Update: The benefit concert is from 2-7 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 10) at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. More information can be found here.
Christopher Rodriguez is in good spirits, is recovering more quickly than expected and has left the intensive care unit of Children’s Hospital-Oakland. The 10-year-old now spends part of his day in a wheelchair and, according to his mom, is trying to do “wheelies.”
“He has not cried. He’s taken everything as a champ,” his dad said.
Christopher, who was critically injured and paralyzed by a stray bullet that sailed through the wall of his music school Jan. 10, knows he won’t be able to walk for years, at least, his father said.
But Christopher and his family are hoping that developing technologies might eventually help cure his paralysis. In the meantime, family and friends are planning upcoming fundraising events:
- Feb. 10, at Chapel of the Chimes, by Harmony Road Music School
- March 24, at Yoshi’s in Jack London Square
I’ll post the details as they come in. Or, if you know something I don’t (which is entirely possible) please share it. I’m forwarding this link to the family, so feel free to post messages to them.