Update: Jim Uprichard Update and Chip-In (Motorcycle accident)Submitted by 4Constitution on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 01:37
If you feel so inclined please embed the chip-in, thank you! UPDATE: we have a ride, thank you.
PLEASE keep bumped!!
I know this is probably the last thing you want to hear or see. BUT, here it is, for those of you who do not know.
Jim Uprichard, a Nevada Delegate for Dr. Paul went to Tampa and voted for Dr. Paul last week. You probably have all seen him in the video of the Nevada delegates or standing next to others as they discuss strategy. He rode his motorcycle the more than 2800 miles across this nation. Jim is a great friend and a wonderful patriot. He was offered to convoy with others but chose to go it alone stating, "I like to get up when I want and stop when I want."
This man worked hard calling, canvassing, and rallying for Dr. Paul. He even received an award for making the most calls one night at the campaign office. When I was doing the Feed the Hungry Food Drive in a county over and I could not be in two places at once, he stepped up and took it on. When we were not getting a lot of donations, but we knew the media was coming, he and others bought food to make it look good for the media. He always has his Ron Paul Revolution sweatshirt or t-shirt on and a smile.
On September 3rd, just days after the convention he was traveling in Daytona Beach Florida, still more than 2800 miles from home, and he was in a motorcycle accident. We are not sure of all the details of the accident. However, he was in critical condition and for some reason no identification was found on him. Fortunatley, a group that meets in Nevada, and normally would meet with Jim, decided to give him a call. The officer was at the scene and happened to pick up the phone, otherwise we may not have known of this event at all, or it would have taken a lot of time.
Currently, the prognosis is unknown. Jim was on a ventilator and put into a medically induced coma. His brain has been badly bruised and he has had surgery on his shoulder and arm area. (not exactly sure of the exact area). Today, he woke up and tried to speak, but not intelligble at this time. He is in and out of consciousness. The good news is that Jim is moving in the right direction. However, we do not know his prognosis at this time. Please keep praying because it is working!
We want to thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers for our friend (family really) Jim. I know most are pretty strapped from the years we have been fighting for liberty, but anything you could give would help greatly and be greatly appreciated.
The last known conversation was Jim calling from Florida to another patriot that was in Nevada, and he said, "Hey, do you see the moon? It is a blue moon." He was calling another friend who was fighting for liberty at the RNC. She had recently lost her husband while she was in Tampa. Nevada has been hit hard. This also, a great patriot and fighter for liberty and she needs your prayers at this time as well. Jim was thinking of her. Now we are all praying for both of them.
ALL funds will go to Jim to pay for rehab. care, or whatever he may need.
If anyone would like to send a card or visit him, please email me privately and I will give you the information of where to send a card or where to visit. (no flowers can be sent at this time) He only has had one patriot visit him since the accident happened. Thank you for your visit and your prayers.
Here is information and pictures posted by his cousins. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimuprichard/photos
A great website, FYI: if you donate to them you are donating to caring bridge and not to the family.