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Help National Delegate Jim Uprichard

PLease donate to the chip in to assist Jim. He is a National Delegate from NV and he was in a terrible motorcycle accident. He needs assistancce to get his family to daytona beach where he is in hospital and also to defray medical fees. Jim is in a serious condition and we should band together as much as possible to help one of our own. When I get back to New Mexico I am going to raise as much for him as I can. Patrick.

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Update: Jim Uprichard Update and Chip-In (Motorcycle accident)
Submitted by 4Constitution on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 23:37in Activism

UPDATE: we have a ride, thank you.

PLEASE keep bumped!!

Hello ALL,

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's cousin to help pay for lodging, travel, gas, etc. or directly to Jim himself for medical, etc...

http://3stepstowardfreedo...

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.



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So, the doctors say that Jim is about 1 year and a half

out from gaining his memory back. (They are Ron Paul people and so far they have not charged him). Jim is going to need speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. This is going to be costly. He cannot see correctly, his vision problems are hard for him to explain as he cannot find the appropriate words for his issues. Jim's shoulder and elbow are in the most pain, but they are healing. He was able to get the 22 staples removed and the scarring looks good, no redness or swelling around the incision.

I have been doing a lot of reflexology on Jim's hands and feet and we have been using breathing excercises and color therapy to assist him with managing the pain. We did a math excercise, such as 4+5 and 3+7 and it was quite a challenge for him to accomplish. The doctors have been asking him to recall three thing, such as bird, dog, and cage. He is not able to do that yet. In spelling world frontwards it is no problem, but recalling it backwards he is unable to do.

Your continued prayers for Jim are necessary. I will be updating about the first hospital bill soon.

Thank you, thank you..... the progress has been amazing from being on a ventilator and searching for the next of kin, to all the bruises being healed, long term memory being almost completely restored, and getting some of the memory of the Republican Convention back, we appreciate your thoughts and prayer for this liberty loving patriot.

Jim U. GET WELL SOON!!!

I just sent you an email

Get back to me and let me know what you think.

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Thank you for the information, anything will help

Thank you for the prayers as well.

Hello All,

Hello all,

Well, it was a long and tough visit, but Jim did very well getting through it. We went in a bit after 4:30 p.m. and left about 8:30 p.m. He was starving and a few ofhis friends met with him and we went and ate and got a Starbucks. This was pretty challenging for him, but he slept great all night long. He really likes visitors because he recognizes faces and it seems to help with his memory. We are going to have at least 3 more consults and may need around the clock care for a little while now....

I was lucky enough to score a hospital bed that will just make it easier with his shoulder injuries to get up and out of bed. I may have to make room at my home unless someone has any better ideas. He will have good food and I hope visitors, I can take him to his appointments and I know I can do this for the next couple of weeks without any issue.... (?)

I cannot repeat what the doctor said he did to himself because of the profanity, but...... ;0). I think you get the picture.

Jim is healing with amazing speed, the bruise on his left side is almost completely gone and for those of you who saw it know this is amazing. Each day more of his memory is coming back, some personal things he was able to recall that he had not been able to recall before, yes!!

Thanks to all the good food, the great prayers, the healing energy, and the massage work, I feel blessed to witness his recovery. He will still need some assistance. Marge, thank you for staying with him last night. Ed, thank you for covering tonight, I will see you at the docs at 11 a.m. Awesome....lots of love.... Bill, hopefully we can get together about this weekend and arrange some things.

Also, I want to put out some prayers and thoughts to Sands out in Yerington. Sands was heavily involved in the Ron Paul group in 2008 and she has done some wonderful work this time around as well, BUT she needs us to send her some good healing energy and prayers. As most of you know her battles and she has been doing this for a long time now. Please think of her today and put her in your prayers for the next while. Thank you.

Update Jim Uprichard

WE located Jim's belongings today and retrieved it. Amazing that the first KOA I contacted said yes. Miracle!

I talked to Jim today and he is having trouble connecting things, but he has come a long way from a week ago. He sounded good, but jumbled. I am sure the medications are not helping with that, but good for the pain. I have heard that his eye is looking much better, but still needs healing. Thank you for all the calls, thoughts, prayers, donations. They are all helping greatly.

Update from family member:
"Hi, Jim is able day by day to talk more easily us. In order for my brother and I to try take care of some of his affairs it has been necessary for Jim to talk to some people besides us and he has been able to do so satisfactorily.

Therapists worked with Jim today and his is definitely able to give some correct answers verbally as to where he lives, his birthdate, etc. However, if he is given an excercise where he need to identify a rabbit as an animal, he may not respond correctly.

We have a long way to go -- but we are encouraged...........

Dick is a hero. He has been running both yesterday and today trying to take care of gathering some of Jim's belongings that have been at various locations.

Thank you to all of Jim's friends who continue to contact us and support Jim!!"

He may rember rich from ohio.

He may rember rich from ohio. We spoke for about an hour over fast and furrious and other issues at the florida dome event right before ron came on stage. I almost knocked his camcorder over the balcony by accident Lol. jim and I were standing in the delegates louge right stage. I ended up getting ushered down 2 the floor for the paul speach. That's where jim and I lost contact. Were still prayin for jim. As I posted previously I missed him by a day at daytona.

