A Burners life hangs in the balance. PLEASE HELP HER

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A Burners life hangs in the balance. PLEASE HELP HER

Postby moshe! » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:46 pm

Guys, a long time burner and staff member(dpw/gate) was involved in a brutal accident in India. Shes in a coma there and we need to get her home. Your contributions , no matter how small can save her life.

please please please dig into your soul and save a special memeber of our community.

go to www.friendsofhollis.blogspot.com and give whatever you can

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A Burners life hangs in the balance. PLEASE HELP HER

Postby moshe! » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:47 pm

Guys, a long time burner and staff member(dpw/gate) was involved in a brutal accident in India. Shes in a coma there and we need to get her home. Your contributions , no matter how small can save her life.

please please please dig into your soul and save a special memeber of our community.

go to www.friendsofhollis.blogspot.com and give whatever you can
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Postby wedeliver » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:01 pm

I am so sorry that this has happened. I will do what I can to help. Keep us posted. I just don't know what to say, but I/we are here, let us know what else we can do to help.
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Postby LeChatNoir » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:52 pm

Can you set up some sort of art auction site?

I’ve seen this be a successful approach several times before.

Thanks for the heads-up and for sharing the link. I’ll keep up to date on it and pass the word to others, including some local DPW folks.
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Postby CapSmashy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:59 pm

I cross posted to a large message board I frequent to try and start working on support from outside the burner community.
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Postby betrdanevr » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:24 pm

How awful!

I just made a small donation, and I challenge everyone else to do the same if you can.
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Postby moshe! » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:49 am

thanks guys the more eyes see this the better so pass it on please!
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Postby Monkeypoo » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:23 am

I always light white candles when I hear about
these kinds of things. A few here will help too...
Get well real soon, Hollis!!!

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Postby Artemis » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:06 pm

I'm so sorry to hear about Hollis. Thank you for spreading the word. I'm putting her, and her family, in my thoughts and prayers. Kudos to boyfriend Harrison for all of the strain he must be bearing.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:10 pm

And for your own protection, when you travel, get medical evacuation insurance. You probably want to pony up for some before the burn, if your health insurance doesn't cover it.
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Postby Toolmaker » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:33 pm

Insurance is helpful when you wind up needing it.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:39 pm

Exactly.
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Postby BitterDan » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:06 am

I'm glad to see she's improving. I hope you are able to raise the money to get her to Stanford and/or home.
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Postby DoriumLux » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:48 pm

This is very sad. Travel insurance is so important. I get it when I go to the burn and I'm definitely purchasing it for my trip to South America this summer. The peace of mind is worth the $30 to $80 it costs to cover yourself.
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Postby lonestoner916 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:24 pm

Bumping this up to the top where it belongs.
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Postby Artemis » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:13 pm

bump
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:08 pm

Where do you get it?
Unless AntiM decides that's too commercial.
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I love Hollis

Postby actiongrl » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:14 pm

This is more than a bump - this is my every-few-hours-I-try-to-tell-another-list-about-Hollis push for the 8 PM hour.

BUMP BUMP BUMP

There are fundraisers coming up in SF and NYC.

Hollis has been in the national news in India:
http://www.hinduonnet.com/2009/03/06/st ... 611000.htm

and here in SF:

http://www.sfbg.com/blogs/politics/2009 ... n_com.html


please donate if you can

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Postby DoriumLux » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:17 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Where do you get it?
Unless AntiM decides that's too commercial.


I get it from USAA. Unfortunately, it's for military or family members of military members.
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Postby AntiM » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:12 am

Referrals are always cool.
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Postby wedeliver » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:10 am

let's get her home.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:50 pm

DoriumLux wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Where do you get it?
Unless AntiM decides that's too commercial.


I get it from USAA. Unfortunately, it's for military or family members of military members.
Hey, an actual benefit to serving your country.

Actually, I'm a member, which is ridiculous, but I'm okay with that.

So, if anyone else has a good source (What Me, Google?) let us know.

And if you click the link upthread, it seems like they've gathered a third of what they need. That's a lot of dedicated work, and a lot of generous people.
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Postby AntiM » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:03 pm

I merged the two threads so all the information would be in one place. More effective for communicating.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:22 pm

That presupposes communication is the point. *winks*
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Postby jkisha » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:52 pm

Sorry to hear the news; hope everything works out well for her and her family.

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Postby wedeliver » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:54 am

We still have work to do here.

She is accepting food through a tube in her nose, although they are still giving her milk despite her allergy (they don't have ricemilk but they sure do in California!!).


The cost to transport her to the United States is enormous.

It may work out that we'll have to buy a section of a commercial plane for everyone and all the gear and her on a stretcher but nothing is set up yet. This is surely a coordination nightmare with airlines and airports and ambulances and government and visas and passports etc.. Things however are obviously looking up. We may even make it home in time for my birthday on the 21st of March. That would be the be the best birthday present I could ever get. Thank you, Thank you.


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Postby Da Mule » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:36 am

Sending good wishes to India.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:58 am

I've made this sticky until we get her home.
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Postby CapSmashy » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:05 am

We've used a company called Travel Guard for our international travel.

http://www.travelguard.com/

Our last trip to Argentina, the insurance was around $300 for 2 of us and covered us for every conceivable reason that our trip could be delayed, from the airline going under to terrorism to "acts of god", and finding us lodging and transpotation during delays. Insurance on baggage and effects, medical coverage, 500k in medical evac coverage to destination hospital of choice, emergency evac coverage for government unrest, war or natural disaster, 500k life insurance coverage each if we were killed...

We have used them on four trips to date and I am going to be checking into coverage for the trip to Burning Man and back and see what kind of coverage they have for road trips.
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Postby betrdanevr » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:03 pm

Now, I'm talking out of my ass here, but I pray that any and all who know Larry will get on the hotline to him and make the wires buzz.

Surely he has contacts with movers and shakers or knows people who do -- some business or somebody with an airplane who at least has the self-serving need to generate some goodwill and/or make the news by using their corporate plane for something really GREAT -- to get this gal to the US hospital for life-saving treatment!

Just brainstorming here!
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