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I received the following message from Williamj. He is in need of prayers, good thoughts and well wishes.  

Hey Kathleen,

Thanks for thinking of me. For the last three months (or so) I've been in the hospital waiting for an appropriate donar heart. The hospital is ok but they have a very crappy wi-fi here and I can barely browse let alone email or upload.

Ther,s no telling when an appropriate donar heart would become available so it's just a long ass waiting game. I could sure use all the good thoughts and well wishes anyone could send my way. Just tell everyone that I love them and miss them all.

There is a chance that all of this could turn around and head south at any given moment. So if you don,t hear from me...

so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen... good-bye

Mysoon
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Prayers coming your way William.

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I'm not usually the praying type, but I think praying for Williamj is a good place to start. I truly pray they find a donor quickly.

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I've noticed that Williamj hasn't posted in a while.  My prayers are certainly with him and his family during these crucial times.

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Prayers and more prayers William J

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Continued prayers William. Godspeed my friend!

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Bless you William 

May you soon receive news of an appropriate heart donor.  All the good thoughts, prayers and Love  coming your way. Thanks for being you

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Well wishes and prayers going out to you, William.

It was great meeting you at the Chicago Housewares show a few years ago. And you have been such a positive presence in the forums over all the years. All of us are sending positive vibes back at you.

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Oh William, 

You are in my prayers.  I am looking forward to meeting you in March at the Housewares show in Chicago, so if you don't make it to the show, I will do my best to make it to the hospital!

Praying continually for you William.  May God bless you!

Betsy .
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Love and Prayers to you William! I'm lighting a candle for you. You are such an inspiration to all of us. XxxooX

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God Bless you William. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray an appropriate donor heart comes for you soon! Keep the faith and stay positive.

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William...Good hearted William...So sad to hear of your trials.

Will keep you in my prayers, thoughts and heart. 

No one is more deserving of a new one, my friend...Keep the faith...Only God knows what he has in store for you. So leave it in his capable hands. 

When I needed a kindness, you came out of now where and were my angel...

Your Karma cup runneth over...

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William --  to the front of the line... Sending you positive energy, hope, and prayers for your donor heart asap my friend.

And Kathleen a big hug, and thanks for your caring ways.

Thom

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Dittos...  All prayers and good wishes for God's love and healing go out to Mr. Bill.  And Kathleen - thank you so much for alerting us to his condition.  Just goes to show that we never know what our brothers are enduring. He's such a special person; I sincerely hope he's on the mend soon.

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If I had an extra heart...I'd gladly give it to him. He's my buddy...and I pray for him.

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I have been thinking about him so strongly!  William J.  My prayers are with you.  Be strong and stay encouraged my friend.  You are such a blessing to so many and a bright spot in this community!!! May God truly bless and keep you!!!  Isaiah 53:5.

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All the thoughts and prayers from the Edison Nation team are with you William!

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So sorry to hear this, Williamj.  I will definitely be praying and thinking of you.  Hope to hear soon that you got a match and are through the worst!  Xoxoxo

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Thoughts and prayers are with you Williamj !!!!!

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William, if you ask for anything in the name of the Lord and believe it,it shall be given to you. I am praying that the Lord Jesus will bless you with a new heart and a longer life.

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Amen Joseph. Amen! Thx Kathleen.

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Amen

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Godspeed William!!! 

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Praying for you, William!  God bless.

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Hang in there, William! We're all praying for you!

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Stay strong... the man up stairs works in amazing and mysterious ways - gods speed with you !

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Although I don't know you, William, since I recently joined EN, I include you in my prayers and hopes for a quick discovery of a compatible donor heart and a speedy recovery.

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All the best, William!

Cant wait until your back on the forums!

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Warmest thoughts and prayers for a perfect match and a quick recovery, William!

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He's on my prayer list at my Bible Study group now.

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WilliamJ ... the 'Good Thoughts and Well Wishes" are certainly coming your way.... and I'm going to throw in a prayer as well. I do hope that you can put the tedium of a long hospital stay in the rear view mirror and get back on your feet in the near future.... with many, many happy years with family and friends in your future. You're missed by many .... myself included!!

As a Christian I would be remiss not to make mention that the hope of eternal life is as simple as "believing on the lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved" (Acts 16:31 KJV). There's no strings attached ... it's just that simple. I"m a  long ways from being a preacher and certainly no saint but find comfort in something so simple.... I would hope that you might consider that possibility as well if you haven't already done so.

