September 10, 2018 at 7:18 pm #462915qmanParticipant
Yes years ago it was just Richie and a handful of us patients doing the BB etc. He was so kind to offer help to many many patients. So sorry to hear this. I don’t post much any more but am glad I saw this so I know. Hugs to family!
Tucson AZSeptember 11, 2018 at 5:11 am #462920mikanaParticipant
I’m so sorry we have lost such a precious soul. Holding his family in my heart and prayersSeptember 11, 2018 at 7:15 pm #462927worldofmeParticipant
I’m sorry to hear this i know me and richi had our few differences but deep down i knew he was right all long . I’m so so sorry to hear this. Rest in peace brother.September 12, 2018 at 8:12 am #462961Linda LParticipant
Somehow I felt that he was always present on our forum. Rest in peace, Richie.
Deepest sympathy to his family.
RA tried everything: Methotraxate, Arava, Humira. Pneumonia three times. Anemia. Very low iron. Hypothyroidism
AP from April 2014 till August 2015. No luck.
Current medications: Natural thyroid, Mobic, LDN, supplements incl. milk thistle, vitamins and minerals.
MTHFR heterozygousSeptember 14, 2018 at 2:18 am #462978Jan Lucinda1Participant
Nice to read all the tributes to Richie.September 16, 2018 at 11:53 am #462984SSParticipant
I am really shocked and sad to hear about his passing. He was of great help to all our members.
He will be greatly missed and my heart goes to his family.
ssSeptember 22, 2018 at 9:22 am #463003lemonsParticipant
Richie, you kept it real and didn’t suffer fools gladly. This forum won’t be the same without you xSeptember 28, 2018 at 10:28 am #463032KarmanixParticipant
I was so saddened to hear about Richie’s passing. I feel like he saved my life in many ways. When I contacted RBF I was 25 years old and had been diagnosed with lupus and was in a huge flare. I felt like there was no hope! Richie encouraged me and introduced me to the antibiotic protocol that changed my life. I will forever be grateful for his encouragement and support! Rest in Peace my friend!October 3, 2018 at 4:06 pm #463049MaryPParticipant
Richie helped me believe that I could make it through this and get better. That was 13 years ago and I am better! He was a realist cheerleader.
I hope his family is aware of his importance and his contributions to our community. Thank you for sharing him. May his memory be a blessing!November 15, 2018 at 5:09 pm #463309JoAnnC68Participant
I come to this site from time to time, to check into something. I came across this posting about Richie, I’m so sad to hear about Richie. He was a kind and wise man giving helpful information. I will miss seeing his messages and his face as George Clooney. RIP and may God comfort his loved ones.
Diagnosed with RA Jan 2012
Oct 2015- RF has dropped to 19!!! Isn't that Great! ?! I'm feeling wonderful! I'm still taking Mino 2 x daily...if I don't forget!
Oct 2014 RF has dropped to 23.1!! Taking Mino 100mg 2 x daily. No Pains & doing great!!
Oct 2013-RF has dropped to 40.9!!! Feeling Wonderful!!
7-17-2013 I'm going Great!! Still taking mino 100mg twice daily. No pains or Complaints!
5-9-2013 RA Dr said I was doing good, I could stop taking prednisone since I dropped to 1/2 mg...so willNovember 18, 2018 at 12:11 pm #463317RandyParticipant
Thanks to Richie, I only occasionally visit the RBF site. His story and encouragement were what I needed to convince me that AP works, and have helped me stay alive for 11 years. My personal message folder and my personal email still have many personal messages with Richie. We shared many things with SD, particularly being a male. He always gave me timely advice when I needed it, and I knew I could rely on it as correct.
Even in his death, attributed to cancer – NOT SD, he is still assuring us that AP works and you can beat SD.
We will all miss Richie.
Diffuse SD since Apr '07
AP since Feb '08
100mg Mino twice daily + 1200mg Clindamycin IV's 5 days/Mo
"No one should profit over someone else's illness"November 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm #463324DenyseParticipant
I am not on here too often now, but there was a time when I was on here every day reading and going through forum posts on the old site before it was switched over, and Ritchie was a constant on the forum, a wealth of information to all, I am going to miss seeing his posts, and his knowledge of this protocol.I had many questions in the beginning and he was always quick to respond to my questions. He will be missed immensely. Condolenses to Family ❤️
CANADIAN LIVING IN CANADA
Diagnosis/ Diffuse Scleroderma since 05/2006
Current Meds: Methotrexate, Minocin, Zantac, Rabeprozale, Zopiclone
Current Supp: Nattokinase, Serrapeptase, COQ10, Milk Thistle, Folate,, B12, D3, Melissa, UP4 probiotics, N-A-C
Current Extras: FIRDecember 5, 2018 at 11:16 pm #463436June3443Participant
Oh, no! I can’t tell you how many times Riche helped me navigate my course on the Roadback. I so valued his comments and he was always available to answer any question I might have. What a great loss for all of us! I will be forever grateful for his help. RIP
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