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    Default Merlin1958 (Bill) hospitalized. Update-Now home

    Bill Bender aka Merlin1958 is in the hospital in a coma. He is on a ventilator and currently is not cognizant of his surroundings. Since he is in the ICU, he isn't allowed flowers.
    I'm hoping that as many members here as possible would send two get well soon notes to Bill. One note care of the hospital, and one note care of his residence.
    The note need not be a costly get well card; just a short hand written or typed message to Bill. Two notes can be mailed in the USA for less than $1.
    Per Mrs. William Bender's request, information about Bill is not being released. His family should however read the notes to Bill, and when he recovers I am sure the outflow of encouragement will be very touching to him.

    If you simply are too busy to obtain envelopes and stamps, feel free to PM me your message and I will print and mail the notes to Bill. I have a box of envelopes and 200 stamps, so I am ready to help. If you wish, you can include your return mail address so that it is on the envelope.

    Notes should be mailed to:


    William Bender-Patient

    Dignity Health Center
    3555 S. Valvista Dr.
    Gilbert, AZ 85297
    USA


    Or to Bill's home address. Please PM me for that information.

    I also want to send Bill pictures of members and or their avatar. If you would like your picture included in a poster type note from the entire Dt.org community, please PM the pic to me.

    My goal is to get 25 members to each send two notes. Please help make this happen.

    Thanks,

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    They'll go out in Monday's mail. I am really upset about this!

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    I am extremely sad to learn that Bill is in hospital. I will definitely be sending two get well cards!

    My thoughts and prayers are with Bill right now, and I wish him a full and speedy recovery!

    "There is, though I do not know how there is or why there is,
    a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven."

    H.G. Wells - The Island of Doctor Moreau

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    PM sent. Bill is a most caring person.

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    Really sorry to hear this. I'll mail the get well notes.

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    My thoughts are with him and his Family. Bill is a very KIND AND GENEROUS person!!!! I hope the amount of members that take the time to do this is of great numbers. Any one that knows Bill knows that he would go above and beyond for ANY member in a similar situation!

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    This is really sad. I hope that he will get better, but dont think, IMO that I will send a note. Simply because the family recieving 50 or 100 or more cards will be the least of their worries.
    My thoughts do go with him and his relatives !
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    Terrible, terrible, terrible.

    I'll be sending a card on Monday.

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    Thanks Jerome for posting this and I think your suggestion is a very good one.

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    Man, this is terrible news. I absolutely love Bill. He's been very good to me (and my daughter).

    Thanks for letting us know, Jerome and I will also be sending cards.

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    I'll get notes in the mail Monday as well. I hope the circumstances surrounding his condition are fully reversible.

    Bill is a very generous soul. I own a personalized copy of one of his favorite books for two reasons - Bill is a great guy, and I have the same name so when he happened upon two personalized copies, I got one.

    May the book gods be looking over him....

    Bill
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    I'm shocked. I'll be sending a note on Monday.

    Thanks for sharing the info, Jerome.

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    Echoing the thoughts of others, although we have never met in person, I count Bill has a true friend.
    Thanks for letting us know Jerome, I'll be sending cards on Monday.
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    PM sent, J.

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    Thank you Jerome for the information. Please keep us posted of any changes. Sending out cards on Monday.

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    I just received a text from Bill's son. He wants to send out information to a group of people and has asked for the communication to be one-way.
    His text to the group:

    Will give updates in here. Please don't respond to these texts because everyone will get them. If you have a question text me directly and if the answer is something everyone should have I will post it in here. Dad is doing better. Numbers are improving. Some meds are being removed. Some treatments will change which indicates improvement. Will know more tonight.

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    That's positive news - thanks for the update Jerome
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    Card is in the mail. I HOPE... HE.... gets to read them...For MANY YEARS to come.

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    Thank you for posting the original news and the update, Jerome.

    Here's wishing Bill a complete and speedy recovery, and the hope that further updates about his health will be positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    I just received a text from Bill's son. He wants to send out information to a group of people and has asked for the communication to be one-way.
    His text to the group:

    Will give updates in here. Please don't respond to these texts because everyone will get them. If you have a question text me directly and if the answer is something everyone should have I will post it in here. Dad is doing better. Numbers are improving. Some meds are being removed. Some treatments will change which indicates improvement. Will know more tonight.
    That news sounds a lot more reassuring. Here's hoping for Bill's full recovery everyone!!!

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    a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven."

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    This is very saddening news. I've found Bill to be one of the most generous and welcoming of members on this site. My thoughts are with him and his family at this terrible time. Lots of love from the UK.

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    Despite having only been a part of the TDT clan for a short time, I already have seen how truly beloved Bill is here. Here's wishing him a speedy, full recovery. Thoughts with the family at this time.

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    My family's thoughts are with him.

    Dan

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    Very sorry to hear this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    This is really sad. I hope that he will get better, but dont think, IMO that I will send a note. Simply because the family recieving 50 or 100 or more cards will be the least of their worries.
    My thoughts do go with him and his relatives !
    Understandable.
    You could certainly send him a private message and when he is able to log in to the site I'm sure he would appreciate your concern.

    J

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