Health Update for Neal McAfee

From: Rosemary
Sent on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 2:51 PM
Many of you that have been members of this group have known Neal McAfee. He moved to TX from Seattle, WA in May 2007. Due to the influence of our group and help from individual members, Neal published his first Historical Biography entitled, Holocaust Memories of Rosy Mandel, She was a rose that survived in a garden of death. On October 7, 2008 Neal suffered a massive stroke and has been hospitalized ever since. Many of you have offered your thoughts, prayers and visits to Neal during this time. He has appreciated this so much. Last week his house in Plano was sold and he will be transferred to the state of WA sometime in the first week or two of March. He will probably not return to TX.

If there are any of you that would like to visit him I would suggest you do so soon. I usually visit in the evenings and will plan to be there when you visit if that would be more comfortable for you. Just let me know when you would like to visit. Neal has been active in our group as an Assistant Organizer and key member of our core leadership group. He will also celebrate his 69th birthday on March 6, 2009. If you cannot visit him but would like to let him know you are thinking about him and praying for his recovery, you can do one of several things:

  • You can send him a message through our Self Publishing website. I will print the messages and take them to him.
  • You can send me your message for Neal and again I will see that he gets it.
  • You can send him a get well card or early birthday card before he leaves TX.
  • You can let me know if you would be willing to help on a garage sale at his house in the next week or two.

He is located at the Prestonwood Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 2460 Marsh Lane, Plano, TX 75093 [masked]) Room 208. This facility is located at Marsh Lane and can be accessed from Plano Parkway or Park. It is just west of the Tollway and Park. Driving on Marsh it will be on your right side. You do not have to check in but can enter and keep walking towards the back of the building. He is on the 200 wing that you come to just after the lounge area with the large TX. There is a nurses' station to your right but you can just turn left there and his room will be on your left just down the hall. His name is on the wall by the door. If you go there during the day between 1-4pm he might be out of the room at Rehab. I would suggest you go either at lunch time, around 5pm or any time after 6pm. If he is not in the room, check with the nursing station to see when he will return. Let me know if there is anything you would like to share after your visit.

Neal has been a good friend to me and many of you. Please help him remember what makes our group so special. It's all of you with your wonderful loving and giving hearts. Let Neal know how he has impacted your life and what you remember from the times you spent together during our meetings. It is helpful when you visit to tell Neal who you are and how you know him. He has to search his memory due to the stroke but I am certain he will remember with your prompting.

Thank you all for your support during Neal's illness. It has meant so much to him.

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