I have received this email from Nancy Griffin http://www.spatrade.com/ and also Julie Register http://www.discoverspas.com/ and would like to pass the message further to any who have not yet received it. It is good to know that at a time like this there is a spa family who can pull together. Since Peter had a motorcycle “mishap” just a few weeks ago, it is even more jolting and sobering to hear about this serious accident. Thanks for adding your thoughts and prayers.
I received an email from Gina Molinari this morning informing me that Linda Troeller’s husband, Lothar, was in a very serious accident over the weekend. If you don’t know Linda personally, you are familiar with her photographic art that I have been featuring in the DiscoverSpas.com newsletter over the past few months. I know you will want to include Lothar and Linda in your thoughts and prayers. Gina’s email follows.
Sun, 7 Oct 2007 22:19:05 -0700 (PDT)
This past weekend Linda’s husband, Lothar, was in a serious accident. Eye witnesses say that while driving his motorcycle, Lothar went over the road divider and into an oncoming car head on at approximately 55 miles an hour. The other driver was not hurt but unfortunately Lothar has sustained extensive injuries, initially not even expected to make it through the night.
He has a broken right leg, multiple broken ribs, a punctured lung, 2 broken bones in his left hand and I believe a broken bone in the right arm as well as damage to his pelvis. He is on a respirator but breathing on his own as well. To control his pain he was sedated and remains unconscious BUT is not in a coma.
We are informed by one of my clients who is a former trauma surgeon that he is in excellent care at the University Hospital in Newark New Jersey and has the potential to make a full recovery. I spent a small portion of this afternoon with them in the hospital talking to, and touching Lothar so that he knows how much we love him, Linda is remaining positive while I tried to remain supportive.
Over the years Linda has given of herself and her talent to the industry and has graced and inspired each and every one of us with her signature images. At this time however perhaps in our own way with our respective talents we can each give back to this iconic friend something special by virtue of our prayers, love and support.
I know I can speak for each and every one of you when I say that we are all with Linda and Lothar in spirit.