Chris is a 10-year-old boy who is currently paralyzed from the waist down after being hit by a stray bullet while attending a piano lesson on January 10th, 2008. Chris and his family face a difficult road ahead, and will need all the support and donations you can give. This blog is dedicated to keeping the public informed about how to help.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Update - January 31

From Chris's mother Jennifer: "A mere three weeks after the shooting incident Chris continues to improve. His kidneys and wounds are healing nicely. He participates in physical and occupational therapy and is beginning a school program. Children's hospital has many great activities to keep him occupied and he is greatly enjoying limited visits from school friends. His spirits are good. Chris really enjoys reading the many beautiful cards from everyone. He reads all the cards we bring. Though he does not realize the magnitude of the outpouring of thoughts and prayers and well wishes he is grateful for the outpouring.
Richard and I want to thank everyone who has sent words of encouragement or offers to help. The encouraging words keep us all going. We are so impressed with the various fund raising events and marches for peace. We want to thank Crocker parents and friends who are so very supportive at this time. We are returning calls as time allows and will get to everyone. We also want to thank the staff at Children's hospital. Everyone loves children and feels good to Chris, Richard and I."

7 comments:

Gourmet Gifts said...

Your story has touched us and we'd like to send you and your family a gift basket. We own a gift basket company in San Jose. Is it ok to send it to he hospital?

Debbie Quintana

Lydia from Lehman Bros, SF said...

We hosted a small bake sale in our office a couple days ago and raised some money for the family. The funds have been deposited at a local Wells Fargo Bank, but we would like to send Chris and his family a card, along with some photos from the bake sale. Could you please let us know where we can mail the card?
Thanks!

friends of the family said...

Debbie,

Thank you for your offer of a gift basket! Please send it to the hospital.

Lydia,

Thank you for helping to raise funds for Chris! You can send the card and pictures to the hospital

Christopher Rodriguez
c/o Children's Hospital
747 52nd street
Oakland, CA 94609

Ms G said...

To Christopher and family,
May God guide you all through this tough time. May his blessings heal you greatly. Even during an ordeal as this, you all have many angels around you to help you, may they be friends, family or even strangers....they are all wonderful people. I don't know you personally, but just reading this wonderful site, I feel I know you all. I wish you all many blessings and Christopher, I do hope you're up and well real soon. God Bless you all!
Gina Romo
Pittsburg CA

Lydia from Lehman Bros, SF said...

Here's the link to some pictures we took from our little bake sale at Lehman Brothers San Francisco on Jan 30th:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=dej7e3n.6lphj0ev&x=0&y=-yiz661

Anonymous said...

Lydia,

Please check that link and post it again. It doesn't seem to be working. Thanks!

lydia said...

I just tried copying and pasting the link and it worked... Hmmm...