Dean Dill injured in car crash

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Postby Pete Biro » 11/29/05 12:29 PM

No details, but just got the message that Dean Dill was involved in a car crash and has broken pelvis and other injuries. His wife and son were in the car and had minor injuries.

We're all praying for his speedy recovery!
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Postby Gene Taylor » 11/29/05 02:32 PM

Please keep us updated! I'm so sorry to hear this.

I wish Dean and his family well through this difficult time.
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Postby Pepka » 11/29/05 02:53 PM

I too hope Dean recovers quickly. In a field of so many big egos, Dean is the exact opposite. Truly one of the nicest human beings I've ever met. Always ready to help and unlike a lot of dealers, making a buck is not the first thing on his mind.

Get well soon buddy.
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Postby Robert Sixx » 11/29/05 05:54 PM

I'm sorry to hear this as well! I hope that he's back up and around quickly!

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Postby Herman Koster » 11/29/05 06:08 PM

Dean is one of the nicest people I've met when visiting the USA. I wish him a very fast recovery.
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Postby Countelmsley » 11/29/05 06:33 PM

Good luck to him and his family.

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Postby Pete Biro » 11/29/05 10:43 PM

Dean is in a hospital in Las Vegas, will try to find out more in the morning.
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Postby Carl Mercurio » 11/30/05 09:39 AM

Great guy. Get well soon. Carl
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Postby Dan LeFay » 11/30/05 03:31 PM

That's bad news. I wish him and his family all the best.
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Postby Danny Archer » 11/30/05 04:41 PM

Damn!

I hope Dean is OK ...

Myself and my family were in a crash on Sat. 11/26 on a two lane road in CO when a car in the other lane slid on ice and entered our lane ... we hit head-on and my minivan left the highway and went down a shallow ravine .. luckily my wife and daughters (and our two cats, two frogs and Gary the snail) escaped serious injury ... the van was not so lucky ...

Dean is one of the nicest guys in the biz and my thoughs and prayers are with him ...
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Postby Frank Starsinic » 11/30/05 06:03 PM

If anyone gets the address for the hospital, let us know. I would like to send him a get well card.
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Postby Guest » 11/30/05 06:29 PM

Dean is a great guy and I am sorry to hear of his accident. I met him in the USA earlier this year and I can see why so many magicians are concerned about his wellbeing.

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Postby Jon Allen » 11/30/05 07:10 PM

I also wish Dean a speedy recovery. I've been lucky enough to meet dean on a few occasions when in the USA and he is one of the nicest and most giving people I know.

I would also like to know the address of the hospital.
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Postby Pete Biro » 11/30/05 07:21 PM

Dean may be heading to L.A. as we speak... Jamie Schoolcraft has driven his motor home up to get his belongings, etc. and bring him home as soon as he is released. Car was totalled and friends say it's amazing he and his family are still alive.

He does not want calls right now. The following report is from Alfonso...

Dean has broken ribs, cracked pelvic bone, with rest no surgery, is in a brace.

Dean's son, Jamie -teeth knocked out, broken nose, severed thumb tendon, having cat scan.

Wife, Denise- Broken cheek, facial lacerations, black eye. in best shape of all


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Postby Guest » 11/30/05 10:22 PM

I met Dean at the WMS in 2003, a great human being. I wish him and his family a full and speedy recovery. It really sucks when bad things happen to great people. Get well soon :(
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Postby Pete Biro » 12/01/05 01:11 PM

Dean "Might" be released from hosptial this afternoon. Jamie Schoolcraft is standing by with his motorhome to drive Dean and family home. Wife and son stayed at Ronald MacDonald House near hospital and will come home later today with Jamie (and hopefully Dean). If Dean is not released his father will bring him home.

No calls... he needs the rest.
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Postby Guest » 12/01/05 01:45 PM

It's very rare that you come across a person who is admired and respected by virtually everyone who knows him. Dean Dill is such a person.

God bless and quick recovery!
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Postby Bill Wells » 12/01/05 02:38 PM

Pete -

If you are in touch with Jamie or Dean's family, please convey our prayers and strong hopes for a speedy and complete recovery.

We need people like Dean...he is one of the unique ones !!!

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Postby Eric DeCamps » 12/01/05 03:12 PM

This is indeed very sad news.

He and his family are in our prayers and thoughts.

Please keep us updated.

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Postby Guest » 12/01/05 03:37 PM

Dean is one of the nicest guys on the planet.

Sending prayers and best wishes to Dean and his family from the UK.
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Postby Guest » 12/01/05 04:00 PM

This is the lastest on Dean and his family.

My prayers are with them all. I'll also echo the fact that Dean is one of nicest people on the planet. Get well soon my friend!

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Jamie Schoolcraft is taking Denise, Jamie and Cooper the dog home today. Dean is being moved to another hospital and his Dad is coming up to Vegas to take him home in several days. (?) If he can remain on his back for sometime he won't have to be operated on.
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Postby Guest » 12/02/05 06:49 PM

Originally posted by Nicholas Carifo:
Pete,
When you find out, can you post a mailing address for cards to the hospital in Las Vegas?
Would you accept an LA address?

DEAN DILL
2130 Fairpark Ave #110
Los Angeles, Ca.
90041
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Postby Pete Biro » 12/02/05 06:59 PM

You bet me to it...

