Simon Lovell Farewell Medical Fund

$10,128 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 199 people in 25 months
Randy Wakeman   PLAINFIELD, IL
Most involved in the magic community are quite familiar with Simon Lovell, through his several books, DVD's, radio and television appearances, his countless magic convention appearances on both sides of the Atlantic, and his long-running one-man off-broadway show "Strange & Unusual Hobbies."

Back in October, 2013, Simon suffered a severe multiple break to his right femur, requiring surgical implantation of titanium rods and some 2-1/2 months of hospital care. Simon has not been able to function (or work) much since that time, and recently has been admitted to hospitals five times over the last few weeks. Presently, he is still hospitalized for a variety of quite serious conditions. Simon is not healthy physically, mentally, or spiritually.

Simon's eighty-three years young father, Tony Lovell, who lives in the U.K., has been working to bring Simon home to live with him  for recovery, for an extended time. Tony Lovell lives alone near Chelmsford, in the East of England. Tony Lovell and his daughter have been working towards setting up proper continuing medical care for Simon, and Tony Lovell is further trying to absorb all the literal baggage and costs . . . paying for Simon's return, storage and shipping of his personal effects, and so forth. There is essentially nothing left for Simon in the United States, sadly, in terms of work, tangible assets, or even a suitable place to live.

Father Tony and his daughter Sue (who is a career matron nurse) are going to have their hands full, to say the least. Retired Constable Tony Lovell is going to have to put his career law enforcement skills to work once again, this time working to restore his only son's health. Simon is not capable of much function at present and is clearly incapable of managing his own affairs.

Every single nickel of the net proceeds from this little fundraiser will go strictly to Simon's father, Tony Lovell, who will use them properly and wisely toward Simon's recovery. Tony is the type of person that would not ask for help personally, but Simon has a long road ahead. This isn't a quick process measurable in days, more like many months to a couple of years.

This road does not include alcohol or fun to be sure, and Simon will be accompanying his father to church, and will be experiencing a healthy lifestyle and continuous medical treatment for the first time in years, if he has indeed ever had it. Simon looks to be headed to the U.K. shortly, perhaps as soon as next week. At this extremely serious point, having his father look after him is Simon's best chance at recovery, perhaps his only chance.




Your expressions of love, support, generosity and good-will be a huge help and greatly appreciated by the Lovell Family. Tony Lovell has promised everyone regular updates as to Simon's progress.
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Update 34
7 months ago
Randy -

From Simon and me all greatest best wishes for the festive season and onwards into the future. If you get a chance could you pass on Simon's best wishes to all his friends for all the help they (and you most of all) have given him. Things here are OK - some problems but not too bad.

God bless Tony and Simon
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Update 33
16 months ago
Several folks have written and called asking for a bit of an update about Simon Lovell. Simon has been living in his own flat for a while by now, doing well, adjusting to his new lifestyle and surroundings, and so forth.

Simon recently paid a pleasant and enjoyable visit to the Magic Circle, and was delighted to receive a Life Membership. Simon sounds great on the phone, just like his old self.

Magic is more or less on the backburner for now; Simon has been focusing on his decoupage artwork which I understand is quite good.

Simon's health is generally good, although it does appear he is looking at a hip replacement within a year. That's the only thing he isn't exactly looking forward to at the moment. Simon says hello to everyone.
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Update 32
19 months ago
Simon has asked me if you could send out a message ....

"Hi to all my friends in USA who have helped me enormously during my bad times this past year. I am totally grateful to everybody for all the support they all gave me and I wish each and every one all my best wishes for a happy, peaceful and successful festive season.
Greatest regards Simon."

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Update 31
20 months ago
It sounds like Simon is doing extremely well and on the right track!

"Dear Randy - a brief update.
Simon doing very well in his new apartment. Cooking for himself and keeping his place in a tidy clean state- even doing dusting and polishing of his new furniture. He had his first care plan meeting with a hospital member from the Linden Centre at the apartment who inspected the place and interviewed him at length. She advised that she was fully satisfied with his progress so far and no further meetings will be necessary for three months.
I'll keep in touch. Tony"
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Saverio Coppolino
6 months ago

OMG. I hadn't communicated with Simon for over 2 years. I was sending Simon an e-mail to New York to let him Know that I would be there in April this year 2016. It bounced back. I googled him and found this. I am so sorry to hear that the accident left him so badly off. He had told me that he had had the accident, but seemed quite confident that he was going to beat this. If anybody checks this, please let me know how I can contact him. I live in London and would be happy to pay him a visit if he would appreciate it. I worked with Simon back in 1982 at Berwick on Tweed. All the best old mate.

