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From the Secretary’s Table

Don at his "table" at the Stated Meeting

On July 17, Don went to see the doctor for an EKG and a chest x-ray. After the x-ray they held on to him for a few hours then released him. While getting into his friend’s van he became real weak and fell to the ground.

Two passing EMTs saw him there and asked if he hit his head. He wasn’t sure so they brought him back into the hospital for x-rays. Don says that somehow on his ride on the gurney his foot was injured. It ended up being broken.

He was admitted to the hospital for a few days. They were not able to do surgery on the foot because of medication Don takes. Next he was sent to a rehab facility in Hayward which Don did not like because of how he was treated and the general maintenance of the facility itself. He took matters into his own hands, calling 9-1-1 and getting transferred back to the hospital.

From there, his son was able to get him into rehab in Castro Valley. He was sent home in early September but is house- and wheelchair-bound. Although he has a ramp outside his house, his wife is not able to push him up it. His best friend, Robert made sure he had access to his computer again so Don is as happy as he can be for now. Don was back at his Secretary’s Table (although it was lowered to the floor) at the September Stated Meeting.

An artists rendition of Don on Day 30

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