the show, you should still give it a visit. Down where the page asks for donations, you'll see a link to the National Cancer Coalition. That page features a link to their charity navigator section where you can make your own donations. Remember, there are a lot of Walter Whites in this world.

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So glad they have it hooked into a decent charity.

May 28 2009 at 11:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Reminds me that I need to catch up on Breaking Bad.

May 28 2009 at 6:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brent Schmidt

lol yeah I checked up on this seconds after they showed it... funny stuff.

May 28 2009 at 5:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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