He may rember rich from ohio.

He may rember rich from ohio. We spoke for about an hour over fast and furrious and other issues at the florida dome event right before ron came on stage. I almost knocked his camcorder over the balcony by accident Lol. jim and I were standing in the delegates louge right stage. I ended up getting ushered down 2 the floor for the paul speach. That's where jim and I lost contact

I will mention it to him. If you want email me any photos, those

seem to help. He is having a really tough time recalling any of the convention. Another friend last night talked to him about how he went into Starbucks and told off Stephanoplous. I would have loved to been there for that one.

Thanks for the call...I will talk to him about it and see if anything comes flooding through. He is very tired and is sleeping a lot, which is good for him. Each day more memory comes back.

Jim U. update:

Family: "I just spoke with my borther and Jim. Jim sounds more like his old self each day. There is still a slowness and not 100% understanding or recollection but the hosptial is saying his progress is good. We think he is about two days out from being moved to another facility.

Jim is starting to get up and walk around a little today and has been sitting up in a chair more. When I spoke with him he told me that he is working on getting the bugs worked out of his brain.

We are so encouraged by his progess over the last couple of days. Thank you for your support and prayers."

Myself:
I talked to Jim today and he remembered who I was and my family. Progress, progress, progress. He said he was working on thereapy with a therapy band. He also was eating breakfast. Thank you for your continued prayers.

Thank you for the address and your updates

I've been checking each day to see if anything is posted about Jim.

Chipped in from the UK

Couldn't contribute to the campaign over here so thought I'd do my bit and help him out.

thank you so much, these funds have helped to get his

family to see him and get him back home. He really needs a lot of prayers now. His memory is suffering greatly and so is the left side of his body.

It's great that his family have seen him hope he's OK.

Wishing him a strong recovery.

He is doing better everyday, here is the update I put up

Just wanted to update you on Jim. He is resting right now and he does this alot. This past week he had some memories which will help a great deal with getting the necessary forms to the VA. Hopefully it will be soon and we will make some progress. I faxed info again today. We were also able to sit down and go over the enormous hospital bill and radiology bills. This was a little difficult, but we got it handled. They say he is about one year and a half out from a recovery!

I found out where his bike is located and talked to the repair shop. Not sure of the prognosis at this point, it is 50/50?? It should be at the shop for at least a month and a half if it is repairable.

I have Jim an appointment this Wednesday that is covered and next Wednesday that is also covered. I should be getting a phone call back today regarding him some occupational therapy and Jim may need assistance with those appointments. I am not sure at this point.

I had terrible pain on Thursday and Friday of last week with kidney stones and was very close to going to the hospital myself. If it was not for Jim and my child sleeping I would have went in the middle of the night....PAINFUL and very tireing.Thank you jday, I think it helped.

Things are going well at this point. We may need to reevaluate our role here in the next two weeks. If anyone is willing to assist with anything please email me privately and I will let you know what we need, or what you might offer and how we can get it to Jim. So far Jim's pain level has decreased a bit. He says it takes him an hour just to brush his teeth, but he is doing better than that. It probably seems like things take a lot longer for him. I asked him about doing an update on the dailypaul and he said he would like to do that, but again he tires very easily. We will try to get to it later today.

I think he was happy with the progress we made today, the busiest day yet without aggravation and relatively lower pain. The focus was much better today than it has been. His vision is still very blurred and he closes his eyes a lot. It is much better to have softer voices and only one person talking at a time. I have loaned him a pair of sunglasses as he could not find any at his home (?)

Thank you from me and my family for all the assistance for Jim. We appreciate it and I know Jim does as well. He says hello.

Please continue to pray for Jim's recovery, he has come a long way, but as the doctor's have stated he has a long way to go.

YOU ROCK!

YOU ROCK!!!!

Thanks for all your help and your connections.

Appreciate you checking in, sorry I had to cut the conversation short. The guy who called will go in a check on Jim tomorrow, he is heading to key west so he will be gone for about 4 days, but when he comes back he will be able to check on him some more.

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Just talked to Mr. Uprichard and he really is doing very well

He is weak and surely heavily medicated, but he's got his humor and wits about him.

He wanted to know what was posted onlne about this. That's pretty good.

Told him everyone is praying and pulling for him, when he said, "Yea, they all want me to get back into the fight."

He's going to try some natural cures to speed up the healing. Mostly brain trauma.

Just know he will be OK, and those prayers did help!!

I got your one email and I left a message with James (?)

he said he would have you get back to me. I sent him info regarding what you sent to me to send to Jim, but have not heard back yet.

hey, thought you might like this update:

Hello all,

Well, it was a long and tough visit, but Jim did very well getting through it. We went in a bit after 4:30 p.m. and left about 8:30 p.m. He was starving and a few ofhis friends met with him and we went and ate and got a Starbucks. This was pretty challenging for him, but he slept great all night long. He really likes visitors because he recognizes faces and it seems to help with his memory. We are going to have at least 3 more consults and may need around the clock care for a little while now....

