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How is Ralph Hill?

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  • How is Ralph Hill?

    Does anyone know how Ralph is doing?

  • #2
    Go to www.carepages.com and type in ralphhill with no spaces.


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      • #4
        can you get in without joining the carepages? or can you cut and paste portions of the carepages here?
        For things to do in Loudoun County, visit: www.365thingstodoloudoun.com


        • #5
          Latest message from www.CarePages.com

          Hello All,
          Ralph continues to make progress today in his recovery. Still slow but he is responding a little more every day. We finally have the information for his fund. Ralph is looking at a long recovery time so any financial aid will be very appreciated.
          Below is the information on the account set up at the
          Equestrian Aid Foundation. There are no administration costs and all money that is
          earmarked with his name will be set aside for his expenses. Contributions are tax deductible. The information below will also be posted at The Fork Horse Trials this weekend.

          Ralph Hill Recovery Fund.

          Tax deductible contributions to Ralph can be made to the Equestrian Aid Foundation
          to assist with medical and rehabilitation expenses. Send checks to:

          Janise Gray
          Equestrian Aid Foundation
          228 Phillips Terrace
          Union, NJ 07083

          * Please write "Ralph Hill" in the memo section of the check to ensure
          your donation directly helps Ralph.

          More information is available on the Web site
          I will have some limited email access this weekend so do not worry if updates are a little behind schedule. I WILL keep everyone informed as fast as I can. Emails and posts here will be read to him so keep them coming.
          Who rides the tiger cannot dismount


          • #6
            Please note the above is copied and pasted from www.CarePages.com
            It is free to register to check on updated postings.
            Who rides the tiger cannot dismount


            • #7
              Send Ralph Hill an Easter Card....

              On the first page of http://www.columbusregional.com/ you can send a patient an e-mail card. Way cool!
              Who rides the tiger cannot dismount


              • #8
                Light A Candle...

                please light a candle on
                Who rides the tiger cannot dismount


                • #9
                  Thanks for the postings.
                  Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                  Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.


                  • #10
                    Is anyone able to shed light on Ralph's injuries? I think many of us are thinking he had only a badly broken leg, but the 'carepages' information implies that the injuries are more than that and are very serious??


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dressage62 View Post
                      Please note the above is copied and pasted from www.CarePages.com
                      It is free to register to check on updated postings.
                      They might be free but I try to limit the number of places I put my email address to try to limit the amount of already excessive spam I get...

                      Thanks for the update here!
                      You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something… S. Jobs


                      • #12
                        From the USEA Web Site:

                        The USEA is delighted to report that we have this evening received the good news that following his removal from all sedatives some days ago, Ralph Hill has now recovered consciousness and has been able to converse with hospital staff, family and friends. Doctors are predicting a full recovery but have warned Ralph that it will take some time for him to get back in the saddle. Medication is once again being administered to control pain. Ralph will be flown to the Drake Center (address below) in Cincinnati this weekend to begin his rehabilitation. The USEA sends best wishes to Ralph and his family, sister Linda and niece Michelle, who have been at Ralph's side since he was injured when he fell on the advanced course at Poplar Place Horse Trials in Hamilton, Georgia on Saturday, March 24. The entire eventing community eagerly awaits his return to complete health.
                        Please send your good wishes to Ralph next week care of:
                        Drake Center
                        151 W. Galbraith Road
                        Cincinnati, OH 45216


                        • #13
                          WMW, I've registered w/Carepages and have never, ever gotten spam from them. Have no fear, they are most reputable!


                          • #14

                            Excellent news that he's fully conscious!

                            We had initially heard that he was going to go to Cardinal Hill in Lexington, since Michelle lives there, but at least he'll be close.

                            I have no doubt he'll be out of the rehab center sooner rather than later, if he attacks his rehab like he attacks cross-country!
                            To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.


                            • #15
                              i am sitting here with tears of joy running down my face knowing ralph is awake and talking to friends and staff. has been a busy week for me and he has been at the front of my thoughts everyday! we all miss him so much down here in florida. i am hopeful that once he is recovered he will come back to us here.we oh so need him thank you so much for the information!

                              ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"


                              • #16
                                Thank you so much --that is more and better news than we have found on the Carepages. Again--THANKS
                                Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                                Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.


                                • #17
                                  Woo Hoo !!!


                                  • #18
                                    What great news!
                                    I spoke with my friend the other day. Her daughter rides with Ralph. They took their horses up to Rocking Horse to school and she said that with Ralph, the horses and the dogs gone, it just wasn't the same. I hope he is able to make a fast recovery!
                                    Lori T
                                    www.facebook.com/LTEquine for product updates on the lines I rep


                                    • #19
                                      Latest post from www.Carepages.com

                                      From: www.carepages.com:
                                      April 08, 2007 at 09:52 PM EDT
                                      "Hello all,
                                      I apologize for the lack of updates for the past few days but I was stuck without any internet access. Ralph had a good weekend and is still slowly progressing. He spends more time awake everyday and is showing more movement with his arms and legs. Although he is not yet able to verbally communicate he is making gestures in response to some questions. Ralph is scheduled to be moved to Drake in Ohio on Tuesday for more long term rehab.
                                      Ralph's family, Linda and Michelle, have asked everyone to please continue to check this carepage for accurate updates and information. Any significant change in his condition will be posted here immediately.
                                      All posts to Ralph's carpage are being printed off daily and brought to his room to be read to him so please continue to send him your good wishes and funny stories.
                                      Who rides the tiger cannot dismount


                                      • #20
                                        The newest update on the Carepages is correct.

                                        Over the weekend, it was erroneously (sp?) reported that Ralph was fully conscious and laughing/etc. with friends and staff.

                                        That info was a bit premature; Ruthie has correctly updated the CarePage.