Anyone watching the MDA telethon?

  1. Year after year, for as long as I can remember, I have sat in front of the TV for nearly the entire show, rooting them on. This year I have to work and I am sad, especially since Jerry Lewis looks so terribly ill and I have to wonder how many more of these he will will be able to do. If anyone could post high spots and the final tally, I would really appreciate it. My VCR needs replaced and I'm SOL without your help. Also if you have any news on exactly what is wrong with Jerry, I'd appreciate it. I heard he was on Larry King's show the other night, but you guessed it, I was working. I have always loved his crazy acting the silly things he did, I pray there is hope for him to feel better.
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  3. by   warrior woman
    Duckie, I heard last night that Jerry has PULMONARY Fibrosis. he's had to take massive doses of Prednisone to help the condition. I know how bad this can get as my own mom's on Prednisone for her COPD. But he claims he feels better tha last year,and that he is stable. I hope with all my heart that you're hanging in there. I am in the same place. So please if you need me call me. Theresa.
  4. by   live4today
    Hello Duckie and Theresa How are you both doing today? How are your mothers? Prayed for you both this morning during my devotion time. I'm not big on the telephone these days, but I always remember to pray for those in need, so just want you two to know this. :kiss

    Duckie.....I, too, have always enjoyed Jerry Lewis! My oldest daughter was born on Labor Day in Sept. 1970. When I came out of the delivery room into recovery, I was the ONLY Mom who had given birth FIRST that I spent a couple hours listening and half watching (due to being tired) the Jerry Lewis Telethon. It was so heartbreaking to see the many children who were suffering from MDS, and having just given birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, watching that telethon made me lie in that bed and thank God for her life. Jerry will be greatly missed when he passes on. He's done a lot of good for children and adults alike....especially in making us laugh a lot. :kiss
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Jerry was and IS such a funny guy and I have always admired his energy and desire to raise money for such a worthy cause. I am so sorry to hear he is sick...what a shame this is. I don't generally watch the telethons anymore, likely cause I don't watch much tv anymore. But his efforts are appreciated by MILLIONS, I am sure!
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    I've never actually watched the telethon.
    Maybe I'll turn it on and check it out.
  7. by   duckie
    One of my residents told me that they were up to over 50 million at one point. I was very sad to miss it, it's like a tradition. I did see glances of Jerry from time to time and I personally think he's not telling everything. Maybe the sadness someone posted in another post was because he may not be here next year. There will never be another Jerry, he'll always be my comedy king! Cheerfuldoer, speaking for myself and I'm sure for Theresa, I am so thankful for your prayers. I am trying hard to place my Mom in God's loving hands and accept whatever His will is. I just got home from work a little bit ago and at 9:15p, one of my CNA's came to get me when she found a dear precious lady in her recliner. I was afraid she would die before we could lift her onto the bed. In just a half hours time she had turned bad, Sats at 77, mottled, I couldn't believe she made it till my shift ended at 10p. I ran like crazy to get her family and the minister in for her and all I could think of is God, please take her soon. In my heart, I am more ready to loose Mom sooner and not see her suffer like this lady did. I guess that's one thing we learn in this line of work is that life is valuable and death cannot be conquered. We just pray it comes gently. Thanks for your continued prayers. I too thank my Lord for the beautiful heathy daughter I was blessed with. But when I saw some of the courage that many of these children had and their outlook on life, it makes you wonder if the message they share and the work they do to help others isn't why they are like this. Not that it's a blessing to be ill, but if an illness can be used to uplift and bring hope to others, then maybe it's a ministry of sorts in thier life. We are all born with a purpose, some of us fullfill it and some never try. These beautiful people have to try so much harder than we do and many achieve more with their lives than we ever will. You don't have to be perfect to bring joy and hope to the world, even an innocent child can make such a difference. God Bless Jerry's Kid's and the MDA, and God Bless Jerry!
  8. by   LasVegasRN
    My Mom was watching a portion of the telethon and said, "My, he really looks bad". I said, "Who?", she says, "Jerry Lewis!". I looked at the screen, and I said, that's not Jerry Lewis - who IS that? I really thought it was some impersonator trying to be funny or something! I cannot BELIEVE how much he has changed over the last year!! The last time I saw him, (he lives here) was at Circuit City, he was there buying batteries for something and he didn't looking ANYTHING like he did on the television. MY GOSH!! I am still in shock. Whatever is ailing him, I wish him the best. Poor Jerry....
  9. by   JailRN
    ????too many cigarrettes??

    Agreed, he looks awful.

    Wish him the best.