Richard and Jennifer say: "A huge thank you to everyone who participated in and attended the benefit concert at the Chapel of the Chimes on Sunday. The energy was overflowing with love, caring, enthusiasm and above all community spirit. People came together to enjoy an afternoon of music and food and to share thoughts of encouragement with us. Our sincere thanks to Jim Callahan, Enid Hunkeler and all the event planners and volunteers. Special thanks to 'John' for his many hours of preparation. We recorded parts of the event and showed Chris later that night. He enjoyed watching it. Chris is also in school at Children's. He has a full day schedule and is enjoying visits from his schoolmates."
Jennifer says: "From the second I entered the room I began to cry. Looking to my left, right or straight ahead I saw my co-workers from the Division of Research (Kaiser) selling tickets, serving food or beverages and much more. Thank you so very much. You know I love you all.'"
Oakland Tribune article is here. San Francisco Chronicle article is here.
Chris is a 10-year-old boy who is currently paralyzed from the waist down after being hit by a stray bullet while attending a piano lesson on January 10th, 2008. Chris and his family face a difficult road ahead, and will need all the support and donations you can give. This blog is dedicated to keeping the public informed about how to help.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Please know that any offers or suggestions are being passed on to Chris's family. While they are too overwhelmed to constantly monitor the site at this time, we (Friends of the Family) have been passing on information to them. At least one of us visits this site everyday, forwarding all offers and suggestions to Chris's family. Please continue to leave words of encouragement, offers, suggestions and questions. Thank you all so much for visiting!