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HAMBer RoadApple and CHURCH creator NEEDS prayers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JimA, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. JimA
    Joined: Apr 1, 2001
    Posts: 4,803


    Just got this message from John Drummond from Goodguys-

    "Our dear friend Coby Gewertz, founder and head designer of CHURCH – Cars Not Culture, is in the intensive care unit at the Little Company of Mary hospital in Torrance. After weeks of pneumonia and intense flu-like conditions, Coby was rushed to the hospital this past Sunday. He was diagnosed with Endocarditis, which is an infection inside the valve that goes to his heart. He has been on antibiotics to try to eliminate the bacteria growing inside the valve. It is a very serious condition. The bacteria has gotten into his blood stream. The Gewertz family found out last night that Coby will have to undergo heart surgery to replace the infected valve (possibly as early as Monday or Tuesday) but they have to get the bacteria infection under control first. Please send him a note or some flowers. He’s the most humble kid around and would probably be pissed knowing I sent this out, but he’s in a fight here and could use the good mojo."

    I will add the info on where he's at to send anything you would like to send him.

    I know Coby and his brother Marc very well and you could not meet two nicer, more helpful guys. Usually we put these prayers out for guys a little further along in life, but Coby is a young guy just starting to make things happen- and doing great stuff with the topic we all hold most dear- hot rods.
    Thanks in advance, Jim
  2. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,437

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    jeez...prayers sent....Coby....gawd...:(
  3. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,408


    A prayer said, Hope everything goes well
  4. JimA
    Joined: Apr 1, 2001
    Posts: 4,803


    Coby has asked that no one call for the time being as he REALLY needs his rest. Thanks Jim
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  5. Prayers are sent. Get better!
  6. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 7,336


    He will be included in our prayers for a speedy recovery...............
  7. JimA
    Joined: Apr 1, 2001
    Posts: 4,803


    It just hit me extra hard that I just looked down and saw that I'm wearing a CHURCH shirt today! Get well Coby!!!
  8. That's awful. Bacterial is a nasty nasty thing. Get well Coby. you have my prayers!
  9. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 3,974

    from Chester NH

    Get well soon!

    When this gets to be a bunch of pages long- someone print it out and bring it to him.
  10. tooslow54
    Joined: May 6, 2005
    Posts: 929


    Get well Coby! You're in my prayers.
    Joined: Nov 6, 2002
    Posts: 3,748


    This is terrible news.

    How does something like this happen? :(

    Coby, GET WELL SOON!
  12. 36couper
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 1,950

    from ontario

    I'll wear my Church shirt today to honor and to think about him.
  13. 53burb
    Joined: Jun 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,826


    For all the HAMB brothers and sisters here. I just got off the phone with Coby. My persistance payed off after the 1st nurse said he is not allowed calls. He sends out his thanks to all that know about this and that he will post as soon as he gets through this and lets all of us know how he is recovering . I told him that he still has alot to offer in the hot rod community on top of the kool stuff that he has done so far. "VIVA La HAMB". I was wearing the auction shirt that my girl won(piratevixen) for me last night at badbobs Tuesday get together that has momentumfoto' truck (sold) on it. All our prays are with ya "ROADAPPLE" Church.......Cars not Culture! KNUX! 53burb and PirateVixen

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  14. slim53
    Joined: Apr 24, 2005
    Posts: 399


    Get well soon and strong. My prayers are with you........
  15. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,596

    41 Dave

    Coby, I hope this prayer finds you on the mend. Hope you get well soon !

    41 Dave
  16. octane
    Joined: May 8, 2006
    Posts: 339

    from Virginia

    I don't know Coby, but wish him well. My best friend since the fourth grade, Greg, had this condition and had the heart valve surgery almost two years ago. He's a big, strong 32 year old guy - never know anything was wrong looking at him til he started having chest pains and difficulty breathing.

    Anyhow, long story short, he had the surgery, and now is healthy and playing with his kids again. First few months of recovery were rough, but he's better than ever now. Hang in there Coby. Lots of prayers coming your way.
  17. 53burb
    Joined: Jun 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,826


    roadapple................................hang in their brother!!!!!!! KNUX!

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  18. ANewBeat
    Joined: May 1, 2005
    Posts: 245

    from Floriduh

    Coby, my thoughts and prayers go out as well. I hope all truns out well. Get well soon.
  19. rasputin
    Joined: Aug 10, 2005
    Posts: 179

    from Chicago

    As I started to log in to reply I just realized that I too am wearing my Church shirt today.

    This is awful news. My thoughts go out to him.

    I hope he's well again very soon.
  20. Thirdyfivepickup
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
    Posts: 6,084


    dude, that sucks huge!... my prayers are on the way. Get well soon Coby!
  21. Tetanus Shot
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,168

    Tetanus Shot

    horrible news,

    brings some things into perspective for me though as i am the type of person that hates going to the doctor even if there is something wrong with me, and i know there are alot of guys one here that feel the same way. i know i am going to think differently the next time something happens to me.

    get better
  22. I guess that makes three of us wearing the shirts today. My 2 boys go to St. Paul's and every day the school starts off with a prayer for someone in need...Hopefully 60 kids in 1st and 3rd grade will get the message to the right person. Get well.
  23. Steve
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,010


    damn man this sucks. Hope all goes well. I only met coby once. He stopped me on the street when he saw my car. Real nice guy. Get well soon Coby.
  24. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,191


    OMG! He emailed me last week saying he hadn't been feeling well. Shit!
  25. kempkustom
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 23


    I'm a big fan of his mag, and I really dig his shirt designs. here's hoping for a quick recovery!
  26. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 833



    Hang in there buddy!, we're all pulling for you. Prayers are on the way. Get well soon man.

  27. synthsis
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 1,899


    i'll go home and flip through my hand-numbered first edition of Church tonight.
  28. graverobber63
    Joined: Sep 8, 2004
    Posts: 4,138

    Alliance Vendor

    Shit best of luck Coby... hope everything goes well
  29. JamesG
    Joined: Nov 5, 2003
    Posts: 5,254


    Hang in there man, praying for ya.

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