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Tom Bull, a beloved member of the Maine community was born with a congenital heart defect, which was relatively asymptomatic until approximately 2 years ago. Since then, Tom’s health has declined rapidly. In July 2018, Tom was placed on the national heart transplant list as a “Status 1A”, and at that time began adjusting to life inside the hospital while he waits for a lifesaving and necessary organ.

Updates (5)

October 3, 2018

John Stokke. John Keimel. Sarah Robbins Kelley. Katie Lamb. PJ & Cathy. Jesse. Emmet. Stu. I could go on and on and on. If I have not mentioned you specifically, please do not think for a second we are not remembering your kindness. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

October 3, 2018

Quick Update:

Last week was very scary! Tom had another blood infection, he went into A-fib, his kidneys shut down, and he was thankfully very quickly transferred to the Cardiac Care Unit at Tufts. Aggressive antibiotics started right away. At 1 p.m., the doctor was talking about breathing tubes and dialysis. By 4 p.m., Tom was peeing like a race horse with no diuretics! Full recovery! In sum, while all of this makes us feel very old most of the time, Tom’s youth played a huge role in his body’s ability to recover.

We continue to receive unbelievable love and support from our family and friends. We have so many to thank! Thanks to all who have contributed here. You are very kind and generous. Another special shout out to Gritty McDuff’s, Nonesuch Brewing, and Run of the Mill. Thank you Maine Health Cardiology– Amanda Sebastio. Thank you Carlene. Gregin, Bettina, Angel. David, Carol, Jeanne and Bob. Peter, Charlotte, Bee. Ray, Bryan, Brienn. Ellen, Pam, Tori. If you have not received a thank you note or we have not thanked you personally, please know how grateful we are. As soon as I can catch my breath, all I want to do is hand write thank you cards.

I generally visit and stay with Tom on Sundays. As particulars of our lives change this fall, our time together will likely change to Mondays. We all sleep better when we are together!

As with everything, some days are harder than others. We are buoyed by your love and support. We love you and we will get through this!


October 11, 2018

Hope you are comfortable. Do you have to turn off the games when Cora goes to the bullpen? Thinking of you.


October 11, 2018


Greg Drouin

September 10, 2018

Thinking of you both and sending prayers - Love, Evie and John

Evie Michaud

September 1, 2018

Stay strong Bull! Prayers and happy thoughts your way...

Phil McCormack