Note: I just heard a little more about the accident. Apparently there was an accident with a vehicle on its roof and Dean was STOPPING TO HELP... when his SUV was T-boned by a pickup truck. From the looks of Dean's vehicle the word is they are lucky to be alive.

Dean is still in Las Vegas, his wife and son are home.
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Postby Guest » 12/03/05 01:25 AM

From the magic cafe:

Dear friends,
My dear friend Dean Dill and his family were in a very bad car accident (almost killed). Dean is in a hospital in Las Vegas (they were on their way back to LA from Vegas). Dean's vehicle was T-boned by a Dodge Truck as Dean was trying to help another vehicle that had flipped and landed on its roof. Dean has some broken ribs, broken pelvis, and lacerations to his face. Denise (his wife) has a broken cheek bone and black and blue eyes. Jamie broke his nose and lost several teeth. Denise and Jamie have been released, but Dean has not. They are trying to stablize him so they can transport him to a hospital close to home.

That said, it will be some time before Dean will be back on his feet and working. In the meantime, the Dill family are subject to an enormous amount of financial hardship.
Given the pain and stress they are already enduring, I come to you, our Caf family to ask for your help.

I realize that everyone is having their own set of financial matters to deal with, especially with the holidays and all.
That aside, I feel we still need to reach out and help not only someone I consider a close friend and a brother, but a fellow magician and entertainer who has given us all so very much. If you cannot give, perhaps a card or letter to let Dean and his family know you are thinking of them?
I would also ask and encourage each of you to keep the Dill family in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

Those wishing to donate via PAYPAL can do so to:

intmiracle@deandill.com

Checks, money orders, cards and letters should be sent to:

DEAN DILL
[b]2130 Fairpark Ave #110
Los Angeles, Ca.
90041

www.deandill.com
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Postby Guest » 12/03/05 06:07 PM

My best wishes to Dean and his family
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Postby Guest » 12/04/05 11:40 AM

Just heared the awful news.
Spent a wonderful afternoon at Deans Shoppe recently and had a blast with Dean and some of the local boys.
Get well soon my friend.
My thoughts are with you
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Postby Guest » 12/04/05 11:40 AM

Just heared the awful news.
Spent a wonderful afternoon at Deans Shoppe recently and had a blast with Dean and some of the local boys.
Get well soon my friend.
My thoughts are with you
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Postby Pete Biro » 12/04/05 11:54 AM

Here's another way to help. Go to www.deandill.com and purchase some of his great magic... you won't be disappointed and you will help out a fellow magician in need. :)
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Postby Glenn Aga » 12/06/05 03:45 AM

All,
Pete B. and company are right...Dean Dill is one of the greatest guys around. Please pass the word to your magic friends that one of our great innovators and all around "good guy of magic" is in dire need of assistance. I encourage all reading this to put even a $5 bill in the mail. Let's keep the Dill's in our prayers in the coming weeks as it appears Dean, Denise, and Jamie will need all the support we can muster.
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Postby Guest » 12/06/05 09:57 AM

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
Here's another way to help. Go to www.deandill.com and purchase some of his great magic... you won't be disappointed and you will help out a fellow magician in need. :)
Is somebody there to fulfill the order?
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Postby Pete Biro » 12/06/05 10:33 AM

I'll find out... but what do you need in a rush? The KEY here is to help the Dills.
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Postby Guest » 12/06/05 09:57 PM

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
I'll find out... but what do you need in a rush? The KEY here is to help the Dills.
What I mean is, is there anyone there to process the PayPal? And receive the money?
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Postby Pete McCabe » 12/06/05 11:09 PM

I was just reading article on the Vernon Foundation fundraiser at the Castle. Isn't this a perfect situation for that? A magician, in dire need, for medical reasons?

I think Vernon would be very pleased that his fund was helping Dean.
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Postby Pete Biro » 12/07/05 12:37 AM

The Vernon fund Board is working on it already.
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Postby Guest » 12/07/05 01:45 PM

Didn't SAM post some place here that they help out with magicians med bills?
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Postby Pete Biro » 12/08/05 12:58 PM

I have just posted set of indian cups and balls, books: The Magic of Michael Ammar, Jennings Cardwright and Lorayne's Quantum Leaps on ebay. Search titles or "dean dill" to find. All funds to the Dill Family.
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Postby Guest » 12/09/05 10:46 AM

From a message posted by Monte Smith on the Castle Forums:

Dean is back from Las Vegas.
He came in yesterday.
Jamie, his son, had the tendon in his
right arm operated on yesterday and
is in quite a lot of pain. Dean, Denise and
Jamie have help at there house . Please,
no visitors. Phone calls are okay, to a limit
If he wants to talk on the phone he'll answers.
If not he'll let the machine pick up and you
may leave a message. Prayers are helping.


So lets keep praying and doing what we can for Dean and his family

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Postby Pete Biro » 12/09/05 11:21 AM

I spoke to Dean and his spirits are up and thanks all those offering prayers and help. It will just take time and he'll be his old self again.
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Postby Guest » 12/10/05 05:01 PM

I have never met a better person in all my years around either so I hope Dean is up and about real soon. All my prayers go along towards a speedy and full recovery.
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Postby Pete Biro » 12/11/05 12:16 AM

Just a reminder to go to ebay and search "dean dill" for items' monies to go to Dean and his family.
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