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Surveyor Down - Please Help!

Postby ianw2 » Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:44 pm

Earlier this week, Robert Barnet was shot wuile performing a boundary survey. Robert is a surveyor out of Cleveland, Texas. This was carried by the Huston Chronicle. The link to the current story is:

Shooting survival a 'miracle' Woman mistook surveyor for burglar By CINDY HORSWELLCopyright 2003 Houston Chronicle> <http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/metropolitan/1778534>
I just spoke with Cindy Horswell (the writer for the Houston Chronicle who wrote the most recent article) and the information officer at Memorial Hermann Hospital (where young Mr. Barnett is currently a patient in the Shock-Trauma ICU). Mr. Barnett did NOT pass away last night. He is still very much with us very much.
An account to help his family has been set up at Prosperity Bank in Cleveland. If you can spare anything from your wallet or business, please help out. This guy was "...not on the high end of the pay scale...", as a secretary pointed out. He's not covered by personal medical insurance, though there is Workmen's Comp. He has no savings or assets to take care of his family during recovery and rehab.



The account information for donations to the fund set up for Robert Barnett is as follows:

Account # 2935471

Routing # for wire transfers is 113122655 @ Prosperity Bank

The bank's address is:

Robert Barnett Fund
c/o Prosperity Bank
104 West Crockett
Cleavland TX 77327

The bank's phone number is 281-592-2661. The bank manger's name is Kenneth Riggs.

Please mark checks with the notation that they are for the Robert Barnett Fund.

Having been threatened with a shotgun myself, I cannot imagine what it's like being shot. This poor guy has nothing in the way of financial assets. He does have a wife and two small children. From the sounds of his family situation, he's a rich man with a goos woman by his side and the making of a wonderful family.

We are an ancient brotherhood (sisterhood too, now). Please let's show what we're made of.

Please send what you can. Let's show this young man that the surveying brotherhood is beside him and behind him.

Thank you,





Ian Wilson

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Update on Robert Barnett

Postby ianw2 » Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:55 am

I am back in the office after our weekend trip to visit my son at UC Davis. I’ve just made some calls and have the following to report:

An update on Robert Barnett’s condition:

He has been taken out of ICU and is now in an orthopedic room/ward in the Jones Pavilion at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. He is still in serious condition but is obviously improving as well as can be expected of any 27 year old surveyor.

If you’d like to send him an email, the hospital has an email greeting page at https://swowa.mhhs.org/egreeting/egreeting.html Under the patient’s hospital, select Memorial Herman Hospital.

For cards, letters, flowers, etc., the address is:

Memorial Hermann Hospital
Jones Pavilion, Room 601
6411 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77030

From the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors, Chapter 9 web page (http://www.tsps-9.org/):

Recovery Fund for 24 year-old Robert Barnett has been set up in Cleveland. (updated 02/14/2003 10:00 p.m.)
As many of you know, Robert Barnett, victim of the gunshot wound on Tuesday, is without insurance and his family is in need. His physical condition is stable but this injury could be devastating financially. A fund has been set up and all are encouraged to help. Any donation will be appreciated, I'm sure. For all those who have responded with donation offers, the following information will help. President, Alan McLain, has been in touch with many people around the chapter, the state and even people as far away as California and Virginia, who want to help. Donations are coming in slowly and steadily. Information has it that he is still under Intensive Care Unit scrutiny. We will keep you posted as his condition improves. Thanks for the tremendous response.
The account information for donations to the recovery fund set up for Robert Barnett is as follows:
Account # 2935471
Routing # for wire transfers is 113122655 @ Prosperity Bank

The bank's address is:
Robert Barnett Fund
c/o Prosperity Bank
104 West Crockett
Cleveland TX 77327
The bank's phone number is 281-592-2661. The bank manger's name is Kenneth Riggs.
Please mark checks with the notation that they are for the Robert Barnett Fund.

To those of you who kept pulling this information to the top of POB: thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’ve never met Robert but something about his situation pulled at my heart. Thank you all for supporting this young man and his family.

When I got in the office this morning, I had 78 emails waiting for me. Most were just simple one liners telling me that the senders were mailing checks. What an eye opener! What a brotherhood! I’m very proud to count myself as a member of this tight-knit bunch of misfits and yahoos. May the Master of the Universe bless each one of you.

Many regards,

Ian

(This message and update is mirrored on the following sites:

http://www.californiasurveyors.org/clsa ... hreadid=92
http://www.microsurvey.com/ - Surveying Topics
http://www.acsm.net/wwwboard/wwwboard.shtml
and, of course,
http://www.i-boards.com/bnp/pob/

Feel free to copy and post this on local chapter boards, etc.
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Temecula CA 92591
(951) 684-1044
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