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Make tax-deductible checks payable to: Help Hope Live, with "In honor of Cash Burnaman" in the memo section

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Yesterday Tammy and I went with Kessa to see the Qutab Minar- a famous Mughal minaret. Kessa is sister and caretaker to Tyler (the teenager who broke his neck playing football). She feels uncomfortable going outside the clinic alone so we try to get her out with us occasionally. I thought she was overreacting until I saw the response she gets from the locals. It's like she's a celebrity. Personally, I have had several dozen random Indians request pictures taken with me- it is bizarre. But because she is blonde, fair skinned, female, and larger than the locals Kessa gets literally mobbed.

I had just said that we should start charging 20 rupees per photo with Kessa to earn cab fair when the group of women shown below swamped us. Over 15 individuals had to rotate through getting a photo taken with her. She was a good sport about it all and conceded that it is a great confidence builder.

Today Dr. Geeta Schroff revoked Cash's walker. She says he has come to believe that he can't walk without it. It's a crutch, so to speak. So we are going to try it her way for a while. It's hard though because he asks in sign language to walk in the walker.

Tomorrow Cash is due for another procedure where he gets a shot at both the top and bottom of his spine and must lie flat for four hours. We'll let you know how it goes.

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