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Re: [WestMichiganHams] Fw: FRUPAC: Update on Randal McCloy - SAGO Mine disaster

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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 1 of 2 , Jan 21, 2006
      I sent him a QSL with some money in it a week ago. There are a lot of hams
      doing that.

      ----- Original Message -----

      > 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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