Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Status Update

After a week which can very accurately be called a roller coaster, Laura is now resting comfortably at a care facility connected to her hospital. Her condition is stable for the time being, and she has been moved up near the top of the list for a liver transplant.

The outpouring of support--financial and otherwise--has continued unabated. We did not know what to expect when we set up this fund, this blog, when first we sent out those first calls for help in the NYC and Twin Cities music scenes. We are incredibly gratified to discover that Laura is just as important to you all as she is to us and that you all are rallying behind her. Reading some of the notes of support she's received, they seem more like thank-you notes: "Thank you, Laura, for the music you've helped create," "Thank you, Laura, for being such a good friend," "Thank you, Laura, for the inspiration of your example." Not direct quotes, but paraphrases of letters and emails that have helped Laura weather this very trying time. Seeing her and the impact your letters have on her as she reads them brings smiles to all of our faces and makes us appreciate her all the more.

Please keep sending whatever you can--money, compassion, prayers. They are giving Laura the will she needs to continue this fight.

Thank you.



NYCDreamin said...

Hey Laura...Hope your spirits are high.
I see on BushTetrasMyspace the date is set for the Minneapolis benefit - 01/17/09. What venue??? Any word on who else will appear?

Keep fighting and keep smiling!


NYCDreamin said...

Hey...I just saw on BT's Myspace the venue has been announced. I called to confirm and the nice sounding lady who answered the phone said yes, it is CONFIRMED, and also said how excited she is to be having the BT's play there!

Bush Tetras/W/Skoal Kodiak
@ Nick & Eddie's
1612 Harmon Place (Near Loring Park)
Minneapolis, MN

*No start time or admission price listed yet though. That info will follow a.s.a.p.

Treehouse Records said...

Admission price: $30 minimum donation please.

Start time: 9:00 P.M.

Advance tickets: Treehouse Records, Electric fetus, Nick & Eddie