One of our fraternity within the Fraternity, Stefan Revesz, has fallen ill. Some of you may already know this from our various networks of friends and brothers, but I want to make sure that all of you are aware and ask for your help.
Stefan suffered a Intracranial Hemorrhagic Stroke (ICH) on Saturday July 15, 2017. Stefan is a 38 year old single dad of his son William (Wil), a 12 year old very active member of Capital Chapter.
On Saturday July 15, 2017 Stefan and Wil were traveling on Rt. 95 in Hopewell, NJ when the stroke occurred. Stefan, while driving, was unable to communicate and his right side went numb. Will managed to get the car to the side of the road and call 911 for help. Stefan was taken to Capital Health Hopewell and stabilized, then transported to the neurological suite at Capital Health Trenton. Stefan is currently in ICU, he is sedated and on a ventilator. The stroke appears to have affected the right side of his body. Although the prognosis is unclear at this time, doctors continue to be optimistic and hopeful. As of today, they are working to manage Stefan's blood pressure in order to bring him out of sedation.
Stefan has served on the Jurisdictional Staff, and the staff of the KeyMan Conference in Pennsylvania. He is a Past Master of Gothic-Fraternal Lodge, No. 270 and Past Grand Tall Cedar of Trenton Forest #5. He is currently the Chapter Advisor (Chapter Dad) of Capital Chapter and has been doing an outstanding job in that role, leading the renaissance of one of New Jersey's oldest active Chapters.
Brethren, Stefan is a single dad, and is largely responsible for a household that he shares with his mother, Eleanor. Eleanor and Stefan's brother are taking care of Wil while trying to manage this situation and spend time with Stefan.
Stefan's family needs our help. Please contribute to this fund online or;
Please send whatever you can contribute to the address below, checks made payable to Capital Chapter.
2968 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton NJ 08619
Rest assured that Capital Chapter, Gothic-Fraternal Lodge #270, Trenton Forest #5 of the Tall Cedars all have pledged support and some has already reached the family, with more on the way. Additional help from other Masonic resources is in the works.
Anything that you can do to help is meaningful and will help Stefan's family on this long journey of care and recovery.
I'm proud to be a DeMolay and Mason every day, especially today, witnessing the outpouring of support for Stefan and his family.