Thursday, October 11, 2007

Prof. Chas Smith of ESO Hospitalized -- Fund Started

I so wish this could be good news.

Our friend Chas Smith of Swamp Radio, Einstein's Secret Orchestra, the Rock & Roll History class at Cleveland State University, Club Tiki Banzai at Brushwood, etc., is very ill. About a month ago he entered the Cleveland Clinic (a top-notch facility luckily) with double pneumonia. He was already fighting other infections. While in the hospital he suffered a severe stroke that left him paralyzed on his left side. He has had many visitors; his parents, Princess Wei and drummer Bob Mozick have been at his side almost daily.

Yesterday this message was sent out by Bob Mozick ("Drummer Bob" of ESO, many other bands):

"A fund for donations has been set up for Chas to help with medical and other expenses.

"Unfortunately Chas has no medical insurance. He has been relocated a new room, number is M70-13. Sadly, his condition has taken a negative turn; the main issue is the series of respiratory problems he is having. Certain antibiotics are not working, and this in combination with a weak immune system and the stroke is making it very difficult for him. His dad Stan asked me to pass along his sincere thanks and appreciation to all for your support, prayers and positive energy.

"Donations for Chas can be sent directly to:

Donation for Charles V. Smith, U.S. Bank, 26410 Lakeshore Euclid, Ohio 44132

"Please make checks payable to Donation of Charles V. Smith

Cards and letters can be mailed here:

Chas V. Smith, M70-13, c/o Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Ohio, 44195.