Cathy is home and the doctor says that if she follows the rules he's 95% sure she will be close to good as new in about 6 months.
(just in time for GGG -ed)
What a great evening of visiting, music and love for Cathy! It took all of us to make it happen and it was just right. Fifty of you showed up Friday night and sang, told stories, visited, cheered and waved to Cathy on Howie's videotape, helped us set up, brought FOOD, helped clean up, kept the beverages going and shared yourselves with Cathy and all of us. We collected $3775 Friday night and I know many of you who couldn't come to the benefit, sent contributions and cards also - She said mail is pouring in on them!
Cathy is home with a hospital bed - although she can get up into a wheelchair and today spent most of the day sitting up. She came home early so she could be home with Michael and keep his school schedule as routine as possible. She is still on mega drugs for pain- has a long painful road ahead of her - she will not be allowed to put any weight on her left leg for at least 3 months. Greg, Rosalie and her sister Jude are all helping her this week.
Keep your thoughts with Cathy and with Greg and Rosalie - they are the sandwich generation - Before Cathy's accident, they had been trying to keep regular weekly visits to Christine in a nursing home in Boston. Send love.
WE ARE A GREAT BUNCH - I AM HAPPY TO BE A PART OF THE CLARKE FRIENDSHIP POOL!
- Sue Crump
The benefit was quite sucessfull: lots of folks, good food, good cheer, good music, collected about $3,500.
See photos below.
28-nov-04 The invitation ...
As you know, Greg and Rosalie Clarke’s daughter Cathy Silver was in a bad car accident last week. Her left femur was shattered and she is missing about 4" of bone just above the knee. She lost a lot of blood and is bruised all over. She has had surgery on her leg and is in traction.
Here is the catch. Cathy is now a single mother, underinsured and unemployed. She is also now unable to drive for at least 3 months. She will be in rehab for some time and is in desperate need of financial support.
Here is where
you come in. We are going to have a party/participatory
concert to benefit Cathy at Caffè Lena’s this Friday Dec.
3rd at 7:00 p.m.
Lena is donating the use of the space, on a weekend night!
Being a musically talentless guy I thought my contribution could be to look-up some good songs as suggestions, and hope that some stalwart would lead us in singing, or sing themselves.
some songs with links to the lyrics
and some tunes:
(songs of friendship - at digital tradition)
Cathy SilverFor further information contact Sue Crump
P.O. Box 129,
6 West High Street,
Ashley Ohio, 43003
Photos by Howie
Sorry if I didn't get pictures of everyone. This is just a sample of the great folks that "gathered" to lend support to Cathy.