The North Carolina Division of the Southern States PBA has started a fund to help Sergeant Rick Tullis with medical expenses. On October 27th, Rick was admitted to ICU for pneumonia. Further diagnosis found that Rick had a severe staph infection related to a heart value replacement he had a year ago. Although Rick is still hospitalized, he has made remarkable progress to the point that he is recovery is now being called a miracle. His continued recovery is expected to take months.