I was lucky enough to score a hospital bed that will just make it easier with his shoulder injuries to get up and out of bed. I may have to make room at my home unless someone has any better ideas. He will have good food and I hope visitors, I can take him to his appointments and I know I can do this for the next couple of weeks without any issue.... (?)

I cannot repeat what the doctor said he did to himself because of the profanity, but...... ;0). I think you get the picture.

Jim is healing with amazing speed, the bruise on his left side is almost completely gone and for those of you who saw it know this is amazing. Each day more of his memory is coming back, some personal things he was able to recall that he had not been able to recall before, yes!!

Thanks to all the good food, the great prayers, the healing energy, and the massage work, I feel blessed to witness his recovery. He will still need some assistance. Marge, thank you for staying with him last night. Ed, thank you for covering tonight, I will see you at the docs at 11 a.m. Awesome....lots of love.... Bill, hopefully we can get together about this weekend and arrange some things.

Also, I want to put out some prayers and thoughts to Sands out in Yerington. Sands was heavily involved in the Ron Paul group in 2008 and she has done some wonderful work this time around as well, BUT she needs us to send her some good healing energy and prayers. As most of you know her battles and she has been doing this for a long time now. Please think of her today and put her in your prayers for the next while. Thank you.

Thank you for contacting him Some of his issues are the

medication and some is the swelling, but improvements each day. What we discussed has been found and is safe. thank you for any healing you are sending his way. Did you talk to the gal in Daytona Beach about putting the oregano on?

Hey all, just wanted to let you know I have sent some pics

to someone in Daytona Beach who can hopefully go into the hospital and show them and your posts to Jim. We are hoping the pictures will spark some memories. He is having an amazing and remarkable recovery thanks to ALL of you. I have also sent them a video, the recent one showing jim filming the handing of the nomination forms to the secretary at the RNC.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js2DKz9fHRc&feature=player_e...

If you know of anyone available with an Ipad or Laptop in the area please email me. I think I have someone who will go in, but times are tough and she is about 25 minutes from him. I have offered to pay for her, or for anyone's gas from my money.If anyone knows anyone closer to Hallifax hospital please let me know. Thank you so much. This is really helping.

Update from family

"We continue to see progress this morning. Jim is remembering more. Dick showed him a few family pictures I hastily gathered and and he was able to identify everyone in them.

I was able speak with Jim and ask him several questions. He is sounding much more today like the Jimmy we all know and love. I picked up on a little chuckle and sense of humor. I asked him about Dick being there and he said it was like being with a good old friend. He knows he went to the RNC but is not remembering too many of the details. I don't think he totally understands he was in a motorcycle accident or why is is in the hospital.

Jim's arm is tied to the bed to keep it immobile and he is definitely not happy about that. I picked up he is equating his circumstances right now to being in jail -- and he wants out!

I indicated we had been in contact with many of his wonderful friends and he was very happy to hear that. We will start to share some of your posts with him today."

Bump

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UPDATE from the family

"The hospital staff is very happy my brother Dick is there. There was some definite progress today. Dick took a break for an hour or two to go to the beach but he deserves that as he has a tough job. Dick's words: "I need to get Jimmy's brain working again."

Jim and Dick did lots of talking today. Jim can recall some things but not others. When Dick asked who he lived with he indicated an individual we know he lived with 40 years ago. He knows he lives in Reno and remembers living in Washington and Idaho but is unable to recall he also lived in Montana. They talked about lots of different people and again he knows some but not others. They actually exchanged a few words in German. It is news to me either one of them knew German!

All tubes have been removed except for the iv for pain medications. Jim is eating some very soft foods and with help is able to get to the bathroom. He kept asking Dick to help him sit up. However, when sitting the pain in his should/arm is intolerable.

Way to go Dick. We are rooting for both Jim and you!!

Stay tuned to see what tomorrow brings!"

It was a true pleasure

It was a true pleasure mingeling with Jim and the rest of the Nevada delegation at Paulfest.
Ironic thing is that I stayed on Daytona Beach after the convention and left for Ohio on the 2nd.
Good luck Jim,If I ever make it out to the silver state I will let you and the rest of the Nevada patriots know.

$30.00

Thank you. You are right and Jim is great!

Thanks for your invaluable work in Ohio.

Thanks to everyone for

Thanks to everyone for chipping in.

BUMP!!

I spoke with Jim today

Jim is still a bit out of it but modern medicine can help and hinder. I pray it is helping because Jim improves each day.

Here is a link to a picture of Jim clowning around with Vermin the Supreme right after the RNC Convention.

http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/09/grassroots-raw-milk-mitt-r...

Jim is below the article with his video camera. For those of you who attended the RNC Convention, you will recognize Jim because he is not easily forgotten.

Thank you all for helping MY DEAR FRIEND! Thank you 4constitution and others for helping his family get to Florida etc.

Thank you so much for these.

Take care of yourself as well. We appreciate all you did in Florida.
When I talked to Jim later this afternoon he sounded much more tired than he did this morning, of course they are probably waking him up continually because of his injuries.