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Get Well Trevor – Call to action!

February 12, 2011 News-ish, NonSQL, sql server, SSC 18 Comments

Tim Ford, SQL MVP and all around Good Guy, has been having a really hard time so far in 2011. We knew his kid had been sick, but Tim just blogged abotu the whole saga. I have boys of my own, and I get sick thinking about the heartache that the Ford family is going through.

But we here at MidnightDBA – and in the SQL community in general – like to spread around the sunshine. I say we take a hint from Kendra Little and Jeremiah Peschka (who sent Trevor presents), and from Tim’s last comments:

He is so geeked out when he hears that someone in Australia is sending their best wishes; or Seattle, Texas, North Carolina, or Florida.  Hopefully this nightmare ends in a couple more days and life begins to resemble what it was before all this.  If it does you all played a role in it simply by thinking about Trevor and us and boosting his spirits in the process.

Let’s send Trevor our best wishes!  Take a picture of your exotic locale – even if your exotic locale is Podunk, Iowa, and preferably with a “Get Well Trevor” sign – and post the link back here

I thought about getting a Flickr feed or something, but Sean rightly pointed out that individual blogs and pages are much more like opening individual letters. You, our people, can choose to express your support in whatever way pleases you.



Edit: Here are Rob Farley’s (blogTwitter) contributions. Rob says:

Here’s a couple of pics from our new house (rental, while we knock our house down for a rebuild). One is from Saturday when it wasn’t so sunny. One from yesterday (Sunday) when it was sunnier. That’s a kite being flown by my 13yo, Samuel.

It’s summer here, of course. Probably much warmer than in Trevor’s part of the world. At least it’s winter he’s missing out on while in hospital – he’ll be out soon, I’m sure.

Get Well Trevor, from Australia

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  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jen & Sean McCown, Jen & Sean McCown. Jen & Sean McCown said: #sqltrevor Photos of places wishing Trevor speedy recovery @sqlagentman > Blog at http://bit.ly/dTARIg [...]

  2. Buck Woody says:

    I think that’s a greate idea. I’ll hand out some assignments first… http://yfrog.com/h3rv7kbj

  3. Tom Strike says:

    Hi All,

    I created a short blog post with links to some pictures from a trip I took in New England, since I didn’t think pictures from Podunk…I mean, Dubuque, IA would be that interesting, especially in winter. http://tomstrike.com/

  4. Sorry if this is a double post– not sure if my earlier attempt worked.

    Here is my contribution: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14085895/GetBetterTrevor.png

  5. Tom Strike says:

    I’m with Kendra, sorry if this is a double post but I don’t see mine from earlier or see it as awaiting approval.
    Good luck Trevor and I hope this is just a crappy memory in a ver yshort time. http://tomstrike.com

  6. Great idea!! Here’s my greeting from the Microsoft Commons.


  7. From the office of Kim Tessereau and Landon in St. Louis Missouri, I say “Get well soon, Trevor”. Landon says “Ret Reel Roon”!

  8. Sorry forgot to put the link in the comment! http://twitpic.com/3zhmok

  9. Nic Cain says:

    I got a local photo and my parents snapped a couple of get wells from the UK.

  10. Tom Strike says:

    Having a problem posting, trying with Firefox on Linux this time. Hi Trevor, I hope all of this is just a bad dream for you in a very short period of time. Here are some pics from a tour around New England I did a couple of years ago on my bike. http://tomstrike.com

  11. Julie Smith says:

    Here is the link for get well wishes from Atlanta:

  12. Pat Wright says:

    I had the same idea after reading the blog post on Saturday early morning and just had to make a change in my photowalking plans to take this picture. I already had sent a personal email to Tim but figured I would add it here as well. Great idea BTW! :)



  13. Here’s mine, somebody must be yelling really loud from the Sears, er, I mean Willis Tower in Chicago


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