Damn it. I hate hearing things like this…
One of the great guys in the “RE.net” is sick, in the ICU, and as is true of many inthis industry, has no medical insurance.
Charles Richey, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and is currently in the ICU at the University Medical Center (UMC) in Las Vegas.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome: (GBS) (pronounced “ghee-YAN bah-RAY”) is a rare nervous system disorder that results from nerve damage caused by the body’s own immune system, usually in response to an infection or other illness. GBS causes muscle weakness, loss of reflexes, and numbness or tingling in the arms, legs, face, and other parts of the body. It can even progress to complete paralysis. GBS is the most common medical cause of paralysis that develops over days to weeks.
Fortunately, Charles has already begun treatment. On a positive note, most patients diagnosed with GBS recover with no residual side effects or complications after treatment – but this is going to take some time.
I “met” Charles and his wife Jacqui through the user forums at Point2Agent and found Charles to be incredibly giving of his time and expertise. Now would be a good time to “pay it forward”. I know times are hard for lots of folks in this business. Bit literally every single nickle helps. Please dig deep and DONATE if you can.
You can read more details at Max’s post.
Charles is very active at the ActiveRain network, and Caleb Mardini has a post there as well.
Here’s a forum thread where you can see what a lot of people think of Charles.
Advanced Access has posted as well. Charles and Jacqui used to, USED TO, have an Advanced Access site. They moved on, but AA is trying to help. Think about that; it speaks volumes for the kind of guy Charles is. (edited to add: Speaks volumes about Advanced Access too…)
Godspeed Charles, you are in our thoughts and prayers.