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Topic: Aldo and Rachel Colombini need our help!
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 02:45AM)
Hi all.

As you may know,sadly Rachel Colombini, the wife of Aldo Colombini, has contracted an infection, and needs $200,000.00 for heart surgery. As well as donating here: http://www.magic4miracles.com/story_2.html and buying some of Aldo's material here: http://www.wildcolombini.com/cart/ , I thought that as magicians, we could all join forces; each submit a trick, and compile all the tricks into one Ebook. We could then sell this Ebook, and ALL the money made from selling it can be donated to Aldo and Rachel. Please PM me or post in this thread if you are interested in helping out Rachel and Aldo.

We hope you recover soon Rachel,
Best wishes to both of you,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jun 1, 2010 04:05AM)
Good thought Kyle.

Yes, let’s all get together and do our bit. This is [b]OUR[/b] small family. Let us all act quickly and help in the best possible way.

Thank you.

:xmas:
P.S. Rachel, hope you recover soon. Our prayers are with you.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 05:15AM)
Hi all!

Please tell me if you are interested in submitting a trick! :)
Once we get a good 30 magicians willing to submit, we can start work on the book! :)
And thanks Ustaad! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: TonyPorter (Jun 1, 2010 05:22AM)
Kyle, I can't think of anyone in all of magicdom I would rather help.

I'll head over to Aldo's site and pick up some goods.

I'm also able to submit a routine if you want one.

Cheers
Tony
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 05:33AM)
Dear Tony,

Great!:)
Once we've got several more magicians like you showing interest, we can start work on the book! :)
We need more magicians like you and Ustaad!

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill :)
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jun 1, 2010 07:04AM)
Kyle, Within two days I will send you the manuscript.

:xmas:
Message: Posted by: Mark Southworth (Jun 1, 2010 08:10AM)
Hi Kyle,
I would be more than happy to send you a routine.

Best Wishes

Mark Southworth
Message: Posted by: Nechto (Jun 1, 2010 08:18AM)
I too would be more than happy to contribute.

I will send over a routine for you if you can pm me your email address.

Best,

Ben Williams
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 09:42AM)
Hi all!

Thanks so much for all the interest guys! :)
And the PMs as well!
Please keep it up - we need to help Rachel out! :)
I've had one idea for the name of the book - 'Wild at heart'.
This is because Rachel's maiden name is Wild, they've always seemed like fun magicians, and because we are raising money so that Rachel can have heart surgery.
What do people think of this name?

Please help us out, and thanks again to everyone that has already shown interest! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: james_thecanadian_magician (Jun 1, 2010 10:18AM)
Name sounds good to me.
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jun 1, 2010 10:29AM)
Nice name.

:xmas:
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 10:36AM)
Great! Thanks guys!
By the way, the very kind Chris WassHuber of Lybrary.com has said that we will be able to sell the book on his website!
All the earnings are going to go to Rachel and Aldo. :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 10:43AM)
Thanks so much guys for contributing!
Keep it up guys! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: shane.black (Jun 1, 2010 11:15AM)
I'm sorry to hear that Rachel is such a sweet girl I will do what I can, meanwhile my thoughts are with Aldo and Rachel I will send you a routine soon, I hope it helps.

Shane
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 11:33AM)
Thanks Shane for helping out!

Lets keep this up fellow magicians! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 12:30PM)
Thanks guys so much for all your PMs and posts! :)
Keep up the kindness, lets help out Aldo and Rachel :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Alan Rorrison (Jun 1, 2010 12:34PM)
Ill be happy to pass you an effect. let me get one written up
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 12:37PM)
Great!
Thanks so much! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: JSBLOOM (Jun 1, 2010 12:43PM)
There are over 43K registered members on the Café...
if everyone simply was willing to donate $5, it would be covered.
I'll send you the effect ALDO told me he liked called a ESPrecognition.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 12:49PM)
Thanks a lot JSBLOOM!
Glad that you can help as well! :)
Thanks to everyone that has contributed/showed interest so far!
This started off as a small idea, and has grown, into a charitable project.
Great idea as well JSBLOOM!
Donations are also great! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 12:55PM)
Thanks everyone!
Thanks Jeff Prace for just contributing!

Kyle
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jun 1, 2010 01:06PM)
Having been through the tragedy of having a wife with a medical heart condition, who passed away, hearing this absolutely touched me in a very tender place. I can feel Aldo's pain.

I think every one of us is feeling this in our own hearts for Aldo and his wife.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 01:30PM)
Dear Daffy,

I'm very sorry to hear that.

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill

P.S Please message me if you are interested in submitting a trick.
Message: Posted by: Voldemort (Jun 1, 2010 01:47PM)
Just made a donation.

Kyle, Let me know when the E-book is done and I'll get a copy of that too.

Hopefully it will be enough to help out two great people in their time of need.
My prayers are with them both.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 01:56PM)
Thanks a lot Voldemort!

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Barry Gitelson (Jun 1, 2010 02:23PM)
Donation sent.
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 1, 2010 02:27PM)
Wow. that's a lot of $$$ to raise. So sorry to hear they are disadvantaged by this.

Jim Sisti gave me permission to republish my trick, Torn, from the Magic Menu vol. 1-5 and I'll happily submit it to the ebook for this cause. It's been 20 years since it was originally published so theres a whole new generation that has never seen it.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 1, 2010 02:46PM)
Dear TabMan,

Thanks so much! :)
Send it along when you have a chance!
I've PMed my E - Mail address to you.

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Jun 1, 2010 05:28PM)
Contribution on its way, Kyle.

