February 1, 1997
to all the Biker-Netters out there! You guys (generic... includes
gals too, naturally!) are the GREATEST! group of people ...
EVER! Your generosity and supportiveness are unequaled.
Eddie first went down on March 26, 1994 it was you people who deluged
us with cards, letters, pictures and shirts - from all over the
world! The bikers in San Jose (where Eddie was a Computer Design
Engineer in Compatible Systems with the Department of Design Verification
at Amdahl Corporation) got together and helped me out with getting
his house ready for market and in countless other ways. Thus they
became faces to go with the E-mail posts, and thus the BMF Bike
Club came into being. (I don't know for sure what BMF stands for,
but in my mind, it will always be Beautiful Magnificent
Friends!!. I'll never forget the motorcade that accompanied
us part way to San Francisco before flying back east.
of you have told me of all the people out there who would love the
chance to help out with doing something tangible to improve Eddie's
life, but until I got a special trust fund for him, all money that
was received had to go into his regular account and be used for
his care as prescribed - no extra frills permitted. That
would have just let Medicare off the hook a little, but would not
have changed his care plan.
when this van conversion place called to tell me about the gorgeous
ready-to-go van with raised roof, raised door, rear-mount rotary
lift, sofa-bed, passenger captain's chair, etc., I rushed out to
see it. I put $2000 down on it to claim it. That's all I could do...
I was way over extended because my own car had just been
traded in the day before on a '95 Camry! So I called my buddy SunShine
who does INDEED live up to her nickname. She has been a ray of sunshine
in our lives, that's for sure. So she got the word out...
and the rest is history! We will probably pick the van up next
weekend [2/8/97]! Thank you all from the bottom of our
your letters, cards, pictures, good wishes! More importantly, so
does Eddie. He reacts very positively: his eyes sparkle and
dance, he smiles and laughs and vocalizes alot in affirmation
to what is read, in recognition of some of the names and faces,
in appreciation of the humor and support out there. This has come
at a very opportune time, because Eddie's been very
depressed and despondent the last month or so, and this has given
him hope and joy again. I was beginning to catch his depression
instead of pulling him out of the morass.
... the biggest, heartiest THANK YOU to each and every one of you!
You have touched us so and warmed us and cheered us more than you
will ever know. The innate goodness present on every human being
has indeed risen to the surface. That's what life is all about:
we have to be here for each other, in good times and bad, and reach
out to lend a helping hand, and cheer and support each other. We're
God's hands and feet. Bless you all!