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Rick Salazar & the Boys Update

Note from Rick …

“I would like to take this opportunity to once again personally thank Take5Aday and the whole DISNEY PIXAR CARS community around the world for all your thoughts and prayers during this the most difficult period in my life. Losing the love of my life whom I was suppose to grow old with has been extremely agonizing. The love and laughter of my children are what keep me from completely drowning in anguish and sorrow. I have my moments, but my children pick me up. It feels very nice, whenever I get a chance, to every now and then visit my extended family at Take5ADay and find out that my family is still in your thoughts and prayers, and that MET owner/moderator of TFAD and prominent members like Nascarnbroncosfans and Indykjt from CARSCARES.com are going to extreme lengths to support me in my time of need. From MET doing posts on TFAD , to Kevin F. aka Nascarnbroncosfans doing his KMART DISNEY CARS EVENT 4 Challenge, and Kevin T. aka Indykjt creating a CARS CARES donation link for some financial support for my family, the whole support has been felt. I have been touched. THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH! It takes a lot of HEART, WILL, and GOOD MORAL CHARACTER to do what you do and I want you all to know that it is very much recognized and appreciated by my family and I.

A BIG HEARTFELT THANK YOU AND TEARFUL HUG also goes out to Dennis D aka carscrazydd. Reading your note really got to me and gave me some hope. You have unfortunately experienced what I am currently going through and you can obviously relate and sympathize, hence the reason for your wonderful and heartfelt note. So glad to hear that you were able to move forward and create a new loving family. Thanks for your thoughts, prayers, and moral support. God Bless You Brother!
I want my TFAD family and CARS Community around the world to know that my boys Dylan and Derick are doing well. I have received word from my wife’s family members in Monterrey that my daughter Celeste is doing great in her rehabilitation. She has started walking again with the help of a walker and should soon be able to walk without it. Derick’s surgically repaired head wounds are completely sealed and seem to have healed properly. He is playing, laughing, and being mischievious like any other normal kid. His hair is starting to grow and is covering up his scars a little. I still need to take him to see a pediatric neurologist soon to do a follow up and get an expert opinion. In my area there are no available appointments till next year. I may have to travel out of town to have him see one.

I am attaching some recent pictures so you all can see for yourselves how my boys and I are doing. I can’t thank you all enough for your thoughts, prayers and generosity. Will remain in touch.

Rick Salazar aka Rumbler74″

Kevin’s Challenger HERE.

CarsCrazyDD’s note HERE.

Kevin T.’s CARS CARES page for the Salazar Family.

Thanks everyone who has contributed!

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25 May 2010 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 10 Comments


  • carscrazydd says:

    Rick, you are so welcome and God Bless You Brother! And Thanks for the hug! You made mention of the love and laughter of your children helping you in your moments of despair. Remember to give that love and laughter back to them youngsters as often as you can, they need propped up too. As my mother said to me many years ago, “you are those childrens strength and they are your strength, together with love from the heavens you have the recipe for healing, and things will get better”. Wise words and she was right! We’re all sending prayers and our thoughts are with you, hoping things are going well. Take Care, Dennis D. and Family

  • Mariela says:

    Fuerzas Rick!! God will give you the strength to go on!

  • Brown Fury says:

    I haven’t chimed in on this because I’m at a loss for words, nor do I think I’ll ever find the words that I mean to say. Know that you’re among friends here at the very least Rick and in that may you find comfort.

    • Hostile Takeover Banker says:

      Gee, I was looking earlier and just couldn’t find the words either. I think this post sums it up well for me. I am glad things are on the up for you Rick.

  • Rick, glad everything is calmed down to a small roar.

    Keep on Keepin On….(yes I know thats very 70’s)

  • Lorri says:

    Good to hear the children are healing physically. Sending prayers.

  • I-LUV-RACE-CARS says:

    I am still praying for you Rick! You are an amazing person! And you have amazing boys!

    God bless you!

  • Daniel says:

    May God grant you the strength to get through these though times. Be strong for your children and feel comfort that an Angel is watching over you and them.

  • PirateDad says:

    Prayers never cease brother!

  • jestrjef says:

    Thank you for posting an update Met. IT is good to hear how things are going with their family. Stay strong guys.

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