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Jeff Copper- failing Health

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by bulm540, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. bulm540


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    Jeff Cooper's Commentaries
    Previously Gunsite Gossip


    Update on Jeff Cooper, 14 Sep 2006
    Several months ago Jeff suffered three new fractures of his vertebrae. This has caused him severe and constant pain and he has been unable to do anything but concentrate on pain relief - this is why there have been no Commentaries since Vol. 14, No. 4, April/May, 2006.

    The doctors suggested kyphoplasty, a procedure to separate the spine at the fracture sites and relieve the pain - unfortunately, this does not normally work on old fractures, or it would have been done a long time ago.

    Jeff went into the hospital with the goal of getting prepped for having this procedure done, but the doctors pronounced that he is not strong enough to have it done. As it stands now, Jeff has a partially collapsed lung and has been on oxygen for several months, and additionally his heart is now showing signs of distress.

    On Wednesday 13 Sept, Jeff came home from the hospital and hospice care has been arranged to assist Janelle and the family with Jeff's care. While Jeff is alert and in good spirits it is likely he will will not be out of bed much in the future. Right now everyones' focus is on keeping him as comfortable as possible.

    While phone calls are not a good idea, cards and short letters for both Jeff and Janelle would be greatly appreciated. The family has asked that flowers not be sent.

    You can send cards and letters to them at

    Jeff Cooper
    2950 W Gunsite Rd
    AZ 86334-4301


    The latest "Commentaries" -
    Vol. 14, No. 4 Wicked Weather
    About Jeff Cooper
    Volume One 1993
    Volume Two 1994
    Volume Three 1995
    Volume Four 1996
    Volume Five 1997
    Volume Six 1998
    Volume Seven 1999
    Volume Eight 2000
    Volume Nine 2001
    Volume Ten 2002
    Volume Eleven 2003
    Volume Twelve 2004
    Volume Thirteen 2005
    Volume Fourteen 2006


    Archive News - items of special relevance.

    Search - the HTML files local to this server.

    Sky Lady - an essay by Jeff.

    Barry Needham's account of the Orange Gunsite experience,
    Gunsite API 250 Trip Report.
    Downloads - PDF or ZipFiles to search or browse off-line.

    Contact - addresses for Jeff and the Archive maintainers.

    Videos - details of Jeff's video presentations on armed defense.

    Technical notes - about the files in this Archive.

    Frames version


    Please Note. These "Commentaries" are for personal use only. Not for publication.


  2. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Delta Quadrant
    Sad news indeed. I think the Colonel is 86 years old. Got to re-read the Principles of Personal Defense again as a tribute to the man. God bless, Col. Cooper.