If you have to be laid up for 3 months in Chicago ... I'm going to guess that the winter time is as good as time as any. Here's hoping your spring time is much better!!  Also... thanks to Kathleen for doing her usual investigative work on tracking you down.  

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Archie, I was getting ready to start tracking you down too! 

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any updates on William?

Do we know what hospital he is at?

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any update on him? Maybe we could all chip in with the help of EN for a few free submissions to keep his mind busy?

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Kathleen ... I'm always around ... kind of like the wind. I just don't blow in near as often as in the past. 

I'm going to assume that if WilliamJ has limited wifi that he can at least read the forums in his spare time if he's inclined to do so....... 

Hi WilliamJ .... I still haven't made that cigar box guitar ... but it's also still on my list of things to do. Trouble is the list keeps getting longer rather than shorter. I hope you can read this and that all is going as well as can be expected. I'm still keeping you in my prayers for good news soon so you can get back on your feet.

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I will let William know about this thread and send them the link to it so he can see all the love, support and prayers that are with him.

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I couldn't send him the link, because I'm not an Insider, but I gave him the title of the thread.

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Thank you Kathleen!

And William, I hope they are taking good care of you and that you are staying in high spirits...the best to you my friend!

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Prayers sent.

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Kathleen, I thought you had the pox until I enlarged your pic to see you're covered in bubbles!

Thanks for starting this thread.  I sent Mr.Bill an email letting him know that we're all rooting for him.  He's on the prayer list in my Bible Study, also.  I hope he can respond soon so we know he's ok.

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Prayers on your way William.  Speedy recovery!  

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Wishing you a speedy recovery William! 

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Thinking about William, hope he's doing alright! Continued prayers.

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William - We're all thinking of you and sending prayers your way!

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Giving you the BIGGEST hug WilliamJ.  Continuing in prayer.

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If anyone knows which hospital William is in, will you please let me know.  I will be in Chicago in a few weeks and would love to visit him.  I've been calling a bunch of hospitals in Chicago, but have yet to locate him.

Thank you,

Liz

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That would be great Liz.  I'm worried about him... wish we could get an update.  If you find him, please give him a big ol' EN hug from us all.

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I just got a message from William and wanted to pass it along to everyone.

Hey buddy,

For some reason the WIFI gods have decided to smile on me and let me get this through (at least I hope that's the case)).

So far everything is the same, just hurry up no wait. I was able to see the thread with everybody's good thoughts, best wishes and prayers. It did wonders for me, it put a smile on my face and a tear to my eye. You have no idea how much it meant to me. Thank you, thank you and all of my EN family.. You guys are the best people in the world.

I will let you know (as soon as I am able to) of any changes. Hopefully I will see you all soon.

Bill

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I'm happy to tell you that I found William!  He is still waiting for a heart.  It's been four months now of waiting in the hospital, so naturally he and his wife are both getting anxious.

I spoke with his lovely wife on the phone and she was very generous with updates on his condition, lots of tubes, medication, anxiousness, all that.  I asked her to please let him know that we are all thinking about him and sending prayers and positive thoughts.

I then received a thoughtful message from William, and for numerous reasons he doesn't think its a good idea for me to visit...the hospital is too far away from McCormick Place where the trade show is held, the neighborhoods on the way to the hospital are too dangerous, getting a taxi back and forth would be too expensive, etc.  I am balking, but these are his thoughts.

He is such a great guy, always with a plethora of information for us all when we have questions in the forums.  Unfortunately, his wifi is not great in the hospital so he cant't participate as much now.

Please let's keep this awesome man in our prayers...

*tears*

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Wow.  I was just wondering what his status was yesterday.   Sorry to hear he is still waiting, sometimes the waiting really IS the hardest part.   He's a super guy and I hope he gets out of there soon!  I know I wouldn't like it in there that long.

My next question relates to the monetary aspect of that long hospital stay...do we need to start a Go Fund Me page for him?  I hate to pry, but is he covered for all this?

You are one tough guy William, hang in there!

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Good question, Ralph.  That's gotta be tough, even if most of it is covered. Sometimes just the incidentals - like travel, parking and meals for when his family visits - can really bite.

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