Tell Hicks - A Glimmer of Hope at the start of a long tunnel

- (Added 7. Oct. 2018)

I had this just a few minutes ago from Dylan Tells son – it really lifted my spirits.


Hey Alan, here's an update for the IHS family regarding dad.

Just a quick update on Tells condition.

He is stable and succeeding in raising his arms a few inches from the bed. Although very painful he is determined to try to get some movement back in his upper body. He is still very positive and is talking about dictating a book to accompany his paintings. He is stable enough to be moved out of HDU on to a ward while he waits for a place at the spinal unit. He has special glasses which enable him to watch TV (or his feet) while lying flat. Our daughter-in-law Zoe Hicks spent hours collating all the good will messages he has received and we have been reading them to him.

Thanks once again for all your messages, hope the next post will be even more encouraging

Tell Hicks - Donations

- (Added 7. Oct. 2018)

 PLEASE PLEASE - take note.

Following the excellent response to the online fundraiser set up by Bob Ashley and others in the US, we will be having a collection bucket on the IHS tables at the Doncaster show next month to add to the fund.

Tell is currently paralysed from the neck down and obviously is unable to paint.

Everyone who knows him and of his plight, is praying for a miracle, to enable Tell to continue with his fantastic work.


Please consider making a donation - Tell was one of the founder members of the I.H.S. and is always in attendance at our Breeders Meetings.

Two of Tell’s sons will be manning his tables in November and making video greetings to play to Tell in hospital.

So stop by and say Hi to Tell.


Tell Hicks - a SAD update.

- (Added 5. Oct. 2018)

Tell Hicks - a sad update.

The family had a meeting with the surgeons last night who have decided that surgery is too risky and would almost certainly make his condition worse.
It would not give him any more movement or lengthen his life expectancy!
If they do nothing but palliative care, the neck will heal itself but the spinal cord will not. 
He can still talk and joke - but like me (Dylan) he must be crying inside at the injustice of it all.

He will be moved to Salisbury next week where he will be better cared for.


On behalf of the IHS and myself, I wish Tell every good wish - miracles do happen and I know we are all praying for one right now.

Our thoughts are with Eileen and his family in this terrible time.


Fundraiser for Tell

- (Added 4. Oct. 2018)


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Tell Hicks - update.

- (Added 3. Oct. 2018)

Hi everyone- I had an update a short while ago from Dylan, Tell Hicks' son posted by his mum Eileen.

Hey Alan, just letting you know my mum has posted the following regarding dad.


I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone for your good wishes and messages offering support. We have read some of them to Tell to keep him positive and let him know that everyone is rooting for him. His condition is stable and he is breathing easier. He has some movement in his shoulders but can't move his arms although he can feel people touching them.. Think positive thoughts everyone and once again, a big Thank you.



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