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Fr. Coz Health Update

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010

Dear Alumni/Friends of Fr. Coz:


I hope this note finds everyone well and you are enjoying the Holiday Season.  As you probably know, Father Coz has not been well and I wanted to provide you with an update on his health.  He recently spent 10 days in the hospital due to bleeding from prostate cancer.  He was on Coumadin for his heart condition, which contributed to the bleeding.  During his hospitalization it was discovered the cancer had spread to his bones and one of his lungs.  Because of this latest episode of bleeding, which required him to receive blood transfusions, Fr. Coz is no longer able to take Coumadin which could result in a greater risk for a another stroke or even a heart attack. Even through all of this news, Fr. Coz still maintains his sense of humor and of the many reasons why we all love him so dearly.


I am writing this note so you will all keep the Padre in your thoughts and prayers. In addition, I encourage you to visit him at the Los Gatos Novitiate as he is still able to receive visitors and is heartened by the company.  While no one can predict the outcome of his condition, Father Coz is certainly someone I am thankful for not only during the Holidays, but everyday of my life that he is with us.  We will toast to Fr. Coz on April 16, 2011 at the 5th Annual Pause for Coz Celebration and hope you will be able to join us as well.


I will try to keep everyone updated regarding Father's condition via this blog as well as via Scott Asher's Facebook page under "Pause for Coz".  Please pass along this information to others as we continue to honor a "Living Legacy".


Feel free to contact me directly via email at or 650-520-5062.


Happy Holidays,


Steve Erbst ’88 & Family

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Steve Erbst said on Dec 14, 2010
To mail a card or letter to Fr. Coz...send to: Sacred Heart Jesuit Center P.O. Box 128 Los Gatos, CA 95032-0128
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