Update on Rick Schurr. As most of you know, Friday night we were blessed to have God’s intervention, the Holy Spirit, Angels, and some of God’s children rescue from certain death, my good friend Rick Schurr.
Rick was racing his Modified at Sauble Speedway and had a heart attack during pre feature warm up. The track officials knew right away there was something wrong and summoned the ambulance. With no pulse he was immediately removed from his race car, then paramedic Stephanie Emma took over. Meanwhile my spotter, Lloyd, informed me of what was happening. I couldn’t see from the back chute where I stopped when the red came out.
Lloyd and I prayed, and then I continued to pray, in tears, non stop. I can’t remember praying with such urgency and request that God spare Rick’s life. That plea went on until all cars were told to leave the track, the show had been cancelled. Meanwhile, Stephanie never quit working on Rick, she continued her quest of not letting him go, even though he was without pulse a few times while they worked on him.
I was glad we weren’t racing, my eyes were blood shot.
Once in the pits my crew were gracious, seeing I was upset they comforted me and I ran to the track.
That’s when Stephanie came to me and said “he’s going to be okay, he’s breathing on his own”. She was incredibly strong, but looked like she had been through a battle, and certainly she was, to save his life.
As of today, Rick is resting and recovering at the University Hospital in London with his wife Susan by his side.
Rick has made it through, thank you Lord. Now time for healing and full restoration. God will do that to.
Here is a picture of Rick and his crew, Roger and Bob after winning the Rookie of the Year in the CVM 2011.
On the hood of all my race cars, since 1972 is a tribute to my hero, “36 for Schurr”
God bless you Rick, family and crew. See you soon.