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I'm Ken "JD" Cormack and I'm President of the W.W.R.F, Inc. (World Wide Race Fans). I have started a "Jack Miller Recovery Fund" to which a number of websites will run information concerning this man who has done so much for so many.

The Miller's have ask at this time to hold cards and E-mails down to a minimum. Jack is still trying to regain speech and strength in his right side. If anyone has a question, they can forward it through me WWRF@AOL.COM and I will forward them on to Jack & Louise. I will try and do an update every other day with Louise that could be included on the websites or message boards.

I will be at the Chili Bowl and have an EZ UP as you go into the turns 3&4 with a J. W. Hunt Charity Auction Banner. I am the organizer of that auction that is scheduled for Saturday @ 12:00 noon.  We will take donations for Jack there and each donation will receive a ticket to receive an item of value.  I am there for all 4 days and at drivers meeting every day.   Also, SteveHardin.Com -   (Steve Hardin's World of Sprint Car's & Midgets) will have a special purchase of a Limited Edition 2005 Chili Bowl Photo CD with all proceeds going to the "Jack Miller Recovery Fund".   The Photo CD can be ordered by email to: steven.hardin@sbcglobal.net The CD will sell for $15 which inlcudes shipping & handling.  Orders can be placed now.  The photo CD will be completed and ready for shipping by the end of January or first week in February 2005.

Thank you,

JD  

From the Miller's:

Jack has had a major set back in his health.  He had another heart attack.  The doctors attempted to a do heart procedure to check for blockage and during the procedure he had a stroke that left him with his speech impaired and loss of use of his right hand.  He is now at home doing therapy but is subject to another attack at any time.  The next step will be to do By-pass surgery in the near future.

Thanks to all of you for your caring and loving concerns,   I will try to keep everyone updated, when possible through the WWRF, Inc. Websites and message boards.

Jack & Louise

From Ken "JD" Cormack:

Update 12/20/04:

I spoke with Louise Miller this morning, she took Jack in to have X-Ray's done (to see if any damage to other organs have occured) and had some blood work done.  This should take a few days to get those results back.  Jack is very emotional at times, and as expected, has a very hard time sleeping.  Louise forced him out of the house to see some old friends that were in town.  Jack didn't want to embarrased over his condition.  But after the evening was over, Jack had relaxed and his blood pressure dropped.  He's so worried over his condition, bills and asking friends for help.  They are still waiting on a meeting with the Cardiologist to set up the future heart work.  His speech has come long as with his right arm.  You can understand him but emotions get to him.  His right arm has no strength yet, that will come with more therapy.  They both said Hi and much love and hugs to all you thinking of them

JD

From Ken "JD" Cormack:

Update 12/22/04:

I received an early Christmas present today. I called to talk to Louise and Jack answered.  We talked for three minutes. VERY understandably, not yet the enthusiasm as before BUT great. Once or twice he couldn't remember the next word he was going to say.  However, I told him I had been married before and it's sometimes easy to forget the wife's name. Ah! It was great. No word yet on his test results or appointment, just the sound of his voice was encouraging. I gave him a high five in having the courage to try and succeed, I know it was tough.

JD 

From the Miller's:

Update 12/27/04:

Dear friends and our family

Our family has so very much to be thankful for over this holiday
season that our only prayers are that each of you also may feel the love
and caring that we have received from your families.  Our more heartfelt
gratitude is sent to each of you.  May we all find time to pray for our
men and women serving in the military all over the world and give our
thanks for the opportunities we have been given to live a better life
because of them.   We are thankful to each of you for your care and your
loving friendships.   May you all have a very merry Christmas and a safe
New Year. A special prayer goes out to the Woodside family in their time of sorrow.         

Jack and Louise Miller


From Ken "JD" Cormack:

Update 12/27/04:

PS. On Dec. 26th, Louise Miller answered the door, and it was people in the area asking for her assistance. A man had fallen to the ground and it appeared to be a heart attach. Louise, along with help from others, was able to use CPR to get his pulse started and have him rushed to the hospital where he is recuperating. Once again, good people doing good for fellow mankind.  Jack has an appointment scheduled with the Dr. on the 30th. He's doing better; however, still extremely weak. A GREAT Christmas meal with all the trimmings, was provided by the Doug Auld family.

 

From the Miller's:

Update 12/30/04:

We spent another long day at the VA Hospital in Tampa completing more testing procedures and then in consultation with the Cardiac Surgical personnel.  Fortunately we were assigned to the top cardiac surgeon in the Tampa Bay area and that gave us a little more confidence than we have had in the last few we have met with.   This meeting resulted in their decision to postpone any further surgeries until they feel I have fully recovered from the effects of the stroke and regained enough strength to undergo by-pass surgery.   I guess that is basically some good news as they are doing their best to help me get back to some kind
of normal life.   They have increased my medications to the highest possible and have suggested that I start walking as much as possible to help the process of rebuilding along.   I have most of my speech back as long as I can remember to slow down the brain until the mouth catches up.  And I still have not gained the full use of my right hand but good progress has been evident so now it appears to just have patience and time will tell.   Most of all, Louise needs a break from her 24 hr/7 day week baby-sitting job.   Thanks to all of you for your holiday wishes and your prayers.  We are so very fortunate to have such a great family and
so many dear friends all over the world.   May you all have a wonderful and peaceful New Year and always say a hopeful prayer for our men and women in military uniforms all around the world.

