The following is a message from Sir Siridean regarding a long standing
member of our kingdom. Whether you know Catherine Ann or not, your
help and kind words will be greatly appreciated.
To clear the air and let everyone know what is going on here is situation
with regards to Catherine Ann and BDR.
Catherine Ann was involved in a car accident in Phoenix, Arizona over Labor
Day weekend. The crash involved her rental car and a bus. CA was unconscious
at the scene and was airlifted to the hospital. She remained sedated (kept
unconscious) by hospital staff with a breathing tube inserted. CA sustained
7 broken ribs on her left side (thus the difficulty with breathing) a broken
right wrist, broken nose, badly banged up left arm and shoulder, and several
small cuts from the glass.
After a couple unsuccessful attempts to remove the breathing tube it was
finally removed and CA was conscience and able to communicate. However, with
her multiple injuries she was, and still is, in a good deal of pain.
Upon further testing by a variety of specialist it was discovered this past
Saturday that CA had also suffered a broken neck, and was having some
difficulty with moving her extremities (she had movement, just not very
much). CA underwent surgery that evening to repair two vertebrae (C6 and C7)
and a "leak" in her spinal column. The surgery was viewed as a success.
However, with the added pain and sedation the doctors have chosen to
reinsert the breathing tube to assist CA in her recovery and pain
management. CA is awake and aware and is able to communicate with BDR.
For BDR's part he flew to Phoenix shortly after hearing about the accident.
He as been staying with friends, hospital and the occasional hotel (he does
not want to be seen as a burden). This means he has been away from work and
will continue to be away from work for the immediate future. This is not a
So here is deal. BDR and CA are not gonna ask ya....but I am. :)
They need our help. Neither of them are able to work at the moment and the
cost of day to day needs of BDR and the medical bills for CA are mounting.
It is time for us to reach out and help these members of our family as they
struggle through this difficult time. Even if you can not spare a dollar to,
but you will be a Lilies, please stop by Rory's Pouch and sign one of the
many cards we will have for everyone to sign.
PayPal account: [log in to unmask] <mailto:talia%40kc.rr.com> com It's set up to
accept credit cards, cash transfers, e-checks, etc. In order to keep things
straight, I would like any donation going through there to have a notation
(there's a spot for transaction notes). I'd like the notation to state the
name of the person making the donation and that it is for CA & BDR.
Lilies: Go to the merchant booth Rory's Pouch, or find Sir Siridean or Her
Ladyship Talia. (several friends will be running the shop for them in their
Other: Mail donations to:
ATTN: CA & BDR
11695 S. Rene Ct.
Olathe, KS 66062
CARDS and LETTERS:
I am sorry I can not provide any phone numbers or hospital address at this
time. While she is stable, there are still possibilities of her being moved
to other area/hospitals/treatment centers to address her many injuries. Once
this information is more solid I will share any information that I have.
If you are going to be at Lilies, you may drop off any card or letter you
want at Rory's Pouch. As I mentioned above there will be several cards there
for anyone to sign that would like to show their support.
If you are not at Lilies, or want to send something later, you can send it
to he address I have listed above and I will see that they receive it.
As a final request, please cross post to anyone that you feel would be
interested in this information. I will post updates as I receive them from