Benny
Message: Posted by: doormouse (Jun 1, 2010 06:26PM)
Great cause for great people. I am sending a check.
Message: Posted by: thehawk (Jun 1, 2010 09:16PM)
I put my donation in 5 or 6 days ago. Lets help them out.
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 1, 2010 09:29PM)
[quote]
On 2010-06-01 15:46, KyleMacNeill wrote:
Dear TabMan,

Thanks so much! :)
Send it along when you have a chance!
I've PMed my E - Mail address to you.

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
[/quote]

I'll get it to you tomorrow if that's ok.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 02:23AM)
Dear Tabman,

That's great!
Thanks to everyone that's submitted/donated, our contributions now include Ben Harris,Cameron Francis,and David Gemmel! :)
Started compiling it now.
My E - Mail address to send your trick is: Kyle@macneill-family.freeserve.co.uk.
The deadline for sending a trick is Sunday 6th - Monday 7th.
Thanks SO much to everyone that's contributed! :)
Keep up the good work!

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 05:01AM)
All the tricks that have been submitted so far, have been compiled together into the book.
I'm ready to accept any more submissions! :)

Thanks so much and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jun 2, 2010 06:27AM)
Sent you a trick for the e-book.

:xmas:
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 06:57AM)
Received it.
Thanks very much! :)

Lets keep this up guys! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 09:05AM)
Hi all!

Just the latest news - Peter Duffire has kindly contributed!
Thanks to all that have contributed so far, keep it up! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Chappo (Jun 2, 2010 09:28AM)
Sent you an email Kyle.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 09:40AM)
Thanks Rowan,

Just received the E-mail.
I'm happy if you send me either the routine or the cut.
Both would be excellent contributions.

Thanks so much and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 10:38AM)
Dear Chappo,

I've added your cut to the book! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: 723sabre (Jun 2, 2010 11:09AM)
Kyle,
Great idea, I'll order one as soon as it's done. So nice to see so many people helping them out.

Regards,
Kevin
723sabre
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 11:13AM)
Thanks very much Kevin! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 12:02PM)
May I say again thanks so much to everyone that's shown interest or contributed.
Remember, the deadline for contributing is Monday! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: james_thecanadian_magician (Jun 2, 2010 12:12PM)
I just sent you an email Kyle.


Great job.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 12:48PM)
Dear James,

I've received your E - mail.
Great trick! :)

Thanks so much and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: james_thecanadian_magician (Jun 2, 2010 12:56PM)
Kyle,

Thanks very much,


James Colonna
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 01:13PM)
No problem :)
Message: Posted by: Jay Crowe (Jun 2, 2010 01:22PM)
I would love to help Kyle. Could you please send me your e-mail?
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 01:25PM)
Sure! :)
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 02:10PM)
Thanks Jay and Tommy!
KEep it up everyone! :)

Thanks so much and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill :)
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 2, 2010 02:55PM)
Great Variety in the submitted tricks! :)
Message: Posted by: shane.black (Jun 2, 2010 09:02PM)
Just sent my donation in, I'll get you an effect typed up tommorow.

Good luck!

Shane

http://www.papercranemagic.com
Message: Posted by: Chappo (Jun 3, 2010 01:21AM)
More than happy to make a contribution. Thanks again for your work Kyle.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 3, 2010 02:42AM)
Thanks a lot Shane! :)
Also thanks to Tabman and Jim for recently contributing.
Just added the tricks to the book :).
21 tricks now! :D
Keep up the good work people :).

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 3, 2010 03:28AM)
I was thinking of changing the deadline to Sunday 6th 10 a.m GMT, so that I can get the book out by sunday afternoon. Will this clash with anyone wanting to submit a trick on monday? Or will everyone that wants to be able to submit it by Sunday 6th 10 a.m GMT? :)
Please let me know if you can't submit by then, and I'll change it back :).

Thanks so much and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 3, 2010 05:47AM)
Please PM me or Post here if the new deadline will not work for you. :)

Thanks so much and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Nechto (Jun 3, 2010 06:12AM)
Submission in!

Best,

Ben Williams
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 3, 2010 09:12AM)
Dear Ben,

Just received it and added it to the book!
Brilliant! :)

Keep up the work guys!
We've got 22 contributions, lets go for 25 - 30 by Sunday! :)

Thanks so much and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: thehawk (Jun 3, 2010 09:25AM)
I sent an email to Steve Brooks (no response) and asked him to send everybody a PM on the Columbini's situation. That way everybody will know.
Maybe when the E-Book comes out he will.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 3, 2010 09:46AM)
Thanks Hawk!
Ashame he hasn't yet replied.:(

Keep up the work fellow magicians, we can make a difference together!

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 3, 2010 10:03AM)
If we all work together, we could get loads of tricks for the Rachel Colombini Ebook! :)
Good idea Hawk!

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Chad Sanborn (Jun 3, 2010 10:22AM)
I sent you a submission for the ebook! Let me know if you don't get it.

Chad
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 3, 2010 10:24AM)
Dear Chad,

Thank you very much!
I've received your contribution :).
Keep up the good work! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 3, 2010 11:03AM)
Hopefully this book will be sent off to Chris by Sunday afternoon. :)
Keep the submissions coming! :D


Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 3, 2010 01:14PM)
Thanks to Rick Maue for adding to our soon to contribute list! :)
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 3, 2010 02:24PM)
Just got a great contribution from Gary Jones! :)
Thanks so much Gary and everyone else! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Markku (Jun 3, 2010 02:24PM)
Holy fack... rachel could come to the finland. Heart surgery is much cheaper in here. Maybe 50 000...
Message: Posted by: Jeff (Jun 3, 2010 02:40PM)
Kyle I just sent you a contribution.

