Thursday, October 30, 2008
10 AM - 6 PM (7 days a week).
As you all know, Ricky is a restless soul, and a nomad. Being pent up, by himself for large periods of time is very hard for him. The best gift you can give him is your company.
That said, he won't turn down any loot, so you can now bring him things to help combat the boredom. He has a portable DVD player, so people can lend him movies. If you want to go the plant route, I would suggest something that doesn't require a lot of care, as his mobility is still fairly minimal. (maybe a cactus?)
Other things that he likes:
-sports (his hockey team is the Buffalo Sabres),
-toys (the weirder, the better)
-Jason (from Friday the 13th), Predator (from Predator)
and Boba Fett (from Star Wars)
-Burger King Whoppers
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
11:00am - 6:00pm
"STRATOSPHERE HAIR SALON" AND "JUJU SALON & SPA"
1259 Granville Street
"Team Ricky it is time to unite. When Ricky gets out of the hospital he will not only need our love and attention, he will also need money. There will be all sorts of therapy and personal things that Ricky will need. The Ricky "Buffalo" Blair Fundraiser will be three events in one: First will be the cut-a-thon. Hairdressers from Stratosphere Hair Salon, JuJu Salon & Spa and Blanche MacDonald will be cutting hair by donation. (There will be a $20 minimum for cuts, another $30 minimum for color and $10 if you just want to have your hair styled). There will be 12 chairs going at all times.Secondly we will be having a bake sale run by Joshua Zuckermann and Julian Bafaro. We will need volunteers to bake and to sell.Thirdly there will be a garage sale run out of Stratosphere Hair Salon. We will also need volunteers and donations for this one as well.Our financial goal for this event is $4000. Of course more money will be needed, but this will be a good start.If you can volunteer, bake or donate please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations can be dropped of at Stratosphere Hair Salon. Please call Charles @ 604.218.7484 first though.We are all excited here at Team Ricky and look forward to a great event...PS Any donations can be made out to Ricky Blair and sent to Stratosphere Hair Salon 1259 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M5"
(the link below requires you to log-in, so you need to have a facebook account)
You can also post to the comments on this blog if you plan to attend or volunteer your services.
There is also this Facebook group for Ricky (also run by Charles), where you can post/view photos or messages to our pal:
TEAM RICKY (Honorary Sabres)
(you do not have to log-in to view this link, although you do if you want to join the group and post anything there)
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Received an update from Charles:
"He was up with his eyes open responding with a thumbs up to questions this morning."
(At least we know our little nomadic friend can still hitchhike)
Charles is going to see him tonight after work.
Should have more details then..
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Hi everyone - Ricky was involved in a very serious accident Wednesday night and is in the ICU at Vancouver General Hospital. He was hit by a car while riding his scooter. He was in a coma and breathing through a ventilator, however, we just got an update from a very good friend of his, Charles, that he is off the ventilator now but has not regained consciousness. At this point his known injuries are cuts, bruises and a hip that was knocked out of joint. It is expected that he will have head injuries but the extent will not be known until he regains consciousness. The hospital has asked that no one visits or phones for now.
We will keep you up-to-date on any more information as we receive it.