Gail is still in rehab and will be for the next three months and is making improvements. He will be going for further test in July to see how the heart is doing, Thank you for all the prayers and support.
It has been a while since we have posted on Gail.
Here is a update. He has not had the stem cell procedure done as of yet. The doctors in Florida
wanted Gail to have another procedure done to check his stents (to see if there was any blockage since May 2012), which was done in December 2012. The stent are still clean. The percentage of his heart rate has not gotten any worse. He is still planning on doing the stem cells. But due to be shortage of the funds we will wait a little while longer. God has been good to us. He has given Gail more time. We appreciate all the prayers and support. We are looking for sometime in May. And his new cardiologist will be working with Gail and also the doctors in Florida. If the stents had been blocked they would have done more stents and the stem cells would of followed immediately. We will give another update sometime in May or right after.
Once again Thank you all.
Well this has been a long journey. We are finally moving ahead. Gail had blood work done and echo done. We will be talking to the doctors again in Florida and hopefully by the New Year we will be able to report all is well. Once again Thank you everyone for all the support. We will let everyone know when we are done.
We needed further labs and a letter from Gail's cardiologist, we got that done now we were told we should be leaving in the next two weeks. So excited it has been a long process.
We are running out of time, we were informed today that we will have to have $28,000,00 in order to get the stem cells done and they want us in Nassau by the 9th of October.
We would like to take the time and Thank Washington State University for all the support and donations. And for spreading the word. We will be
We were able to decrease our overall goal amount, due to the company that is doing the adult stem cell.
They want to see this done for Gail. Once again Thank you for all of your support and donation. And all the prayers. God Bless You.
It is our 27th Wedding Anniversary today. And I am
hoping he I can see more years to come.
Here is a picture of Gail with Bill Dow a very Special Friend and Roger Brown a teammate. They have been a good part of this whole process. Thank you Bill and Roger. Sincerely, Dian
Kristen and her husband Michael, Eric, Caroline,
This is Gail's children from his first marriage.
Would like to Thank everyone for all the outpouring of donations and support. We will be forever grateful for the prayers.
Thank you for all of your support. There will be a report in the Detroit Free Press in the next couple of days.
The cardiology group is pushing to have Gail's stem cells done no later then mid October. Please get the word out for us. So we can leave at this time. Thank you for all of your donations and support,we are just about there.
For those who have donated and would like a sign picture of Gail please email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org
The out pouring of support, love, donation, and prayers has blown us away. We will be forever
grateful to everyone. God Bless You.
From, Dian, Austin, Gary, Kristen, Eric, Caroline
Austin and Gary and myself (Dian), want to take the time to Thank you all for the out pouring of support and prayers. God Bless Each and everyone of you.
Barbara Dobson: Thank you for your donation of $100.00, it is greatly appreciated. we will be forever grateful.
From The Cogdill Family
The kids and myself want to Thank all our Friends for all the prayers and support. It really helps to know that we are not alone. Love, Dian, Austin, Gary, Kristen, Eric, Caroline
My husband, Gail Cogdill, is a retired NFL Player who played 11 years for Detroit. As a result of the bumps and bruises, and his genetics he has been battling congestive heart failure. His heart is at only 18%, even after a 6 way bypass and he continues to get weaker.
Point is, he needs a new heart. However, the medical field denies him of this due to his age (75). The best they can do is maybe a mechanical heart which maybe will give him 5 years. Maybe isn't a good enough answer for Gail, or myself, or his children. Our family and friends have done a lot of research and a lot of praying and we have found out about adult stem cells. They are taken from his own blood, then the stem cells are harvested from his blood and then put back into his heart. The success of this procedure is good, actually better than that. After speaking to several couples that have gone through exactly the same as us, our belief is that this is the better road for Gail. Yet our insurance does not acknowledge it as a valid procedure. The only specialist that use this treatment are in Mexico or Europe. Although this is what we so desperately want, we have exhausted all of our funds.
Gail has a family to live for still, things he has yet to experience, and moments in life that we need him for. To walk his youngest daughter down the isle, to see his great grandson's firsts, to travel to the places he dreams of, to live his life out with me still. There are a lot of people who love him, and if you knew him for 2 minutes I know you would feel the same. I feel that God has more in store for him. We would appreciate any help. Any at all.
Thank you, From the wife, family, and friends of the NFL Player