Ed Cooper Stroke-Request for cards/correspondence

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Trashman

Trad climber
SLC
Topic Author's Original Post - May 22, 2019 - 02:47pm PT
Looks like Ed Cooper has had a stroke and his son is hoping to help him break the hospital record for most cards received. Prognosis sounds good, but also sounds like he has a bit of a recovery ahead of him.

Ed Cooper
Acute Rehab Unit
1165 Montgomery Dr,
Santa Rosa CA 95405

ST, do your thing(one more time).

Link to more info: https://www.instagram.com/ed_cooper_photography/?hl=en
Roots

Mountain climber
Somewhere Fun
May 22, 2019 - 02:56pm PT
Sorry to hear this news...
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
May 22, 2019 - 07:25pm PT
(Somewhat edited.)

Initial post to Facebook by Matthew, Ed's son, on May 17th:

1) For all you Ed Cooper fans, friends, and fellow lovers of nature, photography, and mountains, Iím Matthew, Edís son. I wanted to let you know that Ed had a stroke on Tuesday and we only were able to get it diagnosed tonight. Thankfully it wasnít a large stroke, but it has made him unable to walk and has made one whole side of his body very weak. He is hospitalized now and they are trying to figure out the best course of treatment. The doctor hasnít made any promises obviously, but he said that maybe half of people heís seen with this type of stroke and location have fully recovered eventually. We appreciate all your prayers and good thoughts for Ed, and I will personally read every comment here to him in the hospital tomorrow. Thanks for your friendship

2) UPDATE: my dad Ed is admitted to the hospital for the stroke and after being there and getting the proper diagnosis and assessment, the doctor says his prospect for a full recovery is very good, and we have high hopes and faith that that we will have a good outcome. Thank you all of you for all of your prayers!

Then by his daughter Beth and son Matthew yesterday:

My dad will be moving to an Acute Rehab Unit to recover from his stroke, and we would love to shower him with TONS of get well cards.
I encourage anyone to send him cards, whether you know him or not!! Please share!!!❤️
Ed Cooper
Acute Rehab Unit
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
1165 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, California
U.S.A. 95405
Trashman

Trad climber
SLC
Topic Author's Reply - May 23, 2019 - 11:46am PT
Bump
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 23, 2019 - 12:26pm PT
One of my all time heroes. Will get a card out soon.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 23, 2019 - 01:59pm PT
So, so sorry guys. Prayers for a speedy recovery. Card going out tomorrow.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
May 25, 2019 - 11:58am PT
Today's update, from Ed on his FB page:

Hi everyone, I am now online on the phone at the hospital, so you may message me or comment here. I have a very difficult time with the keyboard so my responses may be slow, please forgive me. Ed
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 26, 2019 - 11:30pm PT
hey there, say... just a bump...
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
May 27, 2019 - 07:34am PT
Ed, I have admired your achievements in climbing and your photography is often stunning. We had a mutual friend, Don Gordon, and he always spoke highly of you.

Here is to getting well soon and hope to meet you some day.

Wayne Miller
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
May 30, 2019 - 08:23am PT
Today's update, posted to Ed's FB page by his son Matthew:

"My father, Ed Cooper, seems to be doing better already! He said yesterday that he is making measurable physical improvements in the things that he can do related to getting up on his own and standing! And thank you to all the folks who sent cards! I spent an hour on Tuesday just reading him all his unopened cards. He was so blown away, he teared up many times. The response from all his friends and fans has been wonderful. I have showed him multiple times how to get him online and answer all the comments, but I donít think he has the dexterity to do it yet, otherwise he would have. I even got him a new cell phone yesterday with a larger screen, but still he hasnít. Hopefully he eventually will, but rest assured that these cards and support have really helped him stay positive and upbeat. Thank you everyone! You guys are amazing and itís really helping!"
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 30, 2019 - 10:10am PT
HOORAY!! Great News!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 30, 2019 - 09:23pm PT
hey there, say, ... PLEASE let him know...

another card is coming, tomorrow...


great to hear the update!!!
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