Dear friends and family of Phil Peterson,
My name is Dan Stokes, owner and president of Diablo Foods. I am writing on behalf of my good friend Phil Peterson, who I have known for 38 years. Phil and I first met when he worked for Diablo Foods for ten years. On April 3rd while vacationing with Phil and Sheila in Maui, Phil experienced a life threatening injury while boogie boarding on Makena Beach. The accident left him temporarily paralized. He was air lifted from Maui to Oahu where he was hospitalized for two weeks. He was then medvac'd to Napa and transfered to Kaiser, Vallejo Medical center where he stayed for 28 days.
While in Vallejo Phil was undergoing rigorious 7 day a week physical therapy and making great strides. He went from little to no movement, to moving his arms and legs in just 28 days.
Today , May 23rd, Phil is headed home for the first time. He will be travelling several times a week from home to Kaiser Vallejo , in a program called "The Bridge Program" for day long physical therapy appointments.
I am asking all of our friends and family to rally around Phil, as all of you know he has the biggest heart and soul of anybody.
Phil is working his tail off to gain mobility back, ive seen him at his physical therapy appointments giving it 120%, and he wants to keep working harder and harder everyday because he is determined to walk again! We know he can do it, and he will walk again.
All expenses are coming out of pocket from here on out, and its going to be extremely expensive going forward.
Lets all rally around Phil, he is loved by each and every one of us. Your contributions to Phil and his family would be appreciated.