Jeff Pierce Magic
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 3, 2010 02:50PM)
I've received it. :)
Thanks so much! :D
Spread the word!

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: gjmagic (Jun 3, 2010 04:19PM)
[quote]
On 2010-06-03 15:24, KyleMacNeill wrote:
Just got a great contribution from Gary Jones! :)
Thanks so much Gary and everyone else! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
[/quote]

Good luck with this Kyle, it's a great idea and I urge everyone to purchase this.

Gary Jones.
Message: Posted by: Randu (Jun 3, 2010 05:57PM)
Kyle,
I just sent a trick submission. Please let me know if you received it.
Thanks,
Randy atha
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Jun 3, 2010 09:47PM)
Forwarded this message to my city local magic forums hope to generate more donations.

Both Colombini are in my prayers to go through this hardtime for them.

Meet Aldo twice in his lecture / other conventions, super nice guy, commercial effect for real workers.

Dear Fellas, let's help them out!
Message: Posted by: robwar0100 (Jun 3, 2010 11:57PM)
Thanks everyone for doing your part.

I had a lengthy conversation with Rachel today and chatted with Aldo for a little bit. It is remarkable how well Rachel is dealing with this.

I have written a story, you can read it here: http://www.magician.org/portal/en/node/994

Thanks,

Bobby
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 4, 2010 02:28AM)
Hi all,

Thanks so much for spreading the word.
26 tricks and counting! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Voldemort (Jun 4, 2010 07:22AM)
Wow!

Everyone is being so great! Its wonderful how we can pull together like this to help out a friend in need.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 4, 2010 09:44AM)
Yeah, everyone is definitely being so great!
Thanks to everyone that's helped so far! :)
It will be sold very soon :).

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 4, 2010 11:01AM)
Thanks Chris (ReviewKing) for saying you'll contribute! :)
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 4, 2010 11:43AM)
Received the contribtuion Chris! Thanks! :)
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 4, 2010 01:29PM)
Ebook is nearly finished peoples!
Keep up the good work and PM me or post if you are interested in buying it/ contributing.

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill :)
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 4, 2010 02:16PM)
Hi guys!
Guess what?!
The AWESOME James Howells is doing the cover for our book! :)
Message: Posted by: insight (Jun 4, 2010 03:07PM)
Excellent, I support this fully!

Regards,
Mike
Message: Posted by: Jay (Jun 4, 2010 09:03PM)
Submission sent!
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Jun 4, 2010 09:34PM)
Hi Kyle,
Your PM box is full. Would you please send me your email address? I would like to contribute one of my Open Preditction effects to your project for Rachel.

Best regards,
Evan
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jun 4, 2010 10:29PM)
[quote]
On 2010-06-04 22:34, Magiguy wrote:

Hi Kyle,
Your PM box is full. Would you please send me your email address? I would like to contribute one of my Open Preditction effects to your project for Rachel.
[/quote]

[quote]
On 2010-06-02 03:23, KyleMacNeill wrote:

[b]My E - Mail address to send your trick is: Kyle@macneill-family.freeserve.co.uk

The deadline for sending a trick is Sunday 6th - Monday 7th.[/b]

Kyle MacNeill
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 5, 2010 02:28AM)
I've PMed you my address.
Please note guys, the deadline is tomorrow! :)
My PM box isn't full anymore as well! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 5, 2010 09:19AM)
Maybe someone could create a banner ad for the ebook when it gets done and contributors and others can post a link to buy on our individual websites???

You're doing a good thing Kyle. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 5, 2010 09:32AM)
A banner would be great! :)
At the moment, its just going to be sold at Lybrary.com.
33 Contributions!


Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 5, 2010 10:12AM)
[quote]
On 2010-06-05 10:32, KyleMacNeill wrote:
A banner would be great! :)
At the moment, its just going to be sold at Lybrary.com.
33 Contributions!


Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
[/quote]

Lybrary does a great job but the royalty they pay per sale is pretty low. It would be nice to see all the $$ go to Aldo's family.

But regardless, Ill put a link up to wherever.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 5, 2010 10:19AM)
Chris has kindly said that Aldo and Rachel will receive 100% royalties!
It will probably be sold for $20. :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 5, 2010 11:04AM)
Thanks for clearing that up. I was hoping that was the case but you never know unless you bring it up.

Thanks again for wanting to help and coming through like a big dog!!
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 5, 2010 11:16AM)
No probs! :)
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 5, 2010 11:40AM)
Kyle, I have a banner at the top of my Sefalaljia website that I made from the Lybrary.com banner promoting the book I have on Lybrary. Take a look at it and we can do something like that and spread it around. We'd have to sell 10,000 ebooks to get the $200k but that might be possible with the right promotion.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 5, 2010 11:49AM)
I've PMed you! :)
Message: Posted by: Voldemort (Jun 5, 2010 12:04PM)
There have been quite a few donations made as well and I myself and I'm sure others have bought a few things from Aldo and Rachel's site too. So maybe (Hopefully) you won't need to sell quite 10,000 to make the $200k. But you'll probably still need to sell quite a few. I'm telling everyone I know about the book coming out and what its for and I've gotten a good response. I encourage everyone to take a minute at your local magic shop and tell people about whats going on and maybe your shop will allow you to put up a flyer. Word of mouth is great promotion too.

Great job so far everyone! I actually can't wait to read the e-book as well! I'm sure it will be great and its for a great cause.

