Hi folks, Most of you know Joe Schumacher, a very important, longtime
member of the Musical Box Society International. Joe suffered a severe
stroke in October 1998, followed by a series of small strokes into
November. After months in the hospital followed by more months in
a rehabilitation facility, Joe came home several weeks ago.
Joe remains almost completely paralyzed on his right side and is in
a wheelchair. His speech and ability to concentrate have recovered
about 75% but he was at that level months ago. Joe wants everyone to
remember him "like he used to be" and is accepting no invitations
outside his home. For Joe, this is a very important time in his
recovery (which will be long and frustrating).
Joe has appreciated all the letters, phone calls (between 4 PM and 8
PM, please) and remembrances. Now that he is home, let's not forget
him. He will likely (according to the doctors) never fully recover.
Although he has had over 50 technical articles published by the MBSI,
he may never be able to do that again. His mailing address and phone
Mr. Joseph and Lenora Schumacher
2623 Turnstone Drive
Wilmington , Delaware 19808
Phone: (302) 999-9236
Regards to all,
Rick and Betty Cooley