July 11, 2008 our friend Cheryl was in a horrific car accident and was knocked unconscious and shortly after into a coma. How it happened, why it happened, doesn't really matter at this point as her friends and family are way beyond that, you see, Cheryl is still in a coma a year later. Her boyfriend of 10 years, our friend Rick has been by her side from day one. He has been balancing work, gigs, he's a musician, helping with her website (click here) and helping out her family emotionally. He sings to her, reads to here, massages her, talks to her nurses and doctors and helps make major decisions on her behalf. The doctors don't know what to tell him about her condition and at this point have nothing else to offer except to make sure she is comfortable not knowing how long this could go on and to what degree. My point is, it's been 1 year and Rick is still there at Cheryl's side, although not as much as before due to location. Cheryl was recently moved to a hospital further away from him.
Eric and I have talked a lot in the past year regarding this type of situation and I'm not really going to get into it here, but I will say for the record....we got it covered. I just wanted to let you know that people like Rick exist in this world. People who love unconditional with all their heart and soul, even if the recipient cannot respond. Even if the future looks unclear or dismal they will be there fighting for whats best and be a positive force for the duration however long it takes. We love you guys ~