Tim and Sally Boggan Need Your Help!
Here's the GoFundMe page
. Sally, wife of USATT Historian Tim Boggan
(former president, longtime USATT Magazine editor, member of the 1971 US-China Ping-Pong Diplomacy delegation, father of two U.S. Men's Singles Champions [Eric and Scott], Hall of Famer, and pretty much everything else table tennis-wise), had a stroke last year. She is paralyzed on one side and unable to speak. Many people have known and loved Sally for decades. Let's show how much we appreciate Tim's contributions to our lives through his many table tennis ventures and joyfully support Tim and Sally during her recovery process. The medical bills are huge, and not all covered by insurance. (The GoFundMe page
will have regular updates on Sally's situation.)
Sheri Cioroslan (formerly Sheri Pittman, past USATT president) created the GoFundMe page for them
, with the goal of raising $20,000. It has already raised $2889 as of this writing. Can you pitch in? Here's a note from Tim:
"Four and a half months ago my wife Sally suffered a stroke--blood clot on the brain that can't be removed because the arteries are all tangled. She's paralyzed on her left side, can't speak, has a tube in her stomach that brings enough nourishment to keep her alive, gets oxygen through her nostrils. She remains in a nursing home, getting some therapy, and I'm with her 5 days every day. She's often sad, often tired, but she can still think well, can write (quite legibly if she prints), and gives a thumbs up or down to simple questions. So Sally (going on 87) and I (going on 90) are functioning but have considerable problems, and much appreciate whatever help anyone can give."
Another way to help is to buy one, two, or maybe 23 books from Tim's History of U.S. Table Tennis
. Why not buy a copy - or the entire set at a discount? Tim sells them directly, so when you order them, you get it autographed!