Dad is working hard in rehab and making a lot of progress. Every day he does something he couldn’t do the day before, and his therapists love working with him because he wants to do whatever it takes to get better. That said, he is doing great! He has a long way to go but he is committed. He is thankful for the encouraging calls, cards and letters. It helps to keep him fired up. I have set up an email address where you can send him that encouragement he needs. Let’s blow the door down with emails! If Dad has been a blessing to you in his 52 years singing this music, send him a note and tell him about it. Maybe a song he sang ministered to you during a trying time, send him a note and tell him about it. Maybe you just want to let him know that you are praying for him. He loves to hear that! Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our family would also like to thank you for praying for us through this trial. Especially my mom, Barbara, who is standing by his side being his biggest cheerleader. I must say that I am beyond proud of the way she has handled this from the beginning. She’s a hero in my book!
Until next time…
Update from Gold City's Facebook page on Wednesday morning -
Tim Riley continues to rest and recover following a mild stroke this past weekend. Daniel Riley of Gold City says, "Dad is in good spirits and working hard in rehab to regain strength and increased mobility on his right side. Mentally, he is 100 percent and is thankful for all the prayers and well wishes. Doctors are optimistic for a full recovery."
For those who wish to send get-well cards or notes of encouragement to Tim, send them in care of Gold City, P O Box 2100, Gadsden, AL 35903.
Tim Riley of Gold City had a mild stroke. He began experiencing abnormal symptoms while on tour Saturday. Doctors confirmed that it was a mild stroke. He is fully alert and able to communicate. There is no paralysis. He will have a neurologist consultation later on.
Daniel Riley provided an update on Monday morning that he is still in the hospital undergoing tests. He is in good spirits but ready to be home. Doctors cannot predict a recovery time, but they are confident that he will make a full recovery.
Update from Daniel Riley on Monday afternoon - Quick update - Dad is still doing good. He is being released from the hospital today and will be admitted to an in-patient rehab facility. Thank you for your continued prayers. I will keep you updated on his recovery.
Please keep him in your prayers and Gold City as well.
Here's the full release from Gold City on Sunday -
Tim Riley, legendary Hall of Fame bass vocalist of Gold City, is resting comfortably after suffering a mild stroke.
Saturday afternoon, July 26, Tim began experiencing some abnormal symptoms while on tour and was taken to the hospital. After numerous tests Saturday evening and Sunday morning, including an MRI, a mild stroke was confirmed. There is no paralysis, and Tim is fully alert and able to communicate. At this time, neurologist consultation is pending, and additional testing will be done to better determine proper treatment.
The Riley family and Gold City appreciate all the prayers that have gone up on behalf of Tim, and they appreciate your continued prayers for a speedy recovery. Thank you also for your patience as the family confirmed the most accurate information about Tim's condition before sharing official word. Gold City will report updates as they become available.