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Heather Bray
10 months ago

Hi All, I see there has been no update on Simon for quite a while, so just thought a small note might be appropriate. Simon is now living in his own flat, close to his sister, and cared for daily by his elderly father. Yes, this is progress of sorts, but he is definitely not out of the woods yet and without his family (whom he never saw for many years) even this would not have been achieveable. Without fear of contradiction I can say that Simon's father will appreciate all your kind messages and all the donations made. Your continued generosity of spirit is heartwarming and so very much appreciated. Best wishes to you all, Heather (a family friend)

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Alan Ciyc
10 months ago

Any current news on Simon? I saw his show twice and thought he was great. Googled him to see where he was performing and found this. Sad to hear and wish him well.

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Simon Rob
15 months ago

Found out about this man and his problems. I understand that as he was a magician he does not believe in the occult and I am not sure that money would help him that much, certainly people need assurances as to what would happen with money. But occultism can help him to regain what he has lost. Internal magic is very powerful and as an occultist I use this magic too: I understand that to many would call such magic the placebo effect although they should realize that such is real magic and that our occult explanation is the only one which explains all the facts and also the power of internal magic goes past this. But it also is stack-able over all medicine and internal magic. Therefore I simply ask he he or his family want me to teach them a magic spell to help him, and if they do they can contact me easily on facebook.

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Chris Carden
20 months ago

Is there a way to get a message to Simon? Please tell him that Chris Carden, with whom Simon spent many late nights in conversation about writing, plots and the con, is always thinking about him and keeps him in prayer, no matter the old goat's opinion of God. I wish him well and would sincerely like to hear from him again. Also I have a book of his he may want back.

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Billy Patscher
21 months ago

mr. lovell please get well soon magic is nothing without u u do things no one does. i love your magic& card cheating moves. please get well u have my love& prayers always your pal billy thanks for the memories.

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David Adamovich
24 months ago

Ladies, Gentlemen, and all other friends of The Simonator. Among his artifacts was an unused iPod mini. May I suggest that everyone create an audio file with a personal message to Simon and e-mail them to me, throwdini@knifethrower.com. I will drop them all on the mini and send it to Simon. Perhaps a personal story, a recollection of something he did with you, wishing him best regards and a speedy recovery... anything to cheer the old bugger up. Be it either 2 words (and they better not be what I'm thinking) or a dissertation, please send something to give him a laugh and some hope.

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Ian Rowland
24 months ago

Wishing all the best to a wonderful magician and friend. So sorry to hear the sad news, but there is always hope of better.

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Morris Poore
24 months ago

Man, I hate to here simon is in such a bad state,

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William Litzler
24 months ago

God Bless the NHS. The Brits know how to take care of their own.

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Lisa Nusbaum
24 months ago

I got a note from Simon's father this morning that said that Simon had a brain seizure and he was rushed to a hospital in Essex.

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Gordon Astley
25 months ago

Well done everyone...well over the target. Now let's make sure the old b*st*rd takes direction and stays on course.

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Glenn Bonnar
25 months ago

Wishing you a safe trip home Simon and hoping for a speedy recovery my friend, best wishes as always

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$10,128 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 199 people in 25 months
Created July 3, 2014
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$25
Tom Hall
14 months ago

Simey, I met you in Boise. I own most of your books and DVDs. I appreciate your teaching. Unlike others here, I do not believe the occult will help you in any way. I believe Christ Jesus will. I appreciate your father and sister helping you at this time.

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JJ
$100
Jonathan Jay
16 months ago (Monthly Donation)
SP
$50
Steve Pullan
21 months ago

Randy, let's make it $10k at least. Here's mine to get us into 5 figures. All the best to Simon and his Dad especially, and thanks very much to you for doing this mate.

