One of my students, aikido shodan, and co-owner of our dojo, Barbara Bowen-Kelso suffered two ruptured brain aneurysms last week. She was life flight lifted to Dallas TX for emergency brain surgery and is currently in the hospital and will be throughout the holidays. She appears to not have any permanent brain damage at this time. She is not out of the woods however as vasospasms can cause a stroke. She is at the highest risk period right now. Unfortunately, her health insurance was to go into effect January 1st, 2002-talk about bad timing. Medical bills are expect to reach $100,000 before this is over. They were only able to repair one of the aneurysms due to her being weak and the other being in a difficult location and smaller.
Please send your positive healing thoughts, ki, meditations, and or prayers for her full recovery. If you are able to contribute even a small amount, a medical fund has been set up at a local bank which has graciously waived fees.
Barbara Bowen Medical Fund
1st National Bank
123 N. Colorado St.
Midland, TX 79701
Attn: Robin Richey
We also hope to do a fund raising seminar next year.
Thanks for any positive thoughts and assistance. This is legitimate by the way.
Dr. John Riggs
Ta Ch'u Academy of the Martial Arts