As previously reported in the District Dispatch, on Monday, October 1, the ALA Washington Office’s Mark Bard was seriously injured when struck by a drunk driver near his home.
As an update on Mark’s condition, he is breathing on his own, but he is still unconscious. He has been moved to the Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
|Mark Bard, at the Future of Technology and Libraries meeting, May 2007||
Anyone wishing to send cards or get well-wishes to Mark is asked to send them in care of:
Kathy Mitchell, Project Coordinator, OITP
We have been informed that hometown friends of the Bard family worked with Chemical Bank in Fennville, Michigan, to set up an account to help the family deal with some of the expenses associated with Mark’s accident. Many caring friends have already donated money to the family through the ALA Washington Office. Some of the money has been given to the family in the form of cash and Visa gift cards. Money that has been recently received by the ALA Washington Office will now be sent to the family in the care of Chemical Bank.
Any further donations or contributions can now be made out to either Phil or Norma Bard (Mark’s parents) and mailed to the following address:
P O Box 329
Fennville, Michigan 49408
Thanks to everyone who have been so generous with their time and money in support of Mark and his family. Please see the earlier post for comments that demonstrate just how much Mark is missed.
Your comments are still welcome.