UPDATE, Noon, Pacific time, TUESDAY, APRIL 7
Gary is still in intensive care, now two weeks in a Seattle hospital. His daughter Gretchen reports today that he “still keeps strong. Keep the prayers and thoughts coming. We continue to gather a lot of strength from those who love and care for the RV Doc.”
As we previously reported, he is heavily sedated and on a ventilator, and remains in critical but stable condition. The drugs virtually kept him out of it, so he’s not communicative with anyone. Post a get well message in the comments.
By Chuck Woodbury
Originally posted last Sunday, March 29
My neighbor in Seattle, Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, is in the intensive care unit of a local hospital in critical but stable condition with COVID-19.
Many of you know Gary for his life of writing for RV magazines and teaching seminars at RV shows and rallies throughout the province.
Gary told a mutual friend of ours last week that he had the coronavirus and wasn’t feeling well. He told me not to tell anyone in the industry. That’s Gary’s way, I guess – don’t want people to worry about him. Our friend waited a few days to tell me because he knew I’d like to know.
It wasn’t until three days ago that I heard from Gary’s wife Debbie that he was in the hospital. “He will return to you when he gets home,” she said, in response to my email message to him.
Today, terribly concerned, I emailed Debbie and asked her to let me announce his condition to the RVing community so that his many friends and fans could pray for him. They’d like to know.
Gary is perhaps the most famous person in the RV industry in America, and I don’t think there’s a person alive who doesn’t like the man. I’ve known him for about 20 years. Living close to him for so long, we’ve met for coffee on countless occasions, and away from home at RV shows across the country. His house “office” is always the same chair in a nearby coffee house.
So please, put Gary on your thoughts and prayers. If you want to leave a message for him to read when he recovers, feel free to leave it below in the comments.
Come on, Gary, fight hard . . . We’re all pulling for you . . .