Your doing a great thing Kyle!
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 5, 2010 12:10PM)
Thanks a lot Voldemort!
The book will cost $20.
But we're talking $20 for Tricks from Gary Jones, David Gemmell, Jeff Prace, Ben Harris, Peter Duffie, Ben Williams, Cameron Francis, Andrew Loh.
In fact here's the full contributor list so far:
Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1. X – Can by Raphael Czaja 5
2. Bluff ACAAN by Sean Carpenter 8
3. Regeneraser by Jeff Prace 12
4. A Little E.S.Precognition by Jeff Bloom 15
5. MOTHER'S X-RAY VISION (A radically different use for MOAB) by Ben Harris 18
6. Wilder by Cameron Francis 20
7. OMG Collectors by David Gemmell 24
8. Counting on you by John Carey 28
9. Re – Clipped by Jeff Prace 30
10. Donna’s B - Day Trick by David Gemmell 35
11. BLT by Kyle MacNeill 38
12. PK Bill by Col Narendra Singh 44
13. Phantom Stab 2 by Peter Duffie 50
14. Ace to Ace by Kyle MacNeill 53
15. The Triple C Cut by Rowan Chapman 54
16. The Entertainers by James Colonna 59
17. Inverse ACAAN by Tommaso Guglielmi 63
18. On Demand ACAAN (Full Impromptu one on one effect) by Tommaso Guglielmi 66
19. Virtual Skin by Jay Crowe 69
20. Torn by Tabby Crabb 74
21. Working Professionals card to forehead by Jim Sisti 75
22. I dub thee by Ben Williams 79
23. Etching – A – Sketch by Chad Sanborn 83
24. No Palm Card to Box by Gary Jones 85
25. The Trump Elimination Game by Jeff Pierce 87
26. Professor’s Second Nightmare by Randy Atha 91
27. Torn with a Reason by Pablo Amirá 93
28. Seasons of life by Bobby Warren 96
29. Name Tag Trick by Christopher Kavanagh 106
30. TEN-ACE, ANYONE? by Martin Kane 108
31. Wishing Stone by Jay Rosenberg 111
32. One card Annie by Charlie Pugsley 113
33. Flight Off! By Andrew Loh 117
34. Cards to Pocket by Chris Congreave 121
35. AlMatch by Al Smith 123


Thanks and best regards,

Keep spreading the word! :)
It will hopefully be selling tomorrow!

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Paul S Wingham (Jun 5, 2010 12:44PM)
Donation on it way. That's one crazy healthcare system USA has, where a normal person has to raise $200k for treatment.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 5, 2010 02:59PM)
Hi all!
Please note again deadline for submitting is Tomorrow: Sunday 6th June 3PM British Summer Time.
My Email to send any contributions is: Kyle@macneill-family.freeserve.co.uk
It will hopefully start being sold tomorrow afternoon, and I will start advertising tomorrow.
It will be sold for $20 :).
The full contributor list so far is above.

Thanks a lot everyone!

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Mark Southworth (Jun 5, 2010 03:57PM)
Wha a great job your doing Kyle !!

I have just sent you my effect for the Ebook.

Best Wishes

Mark Southworth
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 6, 2010 04:32AM)
Thanks a lot!
Deadline is 3PM British Summer Time!
The book will hopefully start selling today! :)
Keep up the good work! :D

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Chris (Jun 6, 2010 05:10AM)
Folks, something has to be said here, because I am really impressed how 13 year old Kyle is taking initiative and leading an incredible project to raise money for Aldo. The size of this thread alone is impressive.

Just to confirm what Kyle wrote earlier, 100% of sales goes to Aldo. I am not deducting anything, no credit card charges, Paypal fees, nothing. It is as good as a donation. Every dime will get to Aldo and Rachel. I am simply helping Kyle to be successful with his fundraiser. And I really do appreciate everybody who is pitching in with contributions, PR support for this effort, or simply deciding to buy a copy - or ten!
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 6, 2010 05:21AM)
Thanks Chris! :)
I'll send you the book very soon :).
Lets raise loads for Aldo and Rachel! :)
It was a great way to spend Half - Term :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Waters (Jun 6, 2010 07:11AM)
Just found this thead, is there still time to submit something? Submission sent, hope it can be included. My best to Aldo and Rachel.


Sean
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 6, 2010 09:04AM)
It can be included!
Thanks so much! That was the last submission! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 6, 2010 12:02PM)
The book will hopefully start selling soon! :)
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 6, 2010 12:09PM)
[quote]
On 2010-06-06 06:10, Chris wrote:
Folks, something has to be said here, because I am really impressed how 13 year old Kyle is taking initiative and leading an incredible project to raise money for Aldo. The size of this thread alone is impressive....[/quote]

Kyle is 13, the same age as my grandson who is also a wonderful and smart fellow magician. Now that is great and gives me increased hope for the future of our world. Thanks Kyle and thanks Chris for spilling the beans. ;)
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 6, 2010 12:19PM)
Thank you very much Tabman! :)
I love the art of magic so much! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Christopher Congreave (Jun 6, 2010 01:09PM)
Kyle, well done mate, you have done a wonderful job and the e-book looks fantastic, I hope it sells really well.

BTW there is some cool material in there too!!
Message: Posted by: MentalistCreationLab (Jun 6, 2010 01:16PM)
Sent the work over to you last night Hope it arrive in time. Thanks for all the hard work Kyle.

Bill Montana
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 6, 2010 02:20PM)
No probs!
I've now received it and will add it to an updated version soon!

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: gjmagic (Jun 6, 2010 04:10PM)
Well done Kyle, you did it, you just got stuck in, total respect. As Chris Congreave said, there is some outstanding material in this book.

Gary Jones.
Message: Posted by: Amirá (Jun 6, 2010 04:26PM)
Kyle! Im so proud that a 13 year MAN( no boy) do this tremendous work.
Message: Posted by: Voldemort (Jun 6, 2010 07:47PM)
Just bought a copy of the e-book. I haven't had a chance to go through it yet but it looks wonderful.