Thanks to all,

Jack and Louise

From Ken "JD" Cormack:

Update 12/30/04:

I will try and have updates during Chili Bowl.  Jack sent TWO autographed HoF hats for SILENT DONATION to his fund at the WWRF, Inc. booth at turns 3&4 location. 

Thanks

JD

From the Miller's:

Update 1/3/05:

Jack has been resting well and regaining his strength very slowly. His speech has improved over the past two weeks and still quite a bit needed to get the right hand working again. The biggest problem we now face is the mental anguish from not seeing thousands of special friends who will spend this week at the Chili Bowl without us. We are so very grateful to everyone who has sent us cards, letters and E Mails over this past month and a half. We will keep close tabs on the Chili Bowl excitement and hope that each of you may have a happy and successful New Year. Our gratitude to everyone as you have made our lives feel very special and so very much worthwhile.

Jack and Louise Miller

From the Miller's:

Update 1/13/05:

To the thousands of race fans who have once again proved that there is no family bond as great as the bonds of friendship created through the world of auto racing. And there are not enough words to fully explain the gratitude that my wife Louise and I have felt over the past few months as we have received hundreds of E Mails, phone calls and personal cards from hundreds of people world-wide. Your love, care, concern and assistance will be remembered by us forever. Thank you all from the bottoms of our hearts.

Jack and Louise Miller

From Ken "JD" Cormack:

Update 1/15/05:

Little did I know 19 years ago the HAHN and EDWARD'S family, along with J.W. Hunt would make such an impact on my life. Chili Bowl was started. Then J.W. Hunt came along and the Charity Auction started. For some unknown reason, I was allowed to be a part of this auction in the beginning and each year since. I have  had a blessed life. It is truly an honor to be able to raise money for so many children and individuals to TRY and make a difference in someone's life.    

This year, we not only collected for the J.W. Hunt Charity auction, but for the Jack Miller Recovery Fund also. TOGETHER we were able to raise over $13,000. WOW or HOLY COW! While I keep getting all the attention, there were MANY OTHERS that CONTRIBUTED time/effort to running the booths for both of these great funds. Paul Lavine, Deb Dennison, Mahala Cox, JR Parkinson, Jeff Nevins, Bosco, Buck and Jack Millers left arm, Jim Bruener. SPECIAL RECOGNITION to JACK HEWITT & Louise of "LETTER IT" for the Jack Miller decal on side of the two seater.

I can't begin to say "Thank You" to all the companies/individuals that donated items for both funds, and lets NOT FORGET the people that opened their POCKETBOOKS. Thanks for caring and sharing. SPECIAL PRAISE goes to STEVEHARDIN.COM for the Jack Miller Banner/updates, along with many great photos of this years race. Check out his 2005 Chili Bowl CD.  Keep those E-mails for Jack coming to WWRF@AOL.COM and be sure and THANK ALL CONNECTED with putting the CHILI BOWL together. See you at the next race.

"JD"  Cormack-President

World Wide Race Fans, Inc.

From Ken "JD" Cormack:

Update 1/30/05:

Jack has been riding the cart, walking, keeping score and chipping some balls, in order to regain his strength. After a DR's appointment, he made an appearance at East Bay for a short time. While getting irritated at what he thinks is slow progress on healing, he really has made great strides toward recovery in speech, coordination and memory. We're all impatient when it comes to healing; however it takes time.  Louise had some concern about her blood pressure; however, after a MRI, all appears to be in order.

They are both STILL really thankful for all the E-mail you have sent along with all the positive thoughts and prayers expressed at the Chili Bowl. Jack may soon be able to drive the car and Louise has really made "weight gain" a reality on her cooking. I'm still receiving donations and E-mails. Don't forget to view and possibly order the CD of the Chili Bowl from Stevehardin.com. All proceeds go to Jack PLUS it's a fantastic CD. Just a win win situation for you and Jack.  Thank you all!

Ken "JD" Cormack-President
W.W.R.F. Inc.

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Jack & Louise Miller 2-9-05

 

From the Miller's:

Update 3/2/05:

I really appreciate all the things that everyone has done and I would truly enjoy hearing from all of you.  I am still going back to the hospital every week for brain scans and reflex therapy.  I am doing much better but still have problems with the right hand and arm and have some speech defects but overall, I am doing a little better each week.  No bypass operation until the brain doctors tell the heart doctors that they can have me back for further work.

Thanks to all for the total care and love.

Jack

 

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