Bufford Makes Steady Progress
On May 11, Marcia Bufford, NEOCH Board Vice President and Advocate of the Year, was shot and remained in critical condition for two weeks. On May 24, she regained consciousness and could sit up. She understood speech and began recognizing people this week. All the well wishers were very helpful in making this possible. The first few days things looked bleak. We understand that it will be a long slow recovery, but it is so great to see Marcia's eyes open and ready again to take on the world.
Marcia still has a bullet lodged in her neck. It looks as though that will never be able to be removed. She still seems paralyzed on one side of her body. They did have to wire her mouth shut to allow the bones in her jaw to heal. I am sure that it is very difficult for Marcia to not talk, and it is probably very confusing. The family is limiting the number of guests to keep her blood pressure at a safe level, and Metro Hospital critical care unit were overwhelmed. We all look forward to Marcia returning to the Board of Trustees.
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