And WOW! 43 effects/contributions! Amazing stuff.

Great job for making it all come together!
Message: Posted by: Chappo (Jun 6, 2010 08:08PM)
Kyle, as many have said already... The future of magic does look bright indeed with the existence of individuals like yourself. Your initiative, dedication, hard work and utter selflessness is a marvellous thing to behold and a testament to your character.

God Bless,

Rowan
Message: Posted by: Voldemort (Jun 6, 2010 08:23PM)
Heres a link to the book if anyone needs it.

http://www.lybrary.com/wild-heart-p-76110.html
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Jun 6, 2010 08:42PM)
Just purchased a copy. I would love to hear updates from time to time regarding sales volumes.
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jun 6, 2010 09:09PM)
Dear Kyle,

[b]Yes, you have finally done it![/b] :)

People responded very well to your call for helping the Colombinis. You have done a great service for a great cause.

This is to thank you for taking the initiative and for your time & efforts.

[b]THANK YOU![/b]

Best wishes,

Narendra

:xmas:
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 6, 2010 09:14PM)
Here's the banner I came up with. Please feel free to make your own or use this one to help advertise the book on your website with a direct link to the book on Lybrary:

[img]http://questx.com/sefalaljia/wild_banner.jpg[/img]

http://www.lybrary.com/wild-heart-p-76110.html
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jun 6, 2010 09:21PM)
[b]Friends,

Kyle has done his bit, now it's our turn to do ours.

Let's do it together - Let us ALL spread the news.

It's a SMALL WORLD!![/b] :)

:xmas:
P.S. [b]Tabman, that's an awesome Banner.[/b]
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Jun 6, 2010 09:34PM)
I just got the ebook, 45 tricks, 166 pages for just $20, great deal for a great cause.
Kyle, thank you very much for everything you have done.
Chris, thank you very much for offering your service and site to this ebook.

Pablo
Message: Posted by: Voldemort (Jun 6, 2010 09:49PM)
Nice Banner tabman!
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 6, 2010 09:51PM)
[quote]
On 2010-06-06 22:49, Voldemort wrote:
Nice Banner tabman!
[/quote]

Sweet, thanks kind sir. Now, lets spread it all over the internet and see if we can make a difference!!! Wouldnt it be cool to do it??

Since we just hit a page break let me post it one more time. Take it and use it. Swipe it or direct link from my site, its all the same. Just link it to here:

[img]http://questx.com/sefalaljia/wild_banner.jpg[/img]
http://www.lybrary.com/wild-heart-p-76110.html
Message: Posted by: jprace (Jun 6, 2010 10:40PM)
That banner looks great! I put one on the home page of my website.

I briefly skimmed over the e-book and there is some great material!
Message: Posted by: Randu (Jun 6, 2010 11:37PM)
Thank you, Kyle.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 7, 2010 01:59AM)
Thanks Guys for all your kind comments! :)
Here is the book in all its glory: http://www.lybrary.com/wild-heart-p-76110.html
Great Banner TabMan! :)
Please help out and buy the book, 166 pages, over 40 contributions, for $20!
All the $20 goes to Aldo and Rachel, to make money money for heart surgery sadly needed by Rachel. The Heart surgery could cost $200,000.
Rachel and Aldo are great people, and we need to help out some great friends! :)
Contributors include Gary Jones, Cameron Francis, Jeff Prace, David Gemmell and Ben Harris.
Also, the book will be updated tomorrow with contributions from Rick Maue, Bill Montana and maybe Alan Rorrison!
Thanks so much guys for helping out!
We've already sold 7 in a few hours! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Chris (Jun 7, 2010 04:19AM)
I have one big request to all of you. When you hit the conventions this summer please tell your friends and colleagues about this fundraising ebook. If anybody is in the administration of one of the upcoming conventions perhaps 2 minutes can be spared for a special announcement for the Colombinis and point people to their donation website and this ebook.

And you can be quite 'selfish' because this ebook holds some hard hitting miracles. Even if the name Colombini doesn't ring a bell, or if you are not in a giving mood, this ebook stands by itself as an unbelievable bargain for any magician who wants to learn new secrets.
Message: Posted by: Voldemort (Jun 7, 2010 07:13AM)
I came up with a flyer to hang in my local magic shop. Feel free to print it out and hang it in your local shop as well.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 7, 2010 07:15AM)
Thanks Voldemort!
Message: Posted by: Voldemort (Jun 7, 2010 07:25AM)
No. Thank You Kyle. None of this would be possible without you and your efforts.
Message: Posted by: Chris (Jun 7, 2010 08:20AM)
I have now added some code that will allow everybody to check how much money this ebook has raised. Go to http://www.lybrary.com/wild-heart-p-76110.html and look at the first line in orange. Let's move this ticker up. We are off to a good start. The ticker is in real time. As soon as another sale has been made the total will go up by $20. A big thank you to all who are helping:

1) Buy the ebook.
2) Tell others to buy the ebook.
3) Link to the ebook and donation page or provide other PR support.
4) Contribute additional effects for an updated edition.
Message: Posted by: 723sabre (Jun 7, 2010 08:56AM)
I ordered this last night. It's a great bargain and is packed with lots of material. The pictures, the explanations and the variety make this worth your while to order. Really a wonderful thing and thanks to everyone who made such an effort to contribute. Let's get those orders going!
Kyle- you have much to be proud of and keep your great attitude going, it's inspiring and reminds us all what really matters in life- helping others in time of need.
723sabre
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 7, 2010 10:17AM)
Thanks so much guys! :)
11 sales and counting! :)
Thanks Chris for the lovely comments and the Awesome ticker!

