Surviving Coal Miner is a HAM!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AA7BQ, Jan 8, 2006.

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  1. KD8BMX

    KD8BMX Ham Member QRZ Page

    On this news report by MSNBC, the family spokesperson mentions their grattitude for all the support from around the world also and address for making contributions to Randal McCloy which I will also put here.

    The Randal McCloy Jr. Fund
    C/o Clear Mountain Bank
    1889 Earl Core Road
    Morgantown, WV 26505

    I also was able to track down the address for donations for the 12 miners families that died. It can be found at this address.

    The West Virginia Council of Churches
    2207 Washington Street East
    Charleston WV 25311

    Checks should be made out to the Sago Mine Assistance Fund

    and if using a credit card you can go here:
  2. AB8MA

    AB8MA Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Sent mine on Tuesday, January 10, and it hasn't come back yet.
  3. K8TS

    K8TS Ham Member QRZ Page

    It would be neat to get national or worldwide attention, but the fact remains that we know what we did as a group, and should be darn proud of it.
    I guess I read the exact number somewhere in this thread but missed the relationship.........13 miners.......
  4. NY7Q

    NY7Q Guest

    Does anyone have accurate info on how the GIFT(DONATIONS) AND mail is going?[​IMG] Has the wife acknowledged the hams in any manner.?
  5. KB3MOL

    KB3MOL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hey, wb3djl, I came here checking for that info you said would on page 18 last night on the net well I found it :p, and also, hope he gets well and best wishes too him and his family

  6. N9JOE

    N9JOE Ham Member QRZ Page

    1. do the doctors have a prognoses yet?
    2. what is the condition of his HAM shack? if any close by HAM could find out, maybe one of the big, or little, radio store could have a nice shack set up for him when he gets home. can you say"incentive to upgrade"?
    3. common sense on checks to his house. also to miner fund.
    4. tell your local news. P O the big networks.
    radio safely don
  7. K6CS

    K6CS Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Found this on Eham:


    There's encouraging news this week on the medical condition of Randy McCloy,
    KC8VKZ, the sole survivor of the January 2 Sago mining disaster in West
    Virginia. Rick Robinson, W8ZT, reports he spoke with McCloy's
    brother-in-law, Rick McGee January 18, and received an upbeat report on the
    26-year-old miner's progress.

    "He was sitting up in bed and eating ice chips," he said. "His dialysis
    treatments have been reduced to every other day as his kidney function [is
    returning]." Other reports say McCloy's heart and liver functions have
    improved, his muscle deterioration has abated, his neurological condition is
    stable and he's been breathing on his own. His doctors say McCloy exhibits
    "purposeful movements" and appears to be responding to his family.

    Robinson says McGee told him that McCloy's wife, Anna, expressed
    appreciation from the outpouring of good wishes from the Amateur Radio
    community and elsewhere.

    "His family wants to thank everyone for the cards and letters that arrive
    daily in the large plastic postal bins," he said. "The mail keeps his wife
    occupied and gives her consolation that so many think of her and her husband
    and family." Randy and Anna McCloy live in Simpson, West Virginia, and have
    two young children. A Technician class licensee, McCloy is a relatively new
    radio amateur, according to Robinson.

    Well-wishers have been sending cards and QSLs to McCloy at PO Box 223,
    Philippi, WV 26435.

    The Charleston Gazette reported January 19 that McCloy was out of intensive
    care and likely will be able to leave West Virginia University's Ruby
    Memorial Hospital in Morgantown within a week or two for a rehabilitation
    facility. His physicians say it's difficult to predict how fully McCloy will
    recover over the long haul, however, because his case is unusual. McCoy was
    the only miner among 13 men trapped for more than 40 hours in an Upshur
    County coal mine that filled with deadly carbon monoxide following a January
    2 explosion.

    McCloy reportedly is eligible for immediate medical and wage-replacement
    benefits as well as for workers compensation benefits based on the extent of
    his injuries. In addition, a fund has been set up to accept donations for
    his benefit: the Randal McCloy Jr Fund, c/o Clear Mountain Bank, 1889 Earl
    Core Rd, Morgantown, WV 26505.
  8. m0jor

    m0jor Ham Member QRZ Page

    My best wishes to him and his family our thougths and are with them sent my card
  9. KI4NEP

    KI4NEP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am so thankful this information has been posted.
    this would be a great time for all fellow hams to show their support. Keep him, his family, and others in your prayers.

    God bless his family


    Daniel Taylor
  10. WB3DJL

    WB3DJL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Has anyone heard anymore about Randal's condition? It doesn't seem like the media is going to follow up on his recovery. And I know that there are a lot of people besides myself that want to know how he is doing....So if anyone does hear anything, please post it here so the rest of us will know too.
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