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Old 07-24-2011, 08:58 AM
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I just got a call from Jacks daughter. She said Jack wanted me to post on here and Facebook for him. He begs us to pray for him.....
Jack was taken by ambulance to Fawcett Hospital last night. He cant bear the pain anymore. He is in room 330.

Jack also has a daughter in California he wants to see... they don't have enough for the $400 airfare so if anyone can bring April to her dad it will fulfill one of his last prayers.

Thank you for your understanding.. please spread Jacks prayer request on your facebook...
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:08 AM
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Will keep Jack and his family in our prayers.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:28 AM
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I hope he can rest comfortably at the hospital. Breathing problems accompanied with pain must be miserable. Jack is in my prayers.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:31 AM
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the family have contacted Hospice.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:49 AM
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Jack is in our prayers. And the fact that the man behind this website is suffering so much certainly puts the petty infighting and name-calling by a half-dozen polluters on here into perspective.
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:35 AM
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Jack is at Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte on Olean Blvd and Harbor. hes in room 330....dont know how long he will be there. he is seeing a Dr. as i write this. will keep you informed... his daughter said he is "calm"...
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:58 AM
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Jack is in our prayers. And the fact that the man behind this website is suffering so much certainly puts the petty infighting and name-calling by a half-dozen polluters on here into perspective.
I agree , we should be praying for Jack and THINKING before we write something insulting or offensive to others.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:03 AM
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Jack is in our prayers. And the fact that the man behind this website is suffering so much certainly puts the petty infighting and name-calling by a half-dozen polluters on here into perspective.
I couldn't agree with you more oldyeller! Ms. wicks please contact me asap i will take care of the ticket. Lets get his daughter here soon.

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Old 07-24-2011, 11:18 AM
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iIt is very sad for us to here this about Jack. He will be in our thoughts and prayers. we will add him on our prayer list.

Tony. PM me your address and I will help you offset the cost. Thank you for your generosity.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:37 AM
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i love you so much. to have a friend like you is truly a special gift from God. The ticket has been taken care of but i relayed your message. the thought is amazing. your heart is pure gold.
Kevin and Terry Williams from Punta Gorda Speedway have secured a ticket for April. Jacks wife and his daughters are astonished ... the racing family has done so much for Jack.
He is getting something implanted in his back to dispense Morphine. i will keep you informed.
Tony, Andrew and all who have shown love to Jack, i thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you all.
today is my sons birthday so if you need me call my cell. 941-380-4180... thanks you again.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:09 PM
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Carol called me early this morning with the news of Jack and his wish. Since I just saved my home, I don't have any money but I have plenty of prayers for Jack. Jack and I may have had our differences but we have been friends way too long to let that stop a friendship that has lasted so long. My thoughts and prayers are with Jack, Cathy and the girls and hopefully I can find the gas money to go see him.

Cancer took Jack's best friend and never once did he ever think he would end up with cancer but we just never know. I lost my best and oldest friend two years ago to cancer and know the pain she went thru and I don't wish that on anyone. I pray that God will help the doctors ease his pain and that he gets to go home and have the time he wants with his family. Thank you for helping making that wish come true and bringing April home. I know how much Jack loves his family.

Jack Smith is a good man, a good husband, and a good father and right now he needs all the prayers he can get and more. Whether you like him or not, it doesn't hurt to pray for him. We are all God's children in the end afterall.

Jack, know you are in my thoughts and in my prayers and if there is anyway I can make it to your home, I will. Remember, we have always shared one thing in common - our last good name of Smith. We aren't kin but we are Smiths.

