Ben Greiner

Bart, We’ve kept your desktop just the way you left it. Nothing is out of place and we look forward to working with you again very soon!

Scott Ward

Bart, we draw inspiration from you. Stay sharp and strong!

Drew Crosby

B art A mazingly R ecovers…T ada!

I love you Pops!

Wendy Pressley-Jacobs

You can do it! RIC and PT is hard, but reaps tremendous benefits. You’ve always excelled at everything you do. This will be no different! Sending you strength, perseverance, and love.

Joerg Metzner

Pardon the double post. As I looked up at the TV after reading about your accident this is what was up on the screen. I kid you not. Looking forward seeing you on your feed again soon.

Joerg Metzner

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.

Update from Brad Crosby 11/13


Well, it’s been a long run, and it’s not over yet. Bart will be on the move this week to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. And while we know life doesn’t always go as planned, the fact is, Bart is coming back.

Bart’s health is now very stable, however, there’s going to be a lot of room to grow with his physical stability. This will be the next phase of the “come back” period and we remain optimistic about his full recovery.

Every tube, pic, prod, and most medications have been removed, and the only invasive item he will leave the hospital with is a “tunneled line” for dialysis. Bart’s kidneys are not coming back as rapidly as the rest of his body, so there’s a need for continuous dialysis. Time will tell if he needs permanent dialysis.

As you would guess, laying on your back for 2 months causes some serious hurdles. Bart is 30 pounds lighter and has lost significant muscle mass. RIC has promised to turn Bart inside out and is determined to get Bart back to a healthy and normal place.

RIC is a phenomenal facility and we are all very confident that Bart will benefit nowhere else better than here.

The visitation doors will open here soon. Bart would like to get adjusted to his new surroundings, but he’s just as excited to visit with every last one of you! His stay could be a month or more here so…. pace yourselves. And bring your work out clothes because Bart will be involved with PT three times a day. He will be a very busy guy and the RIC staff encourages visitors to participate!

Bart thanks all of you so very much for your love and continued support, as does the Crosby family. More to come soon.



Richard Paul

Sending you Strength, Love and Hope.
Get well Bart!!!

jilly simons

those boots were made for walkin’ and that’s just what you’ll do!
[nice boots!] come back strong hoBart. xo jilly

Bart Crosby

Dear All,

Thank you, thank you, thank you. All of your notes have lifted my spirits and given me the encouragement to get back soon. Today I am starting the second phase of my treatments and will be moving to The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

So…after a broken back, two broken feet, pneumonia, two heart attacks, an angiogram, and dialysis three times per week, I’ll finally be taught how to walk again!

Special thanks to my children Jill and Drew who have guided my recovery and Bradly who has acted as my voice, my hands, and my connection to my business and the world.


Russell Lord

PT is tough. You’re tougher.
Keep it up, Bart!

Jennifer Morla

Mr. B, your creativity and imagination are missed terribly.
Hoping for a speedy recovery.

Miss you. xo Jennifer

Alexander Isley

Come back strong, my friend. Thinking of you and your family.

Rob Dewey

Wishing you a speedy recovery!