as told by his wife, Teri
In February of 2006, Richard suffered a heart attack then in
May of 2006 he suffered a stroke. With the stroke it took 8
months to recover learning how to walk, talk and do for himself
all over. With the stroke Richard lost his peripheral vision and
only has very little tunnel vision.
In July of 2007 Richard suffered another heart attack,
and this time he had to have double by pass surgery. He has been
doing great after all that he has been through, attended the VA
Blind Rehab and they taught him so much on how to function with
life and his disability. He has had a great attitude and not
felt sorry for himself. Of course he did go through some hard
times, but that is to be expected with the situation he was
Just recently, Richard got up from bed, and lost his sight
completely. We have gone to Drs. and had a CT Scan done, and
they found that he did have another small stroke that cause his
sight to diminish. We as the Drs. are hopeful that he will
regain some of his sight back, at this time he is now starting
to see shadows, so that is a plus for him. I know that the good
Lord will help him through this again, and with the love and
hope of our good Lord Richard will regain some sight again.
Comments: Richard loves the 49ers he is a true fan. He did
carpentry work for 32 years. Richard loves to walk our dog (Ms.
Beasley) she has been good therapy for him she stays right by
his side and watches over him.
Richard (r), his wife, Teri (in blue) @ their Daughter's
Wedding prior to his stroke.