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tals

climber
VIRGINIA
Aug 14, 2008 - 01:05pm PT
WOW! Here's More!!


Dear Everyone,

Below is a note from Bobby to all of you (he wrote it longhand and I transcribed it here). I explained to him what an incredible support you have all been and that everyone would love to hear directly from him. He smiled, nodded and wrote this:

Hi everyone that seems to care for me,
Ok, everybody you can stop crying for me now, thanks though.
Not much new to report, except that my family and friends are great.

Love,

Bobby Model!

Bobby’s been laughing a lot, mouthing words (sound still to come) and working really hard to regain strength in his body. His endurance is continually improving and he’s awake a lot more (tho he still needs lots of sleep). We have a grrrreat van so there have been lots of outings. It looks like the move to Cody will happen later this fall (Bobby is verrrrrry happy about this—he doesn’t write fondly about being in Denver, but my parents are getting everything lined up for a smooth transition and my mom working triple time to make it all happen).

The emails, letters, calls, visits are all wonderful!

Many thanks to you all.

Sending lots of love,

Faith
BrenDA

climber
Green River, WY
Aug 15, 2008 - 10:25am PT
Wow!! What great news! I'm so excited for you Bobby! You are an inspiration to all of us. Lots of Love Big Guy. Brenda
Sharon Baker

Social climber
Powell, WY
Aug 16, 2008 - 01:33pm PT
Faith's last post regarding Bobby's progress, and his personal note to his friends, bring tears of joy.

We think of you often. It's wonderful to know that the prayers are being answered. Seems like all things are possible with Faith.

Love to all,
Sharon and Bill Baker


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 16, 2008 - 02:06pm PT
hey there bobby... say, thats really sweet of you to be thinking of all us... keep up all the hard work... before you know it, you'll be back home where you really belong....

say, hope you still have the "big white kitty"... it makes a good pet, being that it does not need to eat !


say, there faith... thanks for sending the message along to us all....

my, oh, my---now that your mom is working in an even higher gear... why, we're gonna have to pray even more so she will get an "energy reviving" wave of power... :)


god bless... :)
i am so very happy for you all...
Marty Stannard

Trad climber
Cody, Wyoming
Aug 25, 2008 - 10:34am PT
Bobby,
Wonderful news to hear you are making your way back. Let's plan to do 'Bruce's crack' on the Island again one of these days. I'm thinking that was your first roped climb while you were in middle school.

Your friend and FAMILY support system is amazing and heartwarming. My best to Ann and Faith... you are the quintessential belayers!

Marty
John B

Social climber
New York, NY
Sep 4, 2008 - 02:41pm PT
To Bobby and your entire family:

You have all been with us in our thoughts and prayers these past fifteen months and we are thrilled to hear about your progress. Keep up the good work. We're pulling for you. Let us know if there is anything to do to speed your progress.

Love,

The Budnik Family
ThaVinci

climber
Sep 24, 2008 - 06:18am PT
He Bobby,

I'm feeling a bit like this long distance friend that you see only once in a while, but always with good contact. I just wanted to let you know I'm still there, reading the forum, seeing how you are doing. Great news Faith is sending out, great to read some words of your own as well. You're one lucky bastard having a family and friends like that (excuse my Dutch) :-)
Cheers Bobby, all the best!
tals

climber
VIRGINIA
Sep 25, 2008 - 08:02am PT

September 25 Update


Dear Everyone,

I hope this email finds you all well and at peace in your lives. I have once
again been remiss in keeping you abreast of Bobby's progress and I'm really
sorry (but see below for an update from my mom)! However, no news is, once
again, good news.

I've been gone for the last 2 weeks, but when I return, I'll send out
another note written from Bobby to all of you. In the meantime, my mom has
written a wonderful update below with all the latest.

Many thanks again for the continued support, visits, calls, emails,
thoughts, etc. We are ever aware of this and always grateful.

Lots of love to all,

Faith


------ Forwarded Message
From:
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 21:04:24 -0600
To: Anne Young
Subject: Hi from Denver/please forward

Greetings family and friends!

I've been holding down the fort in Denver these weeks (with Jim's
valuable visits) and watching Bobby dig in with renewed therapies as
an outpatient at Craig Hospital. This is a positive step as they will
definitely push the limits and move things along. We will get some
help organizing the big move to Cody as well which will ease up on the
stress!

Nothing like the weekend, especially a beautiful one. Bobby and I and
Evan, the nurse who rides a Harley and sports a LONG handle bar
mustache, took in a second IMAX, Alaska, this afternoon at the Museum
of Science. A great hit with many "WOWS" from Bobby on seeing
caribou migration and humpbacks thrashing in the sea. Afterward we
rolled over to the cafeteria for coffee, Bobby's first. Iced decaf
latte with a straw (another difficult passage). Thumbs up! The smiles
are heart warming.

So it goes with us and the neurons. The many days wear and tear but
there is also joy and thanks for having a great guy and son, Bobby,
with us all. Big Bob arrives tomorrow to be with Bobby, cooking soft
food, transporting Bobby to Craig for many therapies, and organizing
our dedicated and hardworking crew of nurses. I'm hoping he will fix
the light fixture in the living room and the silent Ipod. Faith is in
Kenya working on her Sudan project but has left us wholly incapable
of trouble shooting the Ipod.

More in a few weeks but this comes with best wishes and again, thanks,
for all your support. It carries us for miles and miles and more miles.

