I saw this message tonight:
Rabbi Schuster is quite ill – struggling with the effects of Lewy Body Disease, a rare degenerative condition with symptoms similar to both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. In the last 2 weeks, his condition has sadly deteriorated to the point where he now requires full-time in-patient care.
Unfortunately there has been a major down turn in R Meir’s condition in the past few hours, and his condition is critical. He is going in to major surgery within the next hour [this was on Friday] and the medical opinion has not been positive.
He has the best medical experts on the case. He needs our tefillos [prayers] immediately. Please circulate amongst the list of friends to daven [pray] and say Tehillim [psalms] for the next few hours [or even now, afterward] which are critical. The surgery is taking place in Sha’arei Tzedek.
His Hebrew name is Meir Tzvi ben Mirka