Serious dose of P&P needed
I don't need P&P for myself, but I have a coworker who is in dire need of it.
My coworker (Jo Anne) and her daughter (Mallory, who is a freshman in college) were scheduled to leave for WDW yesterday. Jo Anne surprised Mallory with this trip. Mallory has been to WDW before, but she was either really young on her trips or went there as part of cheerleading competitions, so she hasn't really been able to experience "the world" yet. At any rate, they were both VERY excited about their trip. They were going to stay at Port Orleans, take the segway class at Epcot, visit Animal Kingdom for the first time, do lots of shopping, etc... They had a really nice trip set up, and I, being the resident Disney nut at work, shared lots of thoughts with Jo Anne, so I was really excited for her and Mallory.
In the middle of the day Friday, Jo Anne's husband Joe started having pains in his stomach and his shoulder. They weren't terrible, but by the time she got home from work (he's retired, and he was already home), he said they'd gotten steadily worse. She took him to the local ER and dropped him off at the door. In the time it took her to park her car and walk into the ER, he had passed out. He fractured his skull and now has swelling on the brain. They had to "bring him back" with the paddles. They did some work on him, and in addition to swelling on the brain, three of his arteries are clogged. He's doing so poorly that they had to transfer him to a different hospital. (The hospital he was originally at is not particularly small, so the fact that they had to transfer him indicates that he's doing poorly.)
Needless to say, Jo Anne and Mallory did not go to WDW. I don't know when they'll be able to go, but of course their priority right now (and hopefully for the near future) is Joe. I can't imagine how it must feel to be on the highest of highs, knowing that you're going to go to The Happiest Place on Earth, to go to the lowest of lows, having your husband/father suddenly almost die. If you have any P&P to spare for Joe, Jo Anne, Mallory, and Melissa (the other daughter), I'm sure they could use it.