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, Mark remains unconscious but stabilized. He is out of the hospital and currently at the Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Alexandria, Virginia, for long term care. The full extent of Mark’s recovery is still unknown, unfortunately, largely due to the severity of the brain injury. However, he exhibits some movement and opens his eyes infrequently. We have no further information as this time, but OITP will continue to share updates on Mark’s condition as they become available. Thank you for continuing to visit the blog and leave your comments.
UPDATE – 7/9/2008: Mark remains unconscious but stable.
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