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MD
$500
Michael Dubno
21 months ago
MP
$25
Mark Phillips
22 months ago

If you can't stop drinking by yourself, ask for help. A great place to start is your local AA chapter. http://goo.gl/jJuqJA

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DB
$25
Daniel Bies
23 months ago

Simon, I have learned so much from you. All my hopes for a fast recovery. Take care.

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RB
$10
Richard Brausa
23 months ago
DS
$20
Daniel Smith
23 months ago

I wish I could afford more

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CN
$40
Cliff Norris
23 months ago
$30
Anonymous
24 months ago
Saverio Coppolino
6 months ago

OMG. I hadn't communicated with Simon for over 2 years. I was sending Simon an e-mail to New York to let him Know that I would be there in April this year 2016. It bounced back. I googled him and found this. I am so sorry to hear that the accident left him so badly off. He had told me that he had had the accident, but seemed quite confident that he was going to beat this. If anybody checks this, please let me know how I can contact him. I live in London and would be happy to pay him a visit if he would appreciate it. I worked with Simon back in 1982 at Berwick on Tweed. All the best old mate.

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Heather Bray
10 months ago

Hi All, I see there has been no update on Simon for quite a while, so just thought a small note might be appropriate. Simon is now living in his own flat, close to his sister, and cared for daily by his elderly father. Yes, this is progress of sorts, but he is definitely not out of the woods yet and without his family (whom he never saw for many years) even this would not have been achieveable. Without fear of contradiction I can say that Simon's father will appreciate all your kind messages and all the donations made. Your continued generosity of spirit is heartwarming and so very much appreciated. Best wishes to you all, Heather (a family friend)

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Alan Ciyc
10 months ago

Any current news on Simon? I saw his show twice and thought he was great. Googled him to see where he was performing and found this. Sad to hear and wish him well.

+ Read More
Simon Rob
15 months ago

Found out about this man and his problems. I understand that as he was a magician he does not believe in the occult and I am not sure that money would help him that much, certainly people need assurances as to what would happen with money. But occultism can help him to regain what he has lost. Internal magic is very powerful and as an occultist I use this magic too: I understand that to many would call such magic the placebo effect although they should realize that such is real magic and that our occult explanation is the only one which explains all the facts and also the power of internal magic goes past this. But it also is stack-able over all medicine and internal magic. Therefore I simply ask he he or his family want me to teach them a magic spell to help him, and if they do they can contact me easily on facebook.

+ Read More
Chris Carden
20 months ago

Is there a way to get a message to Simon? Please tell him that Chris Carden, with whom Simon spent many late nights in conversation about writing, plots and the con, is always thinking about him and keeps him in prayer, no matter the old goat's opinion of God. I wish him well and would sincerely like to hear from him again. Also I have a book of his he may want back.

+ Read More
Billy Patscher
21 months ago

mr. lovell please get well soon magic is nothing without u u do things no one does. i love your magic& card cheating moves. please get well u have my love& prayers always your pal billy thanks for the memories.

+ Read More
David Adamovich
24 months ago

Ladies, Gentlemen, and all other friends of The Simonator. Among his artifacts was an unused iPod mini. May I suggest that everyone create an audio file with a personal message to Simon and e-mail them to me, throwdini@knifethrower.com. I will drop them all on the mini and send it to Simon. Perhaps a personal story, a recollection of something he did with you, wishing him best regards and a speedy recovery... anything to cheer the old bugger up. Be it either 2 words (and they better not be what I'm thinking) or a dissertation, please send something to give him a laugh and some hope.

+ Read More
Ian Rowland
24 months ago

Wishing all the best to a wonderful magician and friend. So sorry to hear the sad news, but there is always hope of better.

+ Read More
Morris Poore
24 months ago

Man, I hate to here simon is in such a bad state,

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William Litzler
24 months ago

God Bless the NHS. The Brits know how to take care of their own.

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Lisa Nusbaum
24 months ago

I got a note from Simon's father this morning that said that Simon had a brain seizure and he was rushed to a hospital in Essex.

+ Read More
Gordon Astley
25 months ago

Well done everyone...well over the target. Now let's make sure the old b*st*rd takes direction and stays on course.

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Glenn Bonnar
25 months ago

Wishing you a safe trip home Simon and hoping for a speedy recovery my friend, best wishes as always

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