Chris Skyhawk, during a challenging campaign for Supervisor, was felled by a hemorrgagic stroke on Tuesday June 26th and was flown out of Fort Bragg to a Bay Area hospital with a top notch neuro unit. He underwent surgery to remove excess blood from his brain as he was at risk of losing his life. The surgery went well but we do not yet know the extent of the damage.
A week later, he has been released from any emergency support and is slowly recovering speech and use of his left side. The recovery will be slow but the family and doctors are optimistic. Meanwhile the family needs a bit of support for travel and daily needs while Chris is in the hospital in Castro Valley, and eventually in a rehab facility.
Insurance is covering some of the hospital bills, but family and home maintenance is ongoing while the family cares for Chris. Any contributions to help this local family weather the expenses of emergency illness and recovery are immensely appreciated. Tell your friends and stay tuned for more updates. Many thanks for the words and deeds of support.