Coming to Bill Cleburn's Aid

If you are reading this, chances are you are a friend, family member, or a concerned supporter of Bill Cleburn and his family. During the evening on August 11th, Bill Cleburn was noticing some tightness in his chest while preparing for an RC race to be held the following morning. As Bill arrived to the track the morning of the 12th, the pain in his chest returned, but since it wasn’t severe, he didn’t pay much attention to it. That day, Bill would go on to podium in 2 race events, and was in good spirits despite the sweltering heat of Texas summers. It wasn’t until that evening, when the chest pains returned that he decided to go to the ER. His EKG was normal, but as a precaution, he made an appointment to see his doctor. On the morning of the 14th, rite after his morning coffee, Bill suffered a heart attack and was rushed to Bay Area Regional Hospital. The results from the tests returned a 75% blockage in the arteries surrounding Bills heart, and that he would require open heart surgery. Instead of waiting, Bill opted to have the surgery right away, and the operation took place on Thursday August 17th. The surgery was a success, and Bill is currently in the hospital recovering.

Even though the difficult part of Bill’s surgery is behind him, he still faces challenges in both recovering from open heart surgery, and his family’s financial obligations during his leave from work. Bill is expected to miss approximately 2 months of work; and disability coverage wasn’t an option at his place of business. At such a young age, most of us don’t think of severe life threatening events, much less how to prepare for them, should one occur. Bill doesn’t have a history of heart disease in his family, so this caught him and his family off guard. I’m along with several others in the RC community are very close friends with Bill, and we are teaming up to support Bills family during this difficult time. If you have children, grandchildren, a mortgage, car notes, etc, you can imagine the financial strain that a sudden loss of income could have on your family. Bill will be out of work a minimum of 10 weeks, and could use all the help he could get. If you know Bill as I do, then you know that he would be the first to come to your aid, should you face such hardships. We aren’t asking much, and know that making a financial contribution is purely up to you. If you aren’t able to contribute, please consider spreading the word, or perhaps sending some kind words to Bill and his family. Just know that anything you could do to show some support, will go a long ways.

Bill is a coveted member of the RC community in the Houston area, and is a devoted father, and grandfather. Bill spends countless hours helping his fellow friends at the track, and takes a personal interest in the newcomers that enter the hobby. Bill is a friend to everybody, and I hope we can all come together to support him during his recovery.
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Organizer

Bill Cleburn 
Organizer
Pasadena, TX
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