Friday, March 24, 2006

Portland Scooterist Needs Our Help

Last year we printed a photo of a woman who had been in a scootering accident as an illustration of how important it is to wear protctive gear when riding. This week, the same woman was in another accident which was much more serious and now leaves her in intensive care. Her injuries are numerous and severe and her friends in Portland are appealing to the scootering community to assist her in the long and expensive revocery period that awaits her. They have set up a bank account and are in the proces of settting up a PayPal account. Here is an excerpt from an email that has been sent out:


She has multiple injuries, including a broken left leg, shattered right knee cap, broken left arm, dislocated right elbow
and several facial fractures. She had undergone a 7 hour surgery on one leg and will have another surgery on her leg tommorrow. The facial reconstructive surguries can not begin until swelling has subsided. Details of the injury can be viewed from this link: http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=84395


Recovery from an accident of this severity will be long, painful, and expensive. We have set up a donation fund through US Bank. Donations can be made at any branch, anywhere in the country in any amount. Just go to a US Bank branch starting *Friday, March 24th* and say you would like to make a donation to the:

*Kalaisha Watrous Donation Fund*


If you can help by donating to Kalaisha's fund please do so. I will post updates on the PayPal account info as soon as I get it. The scootering community is a close one and we all know that an accident such as this could happen to any of us out on the road.


UPDATE 3/25: the PayPal email account to contribute to Kalaisha's recovery fund is: killerfund@gmail.com.

1 comment:

Keys said...

April,

We of the Scarabs Scooter Club in Phoenix are also collecting for this lady. I didn't realize it was the same woman you featured last year!

Also, thanks for being a sponsor of our upcoming Skull Valley Rally.