Here’s the latest update on the Ewart Family. In the early morning on Tuesday, December 20th, fire destroyed their Valencia home. Six family members were in the house at the time, three were seriously injured and sent to the Grossman Burn Center. Last weekend, David Ewart was the final family member to be released from the Grossman Burn Center. Since the fire, our Valley has jumped in to assist as the Ewart’s recover. This is the latest update courtesy of neighbors, Josy and Steve Block.
DAVID had some doctors appointments today (Tuesday) and will be getting into the routine of going to physical therapy sessions, doctor appointments and the like. Tomorrow, he will be fitted for a pressure suit that he will need to wear 24/7 for the next several months. It will take about 3 weeks for the suit to be made and since it is so tailored there could even be more alterations needed once the suit comes in. He is in good spirits. He is trying not to scratch his neck/back, though his skin itches terribly. He is sleeping better at night since having the heated mattress pad, though occasionally his temperature gets hot & cold and makes it too uncomfortable to sleep.
MICHAEL had a very warm reception at school yesterday – the kids were great! Today he had doctors appointments which took up most of the day. He is continuing to rest, when needed. We were told that the doctors were concerned about Michael’s range of motion in his arms, so he has had to sleep with these huge things on his arms. He didn’t sleep very well at first, but now is getting used to them & slept better the last couple of nights. If this doesn’t take care of the problem, he may have to have another surgery on his arms, so please pray for total and complete strength & flexibility so that he won’t have to have the surgery.
* The last day to get payment in for those who pre-registered for the EARLY Comedy Show (on March 19th) will be Friday 1/27/06. This show is almost full, as some people who pre-registered added people to their party, so there may not be enough room for everyone at the first show. If anyone would like to change to the later show, please let us know. We will fill the spots on a first come-first served basis. Thank you for your understanding.
* On March 11, 2006 at 8:00pm, Vince Falzone, local musician, will be hosting the "Vince Falzone CD Release Benefit Concert" at the Canyon Theater Guild. Half of all proceeds will be donated to the David Ewart Catastrophe Fund. Tickets are $12 each and may be ordered by calling Lily Qian-Falzone at (661) 803-5594 or emailing her at: email@example.com. The content of the concert is all family-friendly and the style of music is Pop/Rock.
Remember to check the websites… http://www.EwartAid.org
and Jonathan’s website: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
*** SPECIAL REQUEST ***
* David, a professional violinist in LA had several violins, bows and a viola in his home on December 20th all of which were lost as a result of the tragic fire. This unfortunate loss included several bows by Sartory, Hill and Nurenberger and a fine Italian violin by Jannarius Gaglianus, made in 1765. Anyone who knows David, knows that the music continues to live in his heart, his soul and his spirit. He can’t possibly keep it bottled up inside – his music must be shared with not only the community…but the world. If there is anyone who might have a Jannarius Gaglianus violin in their possession, would they consider letting David use it to share his beautiful music once again? It would be a most amazing blessing if we could help to reunite a masterful violinist with an instrument worthy of his talents.