The Schilling Show mourns the passing of Dr. Gary Helmbrecht, a friend of the Charlottesville community.
Dr. Helmbrecht appeared on WINA’s The Schilling Show approximately 19 times beginning in 2009, sharing his passion for constitutional government and his concern for the future of his profession. On December 22, 2010 Gary made his final visit to The Schilling Show, this time representing “Worth Your Wait,” encouraging abstinence as a healthy lifestyle choice for young people.
Donations in memory of Dr. Gary Helmbrecht may be made to:
Wesley T. Helmbrecht RTS Foundation
430 Foxdale Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Listen to Rob Schilling’s on-air remembrance of Dr. Gary Helmbrecht:
The news of Dr. Helmbrecht’s passing has had an overwhelming impact on me, in such a way that words can not even begin to express the magnitude of sorrow I feel. My heart is heavy for the family he leaves behind, the patients who’s lives he changed, and the community as a whole. I have the utmost admiration for this man, as I have experienced his wisdom and expertes first hand. As a patient in recovery for opiate dependancy, it was in complete desperation that I found Dr. H. Being at the darkest point in my life, I walked into the office of a physician who, from the first moment, didn’t see me as an addict, didn’t judge me for my misguided self-destructive decisions I had made or the turmoil I had caused in my life or the lives of those around me, but saw me as a human being undefined by those bad choices and mistakes. He then began to guide me and did so for the next two years as I struggled with this disease. He was so much more than a Doctor to me, he was like a father, friend, and confidant..As I googled his name yesterday, after recieving the devastating news, I found that there are many more he has had such an impact on and many more stories of lives he has touched and forever changed. He was a true hero, a self-less servent who will greatly be missed by so many. He will forever be honored and remembered thru the lives he impacted, changed and touched.. I am a better person having known Gary, may he RIP
THIS MAN SAVED MY LIFE AND TRIED TO HELP SO MANY PEOPLE HE IS THE DR WHO SAVED MY LIFE GETTING ME OFF 1200 PILLS A MONTH THEN HE TOOK HIS OWN AND WE WILL NEVER KNOW WHY PLEASE SHARE THIS IF YOU WERE HIS PATIENT THEN YOU WERE LUCKY HE WOULD HELP NO MATTER WHAT IT TOOK AND IVE HAD ENOUGH DRS IN MY LIFE THE GREATEST ONE KILLED HIMSELF I MISS THIS MAN.
I just now found out that dr. Gary helmbrecht past. It’s so overwhelming right now! I was a patient of his years ago. He was the only doctor that was able to help me. One of the greatest man I’ve ever known. So much to say! Right now just too overwhelmed! I will tell me more another day but right now just too overwhelming!
hi this Dr. Gary Helmbrecht was my uncle he made me and my brother laugh a lot. I miss him a lot I never could be mad at him he was so nice and kind he loved to play ticks and we play tricks on my dad. But he got my best friend to me. We were looking for a dog and his neighbors dog had just had baby’s. So my dad went and got the dog while Uncle Gary took the other dog. HE came home and surprised us with the dog. Now when ever I look at my dog I see a pieces of Uncle Gary. Another thing uncle Gary did was get my parents together. Uncle Gary met my mom and thought my dad his brother would like her and they ended up getting married.
This man was a passionate man and saw people for their potential.
His specialty was getting addicted pregnant women thru their pregnancy and child birthing all the while kicking opiate addiction. He helped someone very close to me to regain a normal life after getting addicted and pregnant, she is now a solid citizen and mother and would be dead if it weren’t for this man. And he was a loving man of this Christian character. He spent a lot of time around drug addicts and never judged them , helping them to get their life back . God rest his soul.