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.