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Old 09-16-2012, 02:51 PM
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Default Richard Hord needs our help in prayer.

I had a long conversation with Richard Hord yesterday. He has had issues with a malfunctioning valve in his heart. So, on the 24th he will see the doctor for pre-op and the very next morning at 7am, surgery will begin at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY.

I am a praying man and as such, Richard invites everyone to pull for him and the doctor. I am not entirely sure about the procedure but I understand the doctor will make non-invasive cuts around his left nipple as a portal to repair the damaged valve.

Richard owns his own construction company and he also drives the bus for a public school. He has always been a hard-working man. This operation weighs very heavy with the school for the children that Richard transports safely every day.

I saw where Richard's Squarebird, Christiine, won 'best in show' yesterday. But, Richard's humility never mentioned a word about this very serious operation, upcoming in eight short days. Of course Dee Dee, Richard's wife, will be there with him.

God will be with you Richard, and so will our prayers and thoughts. - Dave Dare
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:04 PM
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Default Richard Hord needs our help in prayer.

Dave and I have been aware of Richard's heart problem for some time. He has been in our prayers as he went through the examinations to determine his heart problems. He told me that his doctor is going to try and repair a leaking valve in the high pressure side of his heart, between the lower and upper chambers. If its beyond repair he will receive a mechanical valve. This should be a pretty straight forward procedure, I understand.

I echo Dave's comments and for those who are inclined to do so, let's pray him, Dee Dee and family through this to a successful conclusion...

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Sorry to read this Richard. Praying for a quick recovery and fix.

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Richard - praying that all goes well. Get better quick !!!

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Not much of a prayer-type person but all the best from New Zealand eh!

I know it will al work out Richard, you'll bounce back in no time!
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Hope all goes well Richard. You will be in are thoughts. Mike
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I echo all the above except I do take issue with "cuts" or the procedure being noninvasive. Prayers for the best result and an uneventful recovery.
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Your in our hearts and minds Richard.

Prayers are going out to you....

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Wishing Richard a speedy recovery. We're all pulling for you!
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Richard our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this procedure.
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