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Rick Needs Your Help!

Rick has been admitted to the Cleveland Clinic and is suffering from a severe and life threatening case of West Nile Encephalitis, and graft-versus host disease. A two-time kidney transplant recipient, Rick has participated in many transplant games over the years. This year, while Rick was attending the U.S. Transplant Games in Cleveland, Ohio representing Team Utah-Idaho, Rick was suddenly struck with weakness and neurological seizures. Rick now is facing graft-versus host disease and unfortunately a third kidney transplant surgery may be in store for Rick in the near future.

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July 14, 2016

Rick returned home from University Hospital yesterday. We are grateful for so many prayers offered on his behalf. He will continue to have painful post herpatic neuralgia for weeks and perhaps months. His seizures are under control. He is so happy to be with his family again. We are hopeful that this painful experience in his life will soon be over. Thanks to all the doctors, nurses, EMT’s, and technicians who have served him during his treatment. And thanks to all who have contributed to his expenses and care.

July 12, 2016

Rick continues his stay in the University of Utah Hospital. Doctors are still trying to figure out what is the cause of on-going seizures and to control the pain from his rash. Today marks one month since he first went into the hospital in Cleveland. He is hopeful to be home soon.

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July 16, 2016

Rick, Glad to hear you're going home. My Uncle was there July 11th for kidney transplant. Unfortunately, it wasn't good for him and he's back on the waiting list. Thinking of you and your family and we'll keep you in our prayers! You're the best coach! Take care and give my best to your Ohana.

Much love & alohas...Rjani

July 1, 2016

Rick, know that our thoughts and prayers have been with you all throughout the games and now. We really missed you at the games. You are the heart of of our Utah-Idaho team! We love you and wish you a full recovery! God bless!

Gerald and Shauna Wayman

June 30, 2016

Good to see you are going home my thoughts and prays are with you on your road to recovery

Michael Wells with Team Rocky Mounyain

June 30, 2016

Rick, May God Bless you. I'm Ashton Arndt's grandma, I am forever grateful for you and your blessing! I will pray for you every night. I am so sorry for this happening to you. I have heard wonderful things about you!!!

Kara Heugly