Welcome, this site will be the primary place to find information about Rob Totoonchie's recovery from serious injuries sustained from a falling tree branch this past weekend. We're glad you're here.
On Saturday, October 26, Rob was camping in the Mendocino mountains beneath an oak tree, minding his own business, when a large branch fell uninvited into his tent. The limb fell across Rob's torso breaking his pelvis and multiple ribs, punctured his lung, and ruptured his liver. His spinal cord and head escaped major injuries.
Rob is out of immediate danger and in stable condition at a hospital in Redding--thanks to the prompt actions of his friends and emergency medical responders. Rob is conscious and very much himself, cracking an occasional joke and approaching this with his typical indomitable spirit. And for this, we are all immensely grateful.
That said, he is absolutely exhausted and still in a lot of pain. And, it's clear that the path back to health from injuries as significant as these will take time, be expensive, and likely take a few unexpected turns. Rob will need our help.
Megan Hart has already set up a gofundme site, linked to this page, where you can make donations to defray what will be significant medical expenses as well as lost income while he focuses on getting better. If you have the means, please donate.
We will update this site soon with updates on Rob's condition and more ways to help.