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: gmeister (Jun 7, 2010 12:22PM)
If Kyle is the future of magic, then I think all of us can agreee on one thing (and in the Café, that isn't magic--it's a miracle)--our art, passion, vocation, advocation...whatever...will be entrusted to amazing hands and, more importantly, hearts!

Kyle, your actions don't require and skills in cold reading to tell what kind of person you are. Bravo!

I will certainly be buying and I hope enough members do the same.

In fact, instead of merely thanking someone in the Forum for being of great help (a fantastic suggestion, an excellent review or mention , whatever)why not thank them by buying a copy of the book in their honor or, if you already have one, simply by making a donation in that persons honor to Rachel since there is a mechanism set up for that. That's a thanks that gets a thanks back in return. You were helped and someone else was as well.

That, my friends, is truly magic,and here I break the Magician's Code--the secret to that magic is concern, compassion and love!

gary
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 7, 2010 01:05PM)
Thanks very much Gary! :)
Hope you enjoy the Ebook! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 7, 2010 01:27PM)
Has anyone posted information about this on Facebook? I didn't see anything so I just posted a link to the ebook.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 7, 2010 02:51PM)
Thanks Tabman! :)
15 sales! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: synth_infusion (Jun 7, 2010 06:32PM)
Thank you Kyle for everything you are doing!

I had a little idea of posting a video about the cause on youtube.

Here what it looks like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9-GtueHyzE

Maybe we can all post the video on our youtube page. Hopefully this can spread the word around more and to our subscribers.

If you would like a copy of the video, please e-mail me at
synth_infusion@yahoo.com


Lets Spread the Word Out!

-Rahat
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 7, 2010 09:18PM)
Nice work, Rahat.

Ive had the banner on my website http://sefalaljia.com since about midnight last night and have been getting comments from magicians all afternoon about it. One particular one caught my eye because it mentioned Kyle:

[i]And thanks for the banner introducing me to the remarkable young Kyle McNeill, and alerting me to the opportunity to contribute to Rachael Colombini's operation.
Keep the Art Alive!
Bob M***[/i]

Maybe we can all help make a difference. That would be very cool I think.
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jun 7, 2010 10:17PM)
I visited the [url=http://sefalaljia.com/][b]Sefalaljia[/b][/url] website. An awesome informative & educative site. Great info on Sefalaljia.

Regarding the Colombini banner I have a small suggestion please. At present you have one pointer for "Click to Order". If possible, it would be great if on the same banner you could have two pointers i.e. "Click to Order" & "Click to Donate". As I said, this is just a suggestion.

Thank you.

:xmas:
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 8, 2010 01:49AM)
Thanks a lot guys! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Andrew Loh (Jun 8, 2010 03:35AM)
We have everything; we have a very nice e-book, banner, and even a short clip. :)

But, at the end of the day, thanks so much Kyle for taking the initiative in making this project becomes a successful and meaningful and also to others who involved in this cause.

Hope the ebook sells well and wish Rachel to recover soon.

Best,
Andrew Loh
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 8, 2010 10:44AM)
Dear Andrew,

Thank YOU and everyone else for contributing! :)
Keep spreading the word everyone! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: bhayankaran (Jun 8, 2010 04:10PM)
I don't have much many magic friends. (except all of you at the Café). So I took the privilege and spread the word to my non magic friends and colleagues that I am trying to raise fund for one of my close friend (as they wouldnt be aware) and, though Aldo and Rachel are like my "guru's" and I have never even met them. If at least one of them donates I would have done what I can.
With prayers....

And Kyle, God bless you.
Message: Posted by: Voldemort (Jun 8, 2010 09:23PM)
The e-book has raised almost $1000 so far! Not bad for being on sale for two days.

But I know it can do better!
Message: Posted by: konjurer (Jun 8, 2010 11:25PM)
Just contributed via the e-book! I had the chance to meet the Colombini's last year and they were the most warm, gracious and fun pair. They were so generous with their time. Rachel is a real sweetheart. My prayers are going out to her and Aldo.

Great idea Kyle - I didn't hear about Rachel's condition until today. If you decide to do a Wild At Heart Volume 2, just let me know and I would love to contribute a great routine.

Tim W
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 9, 2010 01:38AM)
Hi Konjurer,

Just to say, we won't do a Volume 2 but will keep updatign the book, so you can contribute in an updated version soon.
Thanks for all the nice comments!
And I've got some advertising space in MAGIC magazine!

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 10, 2010 01:30AM)
Lets keep this up guys! :)
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 10, 2010 10:19AM)
97 sales now! :)
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Jun 10, 2010 11:59AM)
Excellent work, Kyle!
Message: Posted by: MagicBus (Jun 10, 2010 01:44PM)
Whoops, I posted this to the wrong area today on The Magic Café.' But if you have not checked out this web site already above, be sure to. It is:

http://www.magic4miracles.com/Home_Page.html
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jun 10, 2010 09:48PM)
[quote]
On 2010-06-10 11:19, KyleMacNeill wrote:
97 sales now! :)
[/quote]

[b]132[/b] . . . and counting!

:xmas:
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 12, 2010 12:14PM)
Please guys spread the word!
Now 171 sales :), but declining a bit! :(
Spread the word! :)
Out of interest, what are people's favourite effects from the book?

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: james_thecanadian_magician (Jun 12, 2010 06:23PM)
One I found interesting was the No-palm card to box by Gary Jones.