God bless you, Cathy and the girls.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:14 PM
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I'll break my own promise of not posting here any more - Tony, drop me a line with your address and I'll send you a check to kick in some money.
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:51 PM
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thought's and prayer's sent to jack and his family!
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:49 PM
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I am devastated at this moment. Jack has been like an older Brother to me and I owe everything that I have now in racing etc. to him. I am sending all my prayers to him and Cathy and the girls.
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:16 PM
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I never knew Jack, but KNOW he is a great man. I will pray for him. There are lots of other people hurting too, lets pray for all of them.
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:21 PM
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I am sorry for your pain.
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:23 PM
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I just got home from town and wasn't near a computer. Robert called me to let me know about Jack. I want to express my deep appreciation to all who have reached out to Jack during this time. Its a time like this that make me proud to be a part of the racing community. I would like to publicly thank Kevin and Terry for the love that they have shown today. I am proud to be a part of the Punta Gorda Speedway Team. They have made racing fun for me agin. God bless You! Bob....
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:28 PM
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My heart goes out to you man. I know how close you have been with Jack for several years. Just Know man Jacks in the habds of the Master and he has perfect peace with whats happening to him. I have talked with him several times in the past few months and him and Kathy both have found that peace. I have a will pray for you to find peace with this. Bless you brother. Bob...
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:26 PM
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i just got home from the hospital. jack is pretty weak. 2 of his daughters were there and his granddaughter and wife. just his oldest daughter and i stayed. he doesnt want to be alone so i try to stay until he falls asleep. we talked to a nurse about DNR which is something he may have to deal with tomorrow. i asked the nurse if he could change his mind at the last minute and she said yes so Jack felt some relief in that. he is terrified of more broken bones. he has another broken bone in his back and the rest are fragile.
we didnt tell him about his youngest daughter coming to see him. the family want to surprise him tomorrow. i will let you know how that goes.
i told Jack about the outpouring of love from the racing family and he broke down and cried. he is so much in need of love and prayers now and all of you have made Jack feel as tho he never worked in vain and he has REALLY made some awesome friends.
i speak from Jack and i speak from myself. God bless all of you and thank you so much for the gift of love you have bestowed to Jack Smith.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:33 PM
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Thank You Carol...You are a blessing...Tell him He is in my thoughts....
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:35 PM
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As i've known deep down inside, you do have a kind heart. Jack is very fortunate.
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Paul and I would like to send our prayers to Jack and his family. May he find comfort in the coming days..You have made so many racing friends and families come together, now it is our turn to make you come together with our prayers. Hang in there my friend, JPRACING45
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:25 PM
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Like JackTripper, I'll break my self-imposed absence to post on this. It truly saddens me to hear of Jacks deterioration. My thoughts are with him and his family as well as his close friends, Rick and Carol. Thanks you Carol for posting this information. Rick, stay strong.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:43 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear about all the pain you are going through. I appreciate the help and opportunities you've provided for me in acclimating to media coverage in Florida. You are a wonderful friend that I love and respect so much. You continue to be in my prayers each day.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:03 AM
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If there is anything I can do please let me know. I still remember the first day I met Jack, it was at Lakeland at the racetrack, and he treated me like I had been media all of my life, even though I was only a few months into it. To him I was equal with any other photographer out there. He and Rick have always been nothing but fun to be around and I value my time with both of them. I am truly blessed to have a friend like Jack!!

To Jack, and his family and friends, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:36 AM
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Jack has always been 100% committed to what ever he was involved in. The years of support made our sport stronger. GOD bless him and his Family. They are in our prays.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:09 AM
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im using jacks pc in the hospital so i can let you know whats going on. right now he is a bit nervous because soon he is going in for the surgery to impant the thing that dispenses the morphine. he will then go to ICU so they can monitor if its working. everything is uncertain. the good news is that jacks vitals are awesome good and his brain is amazing. he remembers everything and is in control. its just the pain... horrid pain...
his daughter will arrive in Ft myers at about 12:30. im hoping she gets here before he goes down there but i doubt it... jack asked me to read some of your good wishes and he cried like a baby because he is overwhelmed by your love... i will stay here as long as i can and will keep you informed. Thank you again for always being there when times are tough. we dont REALLY hate each other... lol right? we just dont know how to play nice. in truth, right now i seriously love all of you. got to go. jack is calling. oh he just said "i want everyone out there in radioland to know i love them and thank you all for your support!
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:18 AM
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Thanks Carol for the update. Jack you keep positive man, we can beat this thing. Our prayers are with you as you go into surgery. Just know buddy you have a whole community out here pulling and praying for your recovery. We love ya man, stay stong... Bob..
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:50 PM
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they just took jack down for the surgery about 1/2 hour ago. he has gone without food or drink since early yesterday! he is in excruciating pain and the drugs they have given him hourly would knock down a rhino. it does little to help him. his wife and daughters are with him and a few friends stopped by.
it was not a good day so please... please pray hard for Jack. thats pretty much all we can do..
i personally want to tell you that i am so proud to know you people. no matter what trash goes on sometimes, you are the kindest most caring people on this earth and i know if im ever in trouble i wont have a worry in the world. it never matters to you who it is. if they are in the racing family, they are taken care of. we all have good and not so good in us. we need to concentrate more on the good and put the petty stuff behind. life is too short.... i apologize to anyone for anything i have said to them that hurt them... i am truly sorry.
i will keep you posted. Jack will be in ICU tonight.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:56 PM
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Thinking about and praying for you Jack. That pain is horrible.
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