Friends Of Bill Campbell

Our friend Bill Campbell has had a massive stroke! Much of his care isn’t covered by insurance, so Friends of Bill Campbell  have set up this GoFundMe page to be sure Bill can get all the care and support he needs to fully recover from his brain injury and be there for his wife and young child.


The Good News is that Bill’s prognosis is good "IF" he has continual intensive rehabilitation therapy and round-the-clock medical supervision.  With the right care, right away, this could be a temporary illness.

The Bad News is that although Bill had insurance, much of the cost of Bill’s care isn’t covered by his insurance, because his stroke was atypical, symptoms that don’t exactly fit certain narrow rules and technicalities that insurance has set.  This is despite orders and urgent recommendations from Bill’s neurologists and neurosurgeons.  Even with the best of insurance, needed critically important care is denied coverage.  This type of care is literally unaffordable without insurance coverage or some type of outside help. Please see Update #2 for more details.


We want to make sure Bill’s is a “temporary” brain impairment.  So, Friends of Bill Campbell are asking those who care to do what the insurance companies won’t do.  We’re asking you to contribute to Bill’s Go Fund Me so he can be 100% Bill again, and fully return to his family and to all of us.  

Bill has a big heart, and has never hesitated to do what he could for others.  Now it’s his turn to receive.  Please contribute today!  No amount is too large or too small. 

Bill is not only a beloved friend, but he is one of Chicago’s great hearts and minds, whose service has changed millions of lives in a positive way.  Through his heartfelt work in broadcast and community service at ABC7, he has been the catalyst for positive advancement and change in business, education, healthcare, government, and other sectors throughout our society.  For example, he brought about recognition and support for charitable causes such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which now feeds millions.  Also, his avid support for mandatory child safety seats contributed to those seats becoming law, saving thousands of small children’s lives each year for the last two decades.  Join us in showing our appreciation and support during this critical period, and contribute now.

Bill’s family allowed the Friends of Bill Campbell to generate this Go Fund Me on the condition that we respect Bill’s privacy and that of his family – so along with the request for contributions, we’re asking that you also respect their privacy during this very difficult illness.  

Thank you in advance for your care, and for your generosity!

Sincerely, Friends of Bill Campbell
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Lea Schaetzel-Hawthorne  
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
  • Thomas Shilton 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
  • Betty Olson-Jones 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 34 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Bellamy John 
Organizer
Elmwood Park, IL
Angela Edwards-Campbell 
Beneficiary
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