Friday, June 22, 2007 - Bob Caudle suffered two heart attacks on
Thursday June 14, 2007. The first was at his home, the second in the
ambulance on the way to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, NC. He was treated
several days at WakeMed and returned home this week and is
recuperating under the care of his
wonderful wife Jackie.
Bob wants all his fans and friends to know
he is doing well and appreciates their concern, well-wishes, and
prayers. He also plans to be back in fighting shape by early August and
looks forward to seeing everyone at the NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest in
If you would like to send get-well
greetings to Bob, you may do so in care of the Mid-Atlantic Gateway at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward them directly to
Bob and Jackie Caudle.
- Dick Bourne, Mid-Atlantic Gateway
Sunday, June 24 - Jackie
Caudle reports that her husband continues to get a little stronger each
day. They appreciate so much the outpouring of concern and prayers for
Bob by his fans and friends.
"He has gotten so many get well emails and
he loves them. He can't believe that so many folks care," Jackie wrote.
Please keep the Caudles in your prayers.
June 26 - Mrs. Caudle reports that Bob is doing well, but
recovery is very slow. His spirits have been boosted, however, by a
large amount of supportive e-mail from fans and friends from all around
the country, and even around the world from such places as England,
Australia, and Canada.
“We are just in awe!”, Jackie wrote. “Bob
said he just didn’t know so many people cared.”
Bob has also received e-mails and phone
calls from many folks he has worked with in the business over the years
including good friends Lance Russell and Sandy Scott. He appreciates the
support and prayers he has received from everyone.
June 29 - Mrs. Caudle reports that Bob had orientation to today with
his physical therapy program.
tired just watching what they hope to do in rehab!", she wrote in an
e-mail today. Bob begins physical therapy on Monday and we wish him
well. Your e-mails have meant so much to them during this week. (You can
still e-mail Bob with your get-well wishes at
July 2 - Bob’s visit with the cardiologist today went well,
and as Jackie reported in her latest e-mail, “all is looking up!” While
Bob still has a long road to full recovery, he is feeling much better
and looks forward to seeing everyone at the NWA Legends Fanfest in
Charlotte this August. Bob and Jackie send along their heartfelt thanks
for your prayers and e-mails. They have made the difference!
July 11 - Bob began physical therapy this week, and is making
continued progress. Jackie is taking good care of him. "He
is in good spirits except he says I must quit smothering him!" she wrote
Jackie celebrate her birthday today. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Caudle!
respect for the Caudle's privacy, we'll suspend these updates for the
time being. Bob wants everyone to know how much he appreciates all of
the supportive e-mails, and he looks forward to seeing everyone at the
NWA Wrestling Legends Fanfest, now just over four weeks away!
Sunday, July 15 - I know I said we'd suspend the updates until
we all got to see Bob at Fanfest, but I spoke with him tonight and I
felt as though I had to report back how great he sounded! He said he was
feeling terrific, getting back to full activity, driving again, just an
all around good report. He is so excited about coming to Charlotte and
can't wait to thank the hundreds of fans who sent the e-mails to him
over the past month.
me a note listing all of the places from which they had received e-mail.
Notes from all over the globe including Ireland, Australia, and England.
And there were over 100 that didn't indicate where they were from at
all, just folks wishing Bob well. So many folks offered their prayers,
and both Jackie and Bob said they are thankful to be included in so many
people's prayers. It has made the difference. - DB
A Special Message from Bob Caudle
To all the fans in the
Mid-Atlantic and professional wrestling, my wife and I would like to
thank you for an absolutely wonderful and inspiring weekend in
Charlotte. I have always thought that you were the greatest fans and
this weekend confirmed my deep feelings.
You were so kind and considerate
and we could not have asked for a more enjoyable time with all of you. I
hope that we can have many more and we look forward to seeing you in the
not too distant future.
We constantly think of you fans
and are honored to know so many of you. Good luck to all and So Long
Bob and Jackie
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