I wanted to share with you that Gordon Young has been transported to Sacred Heart and is awaiting brain surgery. Many of you may not know him by name but Gordon is the man we traditionally see manning the public access camera at many of our public meetings. It is my understanding that Gordon displayed the signs and symptoms of having a stroke earlier sometime this week while in Coquille while filming a public meeting down there. Reportedly Gordon refused medical assistance and decided to drive himself back to Bay Area Hospital, but unfortunately he ended up in a motor vehicle accident. A CAT scan was later performed at area Hospital which revealed that Gordon had a tumor on the right side of his brain. Gordon was transported up to OHSU for further testing. I have been told that Gordon is scheduled for surgery tomorrow.
Please keep Gordon in your thoughts and or prayers.
Rodger Craddock, City Manager
City of Coos Bay
500 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420