Good stuff.
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 12, 2010 08:16PM)
One I'm definately gonna use is Jim Sisti's Comedy Card to Forehead. Jim is pretty serious looking in pictures but he is really a very funny magician.
Message: Posted by: gjmagic (Jun 13, 2010 03:17AM)
[quote]
On 2010-06-12 19:23, james_thecanadian_magician wrote:
One I found interesting was the No-palm card to box by Gary Jones.

Good stuff.
[/quote]

Well thank you James, for a really super clean version use a duplicate AH ;-).

There are just so many great effects in this book that it needs a full review, I don't have the time at present, but hope to do one soon. If anyone else could do one this would really help to increase the sales.

Gary Jones.
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Jun 14, 2010 09:59PM)
Kyle, just ran across this. I would love to contribute a trick to help Aldo and his wife, please let me know what to do. Thanks, Mike
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 17, 2010 10:08AM)
Now 258 sales! :)

Spread the word! :)

Thansk and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: Thales (Jun 17, 2010 12:40PM)
I sent the word to the two SAM assemblies that I go to (SAM 16 and SAM 118) and both sent out an email to everyone on there list spreading the word.
Message: Posted by: winewizard (Jun 18, 2010 03:43PM)
I'm in! Have ordered ebook and will order from Colombini's homepage as well.
What better purpose for the Café then to help a friend...even one we haven't met..I am proud to be a magician and Café member.
Thanks to all for making it this kind of place!!!
Message: Posted by: mmreed (Jun 18, 2010 06:25PM)
It would be nice if Steve Brooks would send out a PM to Café users.

I know in the past he did this for Losander, and a few others...

Steve, if you see this... how about it? Lets help the Colombinis.
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Jun 19, 2010 09:20PM)
[quote]
On 2010-06-18 19:25, mmreed wrote:
It would be nice if Steve Brooks would send out a PM to Café users.

I know in the past he did this for Losander, and a few others...

Steve, if you see this... how about it? Lets help the Colombinis.
[/quote]Would be a welcome PM.

Might be best to post on these certain threads to keep them at the top. AND email a link to Rachel's page to all magicians you know...I kust donated and emailed several people.
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jun 21, 2010 06:14PM)
[img]http://questx.com/sefalaljia/wild_banner.jpg[/img]

http://www.lybrary.com/wild-heart-p-76110.html
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jun 23, 2010 10:04AM)
Now 300 sales! :)
Thanks so much to everyone that has helped! :)
Updated version hopefully coming soon! :)

Thanks and best regards,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: AsL (Jun 25, 2010 11:50AM)
Just purchased the ebook and my donation has been made.

Quick Suggestion- Perhaps it would be possible for those who buy the original ebook at http://www.lybrary.com/wild-heart-p-76110.html to get access to the updated version for a discounted price (or even free). It'd be a real shame if people were waiting to purchase the updated version of the ebook instead of making a much needed donation now.

Everybody, PLEASE spare what you can.

Kyle, your an amazing person and keep up the awesome work! We need more people in the world like you...
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jul 3, 2010 02:22AM)
Hi all!

The Updated version of Wild at Heart, with effects from Bill Palmer, Bill Montana and Michael Rubinstein!
Also, Wild at Heart has now passed the $7000 mark!
IF you purchased the non updated version, you can access the updated version by going to your digital shelf.

Spread the Word!

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: tabman (Jul 10, 2010 03:05PM)
Nice. The updated version of Wild at Heart is even better. Thanks Kyle.

http://www.lybrary.com/wild-heart-p-76110.html
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jul 10, 2010 03:36PM)
No Problem! :)

Kyle
Message: Posted by: Piers (Jul 11, 2010 04:44AM)
[quote]
On 2010-06-01 03:45, KyleMacNeill wrote:
Hi all.

As you may know,sadly Rachel Colombini, the wife of Aldo Colombini, has contracted an infection, and needs $200,000.00 for heart surgery. As well as donating here: http://www.magic4miracles.com/story_2.html and buying some of Aldo's material here: http://www.wildcolombini.com/cart/ , I thought that as magicians, we could all join forces; each submit a trick, and compile all the tricks into one Ebook. We could then sell this Ebook, and ALL the money made from selling it can be donated to Aldo and Rachel. Please PM me or post in this thread if you are interested in helping out Rachel and Aldo.

We hope you recover soon Rachel,
Best wishes to both of you,

Kyle MacNeill
[/quote]

How are things health wise?
Regards,
Piers.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jul 19, 2010 10:59AM)
I am not too sure, but I hear she is in high spirits.

Kyle
Message: Posted by: cupsandballsmagic (Jul 21, 2010 03:40AM)
Is it too late to contribute a routine towards this?
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jul 21, 2010 05:51AM)
I could maybe do an updated version with your routine, and that would be fine. :)
Send me a PM if you're still interested :).

Kyle
Message: Posted by: dgcuff (Jul 22, 2010 11:49AM)
The whole world loves Rachel Wild Colombini!

To help her with her heart valve replacement, over 400 people from 21 countries have made donations--people from Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom.

(And that doesn't even count the over 400 people who have bought the special [i]Wild at Heart[/i] eBook that you can buy [url=http://www.lybrary.com/wild-heart-p-76110.html]right here[/url]!)

The countries with the most donors are USA, France, and Spain. Or if you prefer the countries which have the most donors adjusted by population, then the countries are Cyprus, Spain, and Estonia.

In the USA, the states with the most donors are Florida, California, and Texas. Or, adjusted by population, the top states are Hawai'i, Maryland, and Arizona.

If you haven't donated yet, you can raise your country's unofficial total by donating [url=http://www.magic4miracles.com/story_2.html]right here[/url].
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jul 23, 2010 06:37AM)
Hi guys! Just to say, now a whopping 408 sales!

