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message 1: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Aug 06, 2009 06:35AM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments I just received an email from the daughter of our group member from the UK, Mike Coatesworth. He is going through a serious illness. Please post some get-well wishes for him here. Thank you.

You can learn more about Mike at his own website: ====>
http://www.btinternet.com/~mikeco158/...
EXCERPT:
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"One night in 1985, as I was working as a security guard, tragedy struck, and I was knocked down by a car and I suffered serious head injuries. The accident left me wheelchair bound and unable to tell a tin of beans from a tin of rice, so that I had to learn everything again. Day centres and carers were constantly trying to stimulate my brain in an attempt to make me learn how to live my life again. The funny thing was that I still retained my memories of my childhood and teenage years.

I attended a college for students with learning disabilities, and I was taught all about computers and how to design my own web page albeit simple. As my life improved and I learnt more about the wonders of technology."
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Mike is an author. See his GR profile here:
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/17...

See a list of some of Mike's writings here:
http://www.btinternet.com/~mikeco158/...
(When you get to the webpage, scroll down.)
His writings are warm, caring, and full of hope.

BTW, I met Mike online at a newsgroup almost 10 years ago. I've never met him, but he keeps in touch with his readers via periodical emails. I encouraged him to join this group and he did.

I wish him good health and a speedy recovery.

Thinking of you, Mike,
Your friend in the USA,
Joy Huott


message 2: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Aug 06, 2009 06:32AM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments PS-Mike signs off his emails with links to some of his novels.
A sample of one of his sign-offs is below:
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"My novels

“Peter and Sarah a single rose”ISBN:9780595441969
Excellent tales of romance and adventure that will keep you wanting to read more
http://www.btinternet.com/~mikeco158/...

“Homespun Yorkshire tales” ISBN: 9781847533371
A collection of interesting tales by a Bradford lad, born and bred
http://www.btinternet.com/~mikeco158/...

"One tear is not enough" ISBN: 1413716865
An epic family saga spanning eight decades from England to India
http://www.btinternet.com/~mikeco158/...
"Registered with the IP Rights Office Copyright Registration Service Ref: 215486093"

"Time for a Cuppa!" ISBN: 0595224954
"My tales will bring a tear to your eye,
a smile to your lips, and a warm glow to your heart
http://www.btinternet.com/~mikeco158/...
"Registered with the IP Rights Office Copyright Registration Service Ref: 215486963"

"Meet Mike and read some great stories
http://www.btinternet.com/~mikeco158/...

"Virtutis Fortuna Comes"

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("Virtutis fortuna comes" translates as):
"Good luck is the companion of courage."


message 3: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments Below is a link to Mike's GR bookshelf. It contains short descriptions of four of his novels: ====>
http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/...


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Mike,
My prayers and best wishes are with you for a swift and good recovery.

Going to investigate web page now.... :)



message 5: by Werner (new)

Werner Mike, ditto to what Pontalba wrote! Sorry to be so tardy in responding --I've been out of town earlier, without Internet access, and didn't see Joy's message until just now. We hope you're soon feeling 100% better!


message 6: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments Werner wrote: "Mike, ditto to what Pontalba wrote! Sorry to be so tardy in responding --I've been out of town earlier, without Internet access, and didn't see Joy's message until just now. We hope you're soon feeling 100% better!"

I haven't heard anything lately about Mike's current progress. Just now I sent more wishes via a comment at his profile at: ====>
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/17...

Maybe we'll hear from him.


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