Well, the good news we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. David was admitted into the hospital over a month ago waiting for this day. Yesterday he was taken in for his double lung transplant. After a very lengthy successful surgery, David was admitted to the ICU. As of this morning David and his new lungs were doing fine. This is just the first step, now begins the long recovery.
David still needs your help as his bills still keep on coming. We have ordered and received more purple wristbands, as the first order of 1000 has sold out. You generous donations are still very much appreciated. You may donate though our Paypal link here or if you are going to the Society of American Magicians National Convention next week, there will be, at the registration desk, a box filled with wristbands and a jar for your donations. Please fill this jar. Dan Sclare, who has been collecting your money, making sure David receives every dollar and working his butt off selling these wristband at last year's convention in Las Vegas and other local magic get-togethers and conventions, has put together a little scrap book of David's accomplishments and accolades from his time spent with us as part of Assembly 21 in Hartford, Connecticut. Please take a few minutes to go through this and leave your comments.
Dan has also posted this on Facebook this morning and it is a great idea as well... "In honor of our friend's transplant surgery please consider donating blood or platelets. It is a small thing to do that helps in a big way! Go Team Purple!!!"
Finally, if you would like to send David a card with get well wishes, please address it to his home. He will regularly receive his mail as a friend will drop it off at the hospital. Send good wishes to:
141 Audubon Road #201
Weymouth, MA 02188
Please keep David in your thoughts and prayers.
Please send photos of your wearing the purple DO Magic wristbands to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a big project planned for those photos but I need yours. Thanks.
PS... I just want to alert everyone about another magic show fundraiser for David. It is happening tomorrow. Here are the details:
DAVID OLIVER BREATH EASY FUNDRAISER
JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC, VARIETY, AND FUN!
Six Incredible Acts… One Amazing Show … All for One GREAT guy!
100% of the proceeds will go directly to our friend and compeer, David Oliver!
Date: Sunday June 30, 2013
Place: Belmore Movie Theater 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY
For tickets, more information on how to place an ad in the program or
make a donation, please contact Tricky Business at (516) 520-4004.