Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mark Pauline on Todd Blair (at dorkbotSF fundraiser) 

A good background on Todd's involvment and numerous contributions to SRL from Mark Pauline, from the special dorkbotSF fundraiser for Todd Blair. Video taken by James Young:

Todd continues to make good progress and is out of ICU! But recovering from head injury is a long process. There are a few fundraisers in the works including a dinner on November 9th and a big Blue and Green Ball on December 1st. More details and updates here

Many thanks to those who came out in support for the dorkbotSF event, especially to donors boingboing, Make:, Kyle Minor Design, Eric Paulos, Karen Marcelo, David Calkins and Simone Davalos, TCho, John Law, Liisa Pine, Kal Spelletich, Greg Leyh, Alan and Ellen Anzalone, GX Jupitter-Larsen / Haters, RE/Search, Foodhacking.com, Doug Sutton, Clint Cleveland, Kimric Smythe and Shannon O'Hare, Ralf Burgert, Joe Grand, Melanie Miguel, Nathan Parrish, Bobby 089, Jonathan Foote, Michele Pred, Charlie Gadeken, Meredith Scheff, and Jon Sarriguarte.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Show Images, Todd Blair Fundraisers 

The previous post was premature, Todd did seem to be waking up but doctors had to sedate him until a re-occuring fever subsides. He remains in a stable holding pattern and his father has arrived in Amsterdam, while Mark, Amy, and Jake Eddie return to San Francisco.

There are several events planned for the coming months to address the very real and serious medical and financial condition Todd and partner Alexandria find themselves in.

Thanks to SRL crew member and event host Kyle Minor October 10th will be a special dorkbot in honor of Todd's recovery. SRL member Eric Paulos, long-time SRL friend Ken Goldberg, and others will be giving presentations. There will be an auction where people can bid on souveniers from RE/Search, SRL members and valuable services from John Law, SRL crew members, Seemen and more! 100% of all proceeds will go toward Todd's fund.

Images from the Amsterdam show are being processed but some of them are posted already. Please keep checking as there are lots more!

Image of Hindenbaby from John Mathieu

Todd's progress can be tracked on this blog. If you cannont attend Todd Blair events, we would still very much appreciate any amount you care to donate.

A PayPal account for Todd and Alex has been set up by their good friend Susie Maunu. Please click on the link below if you would like to donate something. Thanks!


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