Kyle :)
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Jul 30, 2010 02:16AM)
Guys, just to say, we just got 23 orders from a Brotherhood of magicians from Rome! (They each ordered one and there was 23 of them).
We're now up to 440+ sales! :)

Thanks and best wishes,

Kyle
Message: Posted by: Andrew Loh (Aug 18, 2010 06:49AM)
Any favourite items in this e-book? There are quite a number of items I found very interesting and usable too.

Andrew
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Aug 21, 2010 12:37PM)
I love all of the stuff in the Ebook :)
I have to say, Geoff Williams' trick was rather neat.
I also loved 'The Wishing Stone'!

NEWS:

Wild at Heart has now raised $9300!
*Please* spread the word, *you*, yes *you*, can make the difference.
Thanks to all the contributors, and people that have helped out thus far.

Best wishes,

Kyle
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Sep 4, 2010 03:08AM)
*BREAKING NEWS*
Congratulations All that have helped with Wild at Heart!
Wild at Heart has just made the Bestsellers List on Lybrary.com!!!!
It is currently just below Practical Mental Effects by Ted Annemann.
It has now raised $9460!
Keep it up guys... and Spread the word!

Kyle
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Sep 10, 2010 01:37AM)
Hi all,

Wild at Heart *****NEWS***

Just to firstly say, thanks to all you awesome people, Wild at Heart has now raised $9560!
Also, whilst searching around, people like you have spread the word massively!

http://forums.theory11.com/showthread.php?27661-Aldo-and-Rachel-Colombini-need-our-help-Wild-at-Heart
http://the-cardman.blogspot.com/
http://www.penguinmagic.com/discuss/viewtopic.php?t=157921&p=1236312
http://home.roadrunner.com/~jvk6/scroll.pdf
http://www.librigiochidiprestigio.com/donaperrachel.htm
http://www.magiapotagia.com/showthread.php?t=26095
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=367738&forum=159&27
http://www.lybrary.com/wild-heart-p-76110.html
http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic35499-0-0-asc-.php
http://club.magicians.com/forum/topics/help-rachel-colombiniwild-at
http://www.magicweek.co.uk/backissues_0500-0549/0520.htm
http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/222893/Wild_at_Heart_Ebook_Aldo_and_R
Thanks you guys!
Best wishes,

Kyle MacNeill
Message: Posted by: AsL (Sep 10, 2010 01:38PM)
That's absolutely awesome Kyle! I hope the word continues to spread because I'm sure Rachel and Aldo could use as much help as humanly possible. I absolutely plan on doing my part. Let's keep spreading the word guys!
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Sep 26, 2010 08:23AM)
Thanks ASL!

Kyle
Message: Posted by: natswift (Sep 29, 2010 01:17PM)
SALE ENDS TOMORROW, JUST SAW THIS TODAY....
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Nov 17, 2010 02:01PM)
Last I heard, Rachel's surgery was scheduled for the 22nd (next Monday.) Is this still the case?
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Nov 18, 2010 02:16PM)
Yes, Surgery is to go underway on November 17th.
My prayers are with Aldo and Rachel.

Best wishes to all,

Kyle
Message: Posted by: dabah2014 (Nov 19, 2010 08:38AM)
Hey Kyle, just wanted to let you know your PM inbox is full :).
Matt
Message: Posted by: floridamagic (Nov 23, 2010 07:36PM)
Hi everyone, a brief message just to let you know that Rachel is now recovery in ICU. I spent an hour with her and she opened her eyes a few times and nodded letting me know that she knew I was there. What a joy!!
I am home now as they do no...t want you around in the ICU at night time.
I will be able to give you more details as they are available to me but surgery went well. I realized one thing: If I did not have a heart attack today....I will never have it. Wow....what a day...what a tension....
Rachel was great, strong and always positive. After 45 minutes from surgery she was already breathing alone without help from machines, tubes, etc. Amazing.
Please bear with me at this time and keep Rachel and myself in your thoughts and prayers.
Love to all, Aldo
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Nov 24, 2010 07:48AM)
Thank you SO much for the update!
Message: Posted by: Kent Wong (Nov 25, 2010 09:48AM)
This really is great news.

Kent
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Nov 25, 2010 10:47AM)
Great!
Thanks to everyone who helped with Wild at Heart, you guys are the best!

Kyle MacNeill

(Wild at Heart authour).
Message: Posted by: floridamagic (Nov 25, 2010 03:19PM)
More great news Rachel is up and walking so the doctors might let her leave the hospital on Saturday but she did say it feels like a truck hit her. Thank you for your prayers and donations
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Nov 28, 2010 11:15PM)
Great news Aldo, best to you and Rachel.
Message: Posted by: Scott Compton (Nov 28, 2010 11:32PM)
From Rachel, Sat. Nov 27

"Hi everyone, I got home (apt in NYC) about 1 hour ago, thanks to all your thoughts and prayers and Aldo's dedicated patience and love. I have to admit that I feel like I have been hit by a truck. It was an ordeal that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, but the surgeons and staff certainly did their magic..."

the whole note is posted on her Facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?filter=h#!/notes/rachel-colombini/i-made-it/148616485185575
Message: Posted by: Gordyboy (Nov 29, 2010 12:48PM)
So glad to hear that it sounds like things are going well. I bought the book and have encouraged others to, but are there any updates on how the finances are working out? Do they still need some fundraising efforts to pay some bills?
Message: Posted by: floridamagic (Dec 6, 2010 08:56AM)
http://www.Magic4miracles.com has raised 21,000 so far thanks to all the magicians around the world but Rachel need 200,000 for the total hospital bill for some great news Rachel and Aldo are back in Florida things are looking positive:)