Many homes in South Boston and beyond proudly display the artwork of Norman Crump.  Crump has been painting for over 40 years, creating works of art featuring Boston landmarks (including South Boston landmarks), Boston Harbor and New England landscapes.   Crump has been hospitalized at Boston Medical Center since earlier this month.  His wife Jane, posted this update on Facebook (see below).  Since the post, social media users have been posting their favorite Crump art work with prayers and well wishes for a speedy recovery.

Many of you are already aware that Norman is critically ill in the Boston Medical Center with Coronavirus. I’m sorry that I haven’t posted on his page about this already, but honestly, in the beginning I was too sick myself to manage more than communicating with the hospital and a small group of family and friends. We, like too many families, have had to watch from afar as our loved one fights this virus. Covid 19 has no interest in just making you sick. It wants to kill you.

That is the battle raging within Norman now. Were it not for the extraordinary care he is getting at the Boston Medical Center he would not have made it this far. He started feeling poorly late on March 27th and by April 6th he was in MICU at BMC. There have been some good days like today, more touch and go days but absolutely no out of the woods days. We are praying constantly for Norman’s full recovery. We know many of you are praying with us, wishing him the best, or sending positive energy his way. We are thankful to you for all of this, and treasure these gifts on his behalf. Because of God’s mercy and reassuring Word, I am trusting His will and prepared for all outcomes. Our hearts are with all of you out there who have lost a loved one or are sick. I want to share a verse that a friend shared with me today. “Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” Romans 12:12

I’ll try to post at least every other day now with an update. When I called this morning he had, had a good night. If this continues and he does pull through, it will likely be a lengthy recovery.

In terms of business. I posted already how to reach me if we have anything in the pipeline that we need to get to you in terms of prints. My phone number is there, but you can email me also at [email protected]. Please don’t be afraid to call me about any of these things. I want to help as soon as possible.

Lastly I am strongly encouraging you to wear a mask or covering
in public. No judgement, just first hand experience knowing what not wearing one can do. Please protect yourself. Please protect others.

Thank you all always,
Jane Crump and family

Photo via Jane Crump on Facebook

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