#131 2010-09-14 22:12:57

I have allready recieved several calls and emails about the story. More important to me is that my parents and his wife were proud of it. That means more than anything!

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#132 2010-09-14 22:27:40

Wow Peaches..that's a pretty big fish your brother's got there..and he kind of looks like a bigger version of Adam Sandler to me. Thanks for adding the link Pride.

TBW
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#133 2010-09-14 22:31:39

He LOVES fishing, or in this case catching :)

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#134 2010-09-16 20:16:59

Is asking that if anyone donates, please send me a message or email so I can properly thank you!

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#135 2010-09-16 21:33:14

If I could, I would.  My prayers go out to your brother and your family.

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#136 2010-09-16 21:37:03

Thanks Beach, they prayers mean just as much I assure you!

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#137 2010-09-17 09:41:18

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/websc … 288f5ebea2

My brother's very close friend set up a pay pal accout for donations as well. What a fantastic idea!! Just paste the link into your broweser. So nice to be able to donate by credit card right from the chair you sit it!

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#139 2010-09-20 14:00:40

I just realized that this is the best time of year to send whatever donation you can for peaches's brother. I just dropped my check in the mail today, but I know that Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming, and now is the time to act. I hope some of you attend the fundraiser at the Elks. I am sure it will be a privilege to meet peaches and her family, and it sounds like a heck of a time for the price.

All monies go to the family.

Peaches, I still pray for you and your family every day and will until we know that Jeff is on his feet and able to catch those big assed fish again!

Please send my sincere thoughts to your entire family and especially your parents. I know what they are going through :).

Everyone else, please help with what you can. We all know some of us have no money to spare at all, and that is OK. Your prayers are worth more than dollars sometimes.

Please send what you can and let's all hope that Jeff is able to write us a thank you on this site someday!

I already have a good name for him : Bigfishman...just a thought.

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#140 2010-09-20 14:10:29

Great name Dan, and thanks for your donation. You are so right about the prayers meaning as much to us as donations. We are so greatful to the wonderful people of this town for the outpouring of support. There are no words to express how we feel. I look forward to meeting some of you if you can come to the benefit.

Jeff had a setback on Friday. They found an increase in the swelling so they started him on a new treatment and since then he has responded very well. He had his eyes open and his wife told him he was sick but the worst was over and that he just had to keep fighting. She then took his hand and told him that she loved him and he nodded his head. This is huge as it's the first time he responded to a voice and moved his body to do so!

We are hoping that things start getting better from here. Keep your prayers coming! They are working!!

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#141 2010-09-20 14:30:45

Thanks for the great report, peaches. Please keep us up to date...

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#142 2010-09-24 09:54:41

Went to visit my brother yesterday.  He again kept his eyes open alot while I was there. He is having a hard time focusing, but at least he is responding. I can't explain how painfully slow this has been. I also can't imagine what he must be thinking as he's laying there trying so hard to wake up. I know some day it will happen but I'm super impatient!

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#143 2010-09-24 09:58:21

Keep the faith, peaches. The people on this site have proven the power of prayer many times, and we are praying for all of you until this is over.

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#144 2010-09-24 10:00:22

Thank you once again Dan!  :)

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#145 2010-09-24 11:09:57

peaches9 wrote:

Went to visit my brother yesterday.  He again kept his eyes open alot while I was there. He is having a hard time focusing, but at least he is responding. I can't explain how painfully slow this has been. I also can't imagine what he must be thinking as he's laying there trying so hard to wake up. I know some day it will happen but I'm super impatient!

Peaches, Keep the faith, and thanks for keeping us updated..



TBW
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#146 2010-09-24 11:11:57

Thanks P-span! Word to live by!

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#147 2010-09-24 21:54:41

Today was hard, Jeff was moved to a long term rehab in Salem until he wakes up more. It's almost two hours from here so it's going to be hard to get to see him. We chose it because it's the best, and this is about him not us or our convenience. Please keep him in your thoughts. When he "wakes up" more, hopefully he will move closer.

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#148 2010-09-24 22:05:25

Thanks for the update, peaches. Sorry to hear about Jeff. We are all still with you...stay strong!

