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  • Dennis Harriss
    ... From: frupac.net - Richard E Kerr Jr To: Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 7:46 Subject: FRUPAC: Update on
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 20, 2006
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      From: "frupac.net - Richard E Kerr Jr" <k8ctt@...>
      To: <frupac@...>
      Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 7:46
      Subject: FRUPAC: Update on Randal McCloy - SAGO Mine disaster


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      >
      > DE W8ZT via W8XF
      >
      > Here is an update on Randal McCloy, the lone survivor of the SAGO Mine
      > disaster. This afternoon,(1-18-2006) I talked with Rick McGee, Randals
      > brother in law and I have positive news to report. News reports of him
      > being in a coma are true, but, it is a very light coma. Today he was
      > sitting up in bed and eating ice chips. He also was rubbing his knee
      > and tugging at a piece of dried skin on his lip. His dialysis
      > treatments have been reduced to every other day as his kidney functions
      > are starting to work again. His family wants to thank everyone for the
      > cards and letters that arrive daily in the large plastic postal bins.
      > The mail keeps his wife occupied and gives her consolation that so many
      > think of her and her husband and family. Rick made the comment that he
      > could paper the walls in the house with all of the cards and I then
      > explained to him that that is what a lot of hams do with their cards.
      > Once again , this information is being released with the permission of
      > the family. I asked about Randals involvement in Amateur Radio and I was
      > told he was relatively new to the hobby. His radio was not working and
      > he was in the process of looking for another radio to replace his
      > shortly before the mine accident. I told his brother in law that I would
      > like to meet him and Randal some day at a hamfest or somewhere else
      > and if he ever had to come down to the Kanawha Valley to be sure and
      > give me a call. I hope and pray I am given that opportunity someday.
      > Anyway, thats all for now. I will check back with them in a week or so
      > and give another report, hopefully better than this one. Take care
      > friends, Rick. W8ZT
      >
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      >
      >
    • Andrew Young
      I sent him a QSL with some money in it a week ago. There are a lot of hams doing that.
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 21, 2006
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        I sent him a QSL with some money in it a week ago. There are a lot of hams
        doing that.

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        > Subject: FRUPAC: Update on Randal McCloy - SAGO Mine disaster
        >
        > > DE W8ZT via W8XF
        > >
        > > Here is an update on Randal McCloy, the lone survivor of the SAGO Mine
        > > disaster. This afternoon,(1-18-2006) I talked with Rick McGee, Randals
        > > brother in law and I have positive news to report. News reports of him
        > > being in a coma are true, but, it is a very light coma. Today he was
        > > sitting up in bed and eating ice chips. He also was rubbing his knee
        > > and tugging at a piece of dried skin on his lip. His dialysis
        > > treatments have been reduced to every other day as his kidney functions
        > > are starting to work again. His family wants to thank everyone for the
        > > cards and letters that arrive daily in the large plastic postal bins.
        > > The mail keeps his wife occupied and gives her consolation that so many
        > > think of her and her husband and family. Rick made the comment that he
        > > could paper the walls in the house with all of the cards and I then
        > > explained to him that that is what a lot of hams do with their cards.
        > > Once again , this information is being released with the permission of
        > > the family. I asked about Randals involvement in Amateur Radio and I was
        > > told he was relatively new to the hobby. His radio was not working and
        > > he was in the process of looking for another radio to replace his
        > > shortly before the mine accident. I told his brother in law that I would
        > > like to meet him and Randal some day at a hamfest or somewhere else
        > > and if he ever had to come down to the Kanawha Valley to be sure and
        > > give me a call. I hope and pray I am given that opportunity someday.
        > > Anyway, thats all for now. I will check back with them in a week or so
        > > and give another report, hopefully better than this one. Take care
        > > friends, Rick. W8ZT
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