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9/9/2016 Latest post:
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Chris is a part of a wide circle of people, this is for all those who know Chris and have connections with him, one way or another.
At the Bach Festival August 28th Chris suffered a stroke in the left temporal lobe of the brain. He was brought to the Memorial Hospital in North Conway where they knew he needed to be taken by helicopter to the Maine Medical Center in Portland. Larry, who was also playing at the concert, was at the ER with Natalia when I arrived and stayed on and got me to Maine Medical. Chris was already in surgery when we arrived. They removed a large clot from his brain. He was not paralyzed in any way, but his word recognition, language control, and vision are greatly impaired. Every day he makes great strides. I spend many hours with him and go to some of his therapies and can see his great will and energy to reconnect the areas affected. The violin travels back and forth with me every day, and we find a place so he can play it. He was relieved to see he maintained his ability and could use the bow, but the reading of music is hard right now.
We are taking things one day at a time right now, moving ahead through a whole new landscape. Our profound thanks to all who think of him and send thoughts and good energy.