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#149 2010-09-26 08:25:14

Hard from peaches yesterday.The fund raising is going well. She has already raised enough to cover Jeff's mortgage for a couple of months. The response has been "overwhelming". I hope everyone on this site has done what they can.

I am sure we will her an update by peaches in the next few days, but obviously her time has been extended quite a bit with the new ride they have to make to see the "Bigfishman".
Please keep the prayers coming.

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#150 2010-09-30 11:43:45

Hi all! Wanted to share the great news! Jeff was put in a chair today and has been sitting in it for more than an hour. His eyes are wide open and though he can't communicate with us, he is definately paying attention to what is going on around him!!
I wanted to thank you all for your prayers and encouragement. I know this may seem like a small step, but to us it's a milestone!

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#151 2010-09-30 11:52:49

That is outstanding news.  (: )

God Bless.

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#152 2010-09-30 12:41:55

Thanks for the update, peaches :)

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#153 2010-10-03 19:35:18

Went to Salem to see Jeff today. Had a good visit. He squeezed my and today! I was pretty happy about that. My cousin came with me and told me that the most reaction she saw all day from his was when I was yapping in his ear. That really made my day.  Six weeks today and he is still fighting hard! I hope one day soon he really wakes up and is able to sit up and tell me to shit the hell up!!

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#154 2010-10-03 19:57:23

Thanks for the update, peaches. We forgive your spelling :)

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#155 2010-10-03 19:59:10

Ooops, that is so funny!! Sorry :) That's what I get for typing in the dark!!

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#156 2010-10-03 19:59:42

You are still the girl!!

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#157 2010-10-03 20:19:03

Great progress peaches, we will keep praying for you and your family!

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#158 2010-10-03 20:31:16

Thanks to both of you!

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#159 2010-10-03 20:50:34

Great news Peaches...and was it really a typo, or do you now have a potty mouth like the rest of us "extremist hatebloggers"? : )



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#160 2010-10-03 20:53:12

LOL!!! Pretty funny stuff. I have to say my potty mouth slipped a few times on the expressway today!

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#161 2010-10-04 07:49:45

You deserve to be able to throw out a few expletives, peaches.....your sense of humor is what keep you going, and it is what keeps us in "your corner".

Prayers are helping, but you are the foundation of your family....It will be a privilege to meet you some day!

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#162 2010-10-04 08:22:11

I look forward to it Dan!

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#163 2010-10-05 20:39:59

Hi Everyone,

My friend Cheryl is doing an online Pampered Chef party and donating all of her commision to my brother! Here is the link if anyone is interested. Pampered Chef is also making a donationa and Cheryl is making a gift basket for the benefit. She is AWESOME!

http://www.pamperedchef.biz/cherylcosteira?page=home

under the features column, just click Jeffrey Fuller benefit and it will let you know how to order online so Jeff gets credit! Thanks!!

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#164 2010-10-16 10:27:22

Hi all,

I know I haven't posted in a bit so here it goes.  Jeff is making some improvements. His facial expressions have started to come back. The speech therapist but a lemon swab in his mouth and hi licked his lips and seemed to swallow which was pretty big. He was able to grasp (of all things) a squid rig yesterday. A squid rig is a fishing lure used in tuna fishing. I found that pretty amusing. The doctors were happy with that yesterday. They said his facial muscles would be first to come back. They said his arms / hands will be next and his legs will come last.

He is still very, very sleepy but now when his is awake his is much more focused. When I saw his last weekend he was looking right at me and was moving his mouth as if he were trying to talk to me. I told him that he coudln't talk yet (because of the trach) but I knew he could here me and he raised his eyebrow to me in response.

Thanks to you all for your continued support.

Michelle

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#165 2010-10-16 11:47:53

GREAT news, Michelle!
I hope the fund raising is going well. I know that at this time of year it is difficult to spend money, especially large families.

I hope the funds keep coming into you and your family through the trust account, and I hope your event at the Elks in Middleboro will be a huge success. I hope you will have the chance to meet folks on this site. I think you will be pleased and impressed. They are a special group!!

We are all still praying hard for you, Michelle.

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#166 2010-10-16 11:49:30

Thank you Dan!  I know one of you from the site is coming &  can't wait to meet him!

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