Love, Anne and Bobby
Sharon Baker

Social climber
Powell, WY
Sep 29, 2008 - 11:46am PT
Always thinking of you... so glad to see your uplifting messages and reports of Bobby's progress.

Home is where the heart is and I know you are all anxious to return to Cody... a huge step and a wonderful milepost for Bobby. For all of you Thanksgiving will hold its true meaning.

Prayers to all, Sharon and Bill Baker
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 29, 2008 - 06:29pm PT
hey there anne and bobby... say, thanks for the news, anne...

say, bobby, so its coffee time, now, is it? and just in time for winter--nothing like a good cup of coffee for to watch the snow coming down.... (it will soon enough be here)... keep up the therapy challenges and conquer with gusto...


say, anne, as a mom, i am wishing you a wonderful thanksgiving with all your family....

god bless.... (say, i sent you an email about 2-3?? weeks ago, concerning something that i had read and perhaps a link, to find it)...
Somerton Manor

climber
Somerset West South Africa
Oct 4, 2008 - 11:47am PT
Dear Bobby and Family.

Its great to see you are doing well and are keeping working hard.
We are still thinking of you here in the far South Africa. I will let the good news go around.
Also the girls keep asking for you and sent there best wishes.
We hope to see you again and we often think back to the times we where allowed to spent with your great family.

Antonie and Somerton Team.
Big B

climber
Cody, Wyoming
Oct 5, 2008 - 10:29pm PT
Hey Bobby, It sure has been a while since I have written to you, but you have always been in our thoughts. Kyle and I have been crazy busy, business has been good this year and hopefully 09 will be even better. We have been spending a lot of time working in Sheridan, as well as some good projects here in Cody. We are looking forward to the winter and getting out sand doing some skiing.I haven't been on my ski's in about three years. We are crossing our fingers that Sleepy might open.
Yesterday my wife Heather and I celebrated Jaidyn's 3rd birthday.What a wonder it is to look at the heart of a young child. Makes you think about how precious life really is and how important family is. As I read other messages on this forum I see the strength of your family, friends, and your own inner strength. You are an inspiration to all of us. Keep working hard, we are proud of you.

Brent, Heather, and Jaidyn Lohrenz
Dennis Reed

climber
cody, wy
Oct 6, 2008 - 07:21am PT
Hi Bobby,

We still hold you in our thoughts and prayers! We can't wait to have you back in Cody as we would love to visit you! We are amazed by you and your families strength! Keep up the hard work!

Love,

Dennis, Misti, Nicholas and Kinsie Reed
Mr. Southfork

Social climber
Cody, WY
Oct 13, 2008 - 10:39am PT
It's great to hear you're coming home and I'm sorry to have not written for so long!
I started my snowkiting season yesterday in the Bighorn Mtn's and missed your work. I badly need a photographer to help document my new winter passion and spread the news about the potential of this growing sport.
Take care and we'll see you soon on 12th Street.

Todd Cozzens
Janet Cozzens

climber
Cody, WY
Oct 22, 2008 - 12:11am PT
Hey Bobby,
Can you see me jumping up and down??? I am so excited to hear that you will be coming home soon! My, how time flies. I have been so busy. The building is complete and I can't wait for you to see it. It is beautiful. There has been much action at the Collier Group. Mike is gone and they put me in as the acting Director for now. (What are they thinking?) Lots happenin'. You will not recognize the new building. It is brick now instead of the white rock on the outside, but it is lovely.
I really can't wait to see you. I have looked forward to that day for a very long time. I can't wait for you to be home and settled in in Cody Country again. We really miss you alot.
Todd's new endeavor at snow kiting is a kick in the pants to watch. Kirt hasn't committed to doing it yet, I think that noncommittal comes with age. Actually, I kind of like that noncommittal. I am kind of selfish that way.
The boys each lost a tooth 3 weeks ago and Cache just lost his second one yesterday. Cache is the younger of the two, so Brinson is falling behind. We had to be sure to explain that this is not competition though, or we would have two very toothless little boys. They are really something to see and watch grow. They never cease to amaze the heart of their mom.
You keep healing and getting better and getting stronger so that you can return to the wilds of Cody that you love so much and know that there are a lot of us here with open arms ready to wrap them around you and give you those hugs that we long to give to you. In the meantime, give your mom a hug from me and tell her that I can't wait to see her smiling face again.
Sorry it has been so long since I have written. I have been too busy to write, but know that I am never too busy to welcome you into my thoughts regularly.
Take care and I will see you soon!
Janet
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 22, 2008 - 12:43am PT
hey there all, and say bobby... say, i was just wondering if you are out enjoying the fall leaves....

up here in michigan, many colors are abounding, now...

someone just re-newed your "bobby model" thread, so i thought this was a good chance to jump in and see how you are enjoy the fall...

soon thanksgiving will be here...

i hope it will be even more wonderful than the plans yearn to be...

see---even us strangers still join in, and have not forgotten you!
Nurse from South Africa

climber
South Africa
Nov 1, 2008 - 01:20pm PT
Hi Bobby and Faith

I looked after Bobby in the ICU in south africa and still checking update regularly here. I am always overwelmed at Bobbys progress! Bobby, I left my job as a nurse and doing fulltime photography now. I'm opening my own studio in January, and will send you a image. We're also heading strong in our plans to klimb kiliman in Kenia next september!

Well- all that is well to you. And kisses and hugs to Faith and Anne.

Estie Thirion
0828285860
duanenestie@cinet.co.za
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