Celebrating life, our country and compassion!

2013 June 17
by admin

ImageThe Fourth of July has always been one of our favorite holidays. Good food, warm temperatures, connecting with friends and families, sharing the optimism and patriotism of this country is a great pleasure!

It is also Crystal’s brother Anthony Widmann’s favorite holiday. The Widmann family lives on the other side of Stony Hill Rd. Crystal participated in the first Teacher Training program held at the studio, and has been teaching here ever since!

Each year, at our respective picnics, we have a firework rivalry that is quite incredible (as you may have noticed if you have ever passed by Stony Hill Rd that night)! There is no planning, but every year as it gets dark, the family and friends gather on the lawn, the birds are put away, and the sky begins to light up with progressively larger and more spectacular displays of light and booms and fireworks. Cheers and applause are heard from each yard as we try to out do each other!

On this July 4th, as a special celebration, and in honor of a families and communities love and dedication, we are holding two special classes as a fundraiser for Anthony. As some of you may know, Anthony was in a serious motorcycle accident on July 27, 2012 in which he sustained a severe traumatic brain injury.

Although he was wearing a helmet, it was thrown from his head upon impact. When he arrived at the hospital, doctors were unsure if he would survive. He suffered several skull and bone fractures, was bleeding from his brain and was in critical condition in the neurological ICU for 27 days. When he awoke from a medically induced coma, he was unable to speak, walk, eat or perform any daily living tasks on his own. The only way he could communicate was by blinking his eyes.

 

Upon leaving the hospital, he spent an additional month in an inpatient cognitive rehab facility. He still required 24-hour care until very recently. Today he is still working to rebuild his post accident life. His doctors are very impressed with his progress so far and are hopeful that his cognitive skills will continue to improve and that he may be able to return to employment within the next year.

We are hoping to help alleviate some of his medical bills by donating 100% of the proceeds from the Fourth of July yoga classes to Anthony. We know we can count on you, our Prancing Peacock community to help us.

 

Please join us for a 2 fundraising classes- a 7:30 am class held outdoors (or inside if the weather is bad), taught by Brigitte, and a 9:30 am indoor class, taught by Crystal.

 

If you can, please donate at least the regular class fee of $15 or more. If you cannot attend, but would like to donate, please give us a call, stop at the front desk or send us a check.

Checks can be made payable directly to Anthony Widmann.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

 

Love in every way imaginable,

The Prancing Peacock Family

 

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