(Topic ID: 78524)

Message From Steve Ritchie: Barry Oursler Needs Your Help!

By kingndi

5 years ago

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  • 30 posts
  • 29 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 5 years ago by Whysnow
  • Topic is favorited by 3 Pinsiders


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    #1 5 years ago

    Barry Oursler has made huge contributions to pinball. His games such as Pinbot, Space Shuttle, Dr. Who, Comet and many, many others have been bringing joy to pinball lovers everywhere.

    Barry and his wife Donna are BOTH very ill. Dealing with bone marrow cancer and kidney failure has them fighting for their lives, and their medical bills are huge.

    Please do your best to help Barry and Donna get past this tough time in their lives. You can also help by copying this message to other threads.

    Any donation will be appreciated. Please go to the link below.


    Steve Ritchie


    #3 5 years ago

    Thanks Tmezel

    #4 5 years ago

    I'm in. Thanks for alerting us Steve. Lets hope for a speedy recovery.

    #5 5 years ago

    sorry to hear the bad news. will help.

    #6 5 years ago

    Contribution made. Best wishes to them both.

    #7 5 years ago

    Donation and prayers sent.

    #8 5 years ago

    My wife and I have been enjoying ACDC this weekend thanks to you and Lyman.
    Happy to help you and your friends Steve.

    #9 5 years ago

    Thoughts, prayers and a donation sent. All the best to Barry and Donna during this difficult time.

    #10 5 years ago

    Donation sent. Prayers for their family

    #11 5 years ago

    Steve - thx for letting us know - Donation sent and my thoughts and prayers to Donna and Barry. Chris

    #12 5 years ago

    Made a donation in the name of the 904 Pinball Zine community, get well soon!

    #13 5 years ago

    Barry, if you are reading these threads...I think it is safe to say that most of the people here are having their thoughts and prayers go out to you. Money sent, and I hope all goes well! And Thank You for your contribution to Pinball! I have many of your games in my collection...

    #14 5 years ago

    Bump for a good cause.

    Just made my donation. Every little bit helps.

    #15 5 years ago

    Another bump and donation. Best wishes

    #16 5 years ago

    donation sent! Best wishes Barry!

    #17 5 years ago

    Donation and Bump. Good luck Barry!

    #18 5 years ago

    Barry is a very nice guy and he made some really great games. Even though I'm very low on funds I still kicked in what I could.

    #20 5 years ago


    #21 5 years ago

    Goal reached! Thanks to everyone for their help. This community is amazing.

    #22 5 years ago

    Don't stop just because the goal was reached. Keep it going! I donated!

    #23 5 years ago

    Thanks Steve Ritchie.

    #24 5 years ago

    Happy to help.

    #25 5 years ago

    Donation sent. Thanks Steve

    #26 5 years ago


    #27 5 years ago

    I spoke with Barry last night about his situation and the incredible success this fundraiser turned out to be. We even did a little interview, which you can read on www.pinball-magazine.com.

    #28 5 years ago

    thank you for posting,
    Donation sent. Hopefully people will bump this thread from month to month; as a reminder.
    I plan on donating again and again if necessary. I can not say anything more that has already been said.

    Detroit Pinball

    #29 5 years ago

    Why tell everybody you send a payment? Just help if you can, no need to tell everybody you did.

    #30 5 years ago
    Quoted from PappyBoyington:

    Why tell everybody you send a payment? Just help if you can, no need to tell everybody you did.

    I think it is a nice way to bump a donation thread and also people are influenced by others in their lives that they respect.

    For example, one may subconsciously say, "hmmm Dave donated and he is a good guy, I should donate also"

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