Donna Reed Benavides accident

Posted by: NucleusG4

Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/06/14 07:14 AM

Donna had to leave an abusive husband earlier this year... and moved into a condo. The condos caught fire yesterday and she had to jump from a second story window.

She has 9 broken ribs, a broken shoulder, and possibly a punctured lung.
Estimated to be about a 3 month recovery.. at least that's the report so far.


https://www.facebook.com/donna.benevides?fref=ts

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20140606%2FNEWS11%2F140609812


So weird.. her FB page shows that she was listening to Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor just 11 hours ago.... and now she's in the hospital.

Hard to imagine a woman in her 50s jumping out a second story window.


Posted by: Celandine

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/06/14 08:08 AM


I feel kinda' stoopit for having to ask...but...
...are we talking about "our" DonnaReed2 ? shocked
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/06/14 08:22 AM

Yes.
See the FB link.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/06/14 08:24 AM

https://www.facebook.com/CapeCodGraphics
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/06/14 08:50 AM

Oh my god. I was having a FB conversation with her last night. What a horrible thing to happen.
Posted by: zwei

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/06/14 01:56 PM

Holy Crap! frown
Posted by: steveg

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/06/14 02:23 PM

Oh Damn! I haven't been in touch with her for a while. She's a strong woman, and I'll wager she pulls through this. But Oh man, what a shame.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 12:22 AM

Oh, no! That's awful

Course, better then being in the fire, I suppose

Dave
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 01:20 AM

I just read that she lost everything she owned... including her cat.
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 02:55 AM

That is life ups and downs.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 02:56 AM

Nice sentiment. Putz! smirk
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 07:15 AM

True... just like when the Phillipines got blown away recently in that storm. Tough sh!t, eh?
Jack ass sock puppet.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 07:37 AM

Or just plain ass puppet, eh? smirk

I think it's been 10 or 12 years since I last saw Donna in meatspace. I was in Boston (from NYC) for a few days for a client meeting, and had a great dinner & evening with Donna, Lesh, and Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Cat at the sadly now closed Cottonwood Cafe. A ton of fun and the best goddam margaritas on the planet. Will have to see if I can dig up the pics from that night.

I sure hope she gets well soon.

And, Marv, not to put too fine a point on it — go fµck yourself.
Posted by: DLC

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 07:41 AM

frown Any one started taking donations ?
I'd contribute !!


Marv - tongue
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 07:43 AM

Pretty sure there has to be a way to set one up online...
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 07:51 AM

We could do it thru Paypal... but someone would have to throw up a webpage.


https://merchant.paypal.com/cgi-bin/mark...chant/donations
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 07:56 AM

My prayers go out to you Donna.
Posted by: Nana

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 09:00 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
I just read that she lost everything she owned... including her cat.

On FB? I am not a member on FB. Can you copy & paste here the situation and updates for those of us who do not use FB? Thanks in advance.

I really do not know Donna. However I do remember she use to post here then stopped all of a sudden.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 09:24 AM

Ugh.. r u kidding? lol....
Just join FB. It only causes mild warts, ya know.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 09:25 AM

Under current discussion.

http://www.gofundme.com/
Posted by: DLC

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 09:34 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Ugh.. r u kidding? lol....
Just join FB. It only causes mild warts, ya know.

Yeah so does HPV !! eek

Nuke- will continue to check site.. let us know when one is set up. IF no one wants to take the "lead", lemme know I WILL !!

Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 09:50 AM

"Under current discussion."

You're the best. Thanks Nuc.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 11:09 AM

Any way to find out if she has insurance — health, home, etc.?
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 11:12 AM

We're still waiting to hear from people on her FB page.
I know you don't like FB, but you should come back, Steve. We miss you.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 11:16 AM

I will be taking over the social media for the company I'm with now, and AFAIC, that's a/b as much FB as I can stand (and at least I get paid for it). Tanx for the invite, but I have no desire to do the Facebook.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 11:45 AM

Understand, completely… I don't particularly care for it either, but I have been assimilated… tongue
Posted by: Nana

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 12:46 PM

Originally Posted By: steveg
Any way to find out if she has insurance — health, home, etc.?

A lawyer? whistle
Posted by: Nana

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 01:10 PM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Under current discussion.

http://www.gofundme.com/

Interesting site. Some of those folks on there dead & alive are raking it in. I bookmarked it for further reading. Not sending Donna any money.

Do you know which hospital Donna is in? From the news article, it appears the injured were taken to 2 different hospitals.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 02:16 PM

Apparently she's at Cape Cod Hospital. There are two FB threads, by the way.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 02:32 PM

What if we take a page out of the 2002 Mosaic process and mail a card around for everyone to sign and then send it to Donna if we can get the hospital confirmed. Should be pretty easy.

I can pick up a card tomorrow, and whoever want's to sign next can PM me their postal addy. But step one is to compile a list of everyone who wants to sign, then establish the route and post it here. Then each person on the list can PM their addy to the person before them, and so on. Give it 4 or 5 days to get the full list and then start the card on its way.

Waddaya think?
Posted by: steveg

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/07/14 03:26 PM

Or we could take another page from the Mosaic and do it digitally. My large format dept. can image on virtually any substrate you can imagine: wood, concrete, steel, plastic, glass… Doesn't have to be large at all, but any substrate. And one-offs are no problem. So, if someone wants to design something, I'll see if my peeps would do me a favor. Whoever designs the "card" can send me the file, and everyone else can email me high res scans of their signatures, and I can add them to the card.

Eye deers? Thinks? Volunteers?
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/11/14 01:15 PM

Any updates on how she is doing?
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/11/14 05:43 PM

Tried to message her, but understandably, no response.
This is the update from a friend of hers.

I spoke with Donna this morning. She is still in alot of pain. Has 9 broken ribs, a broken shoulder and 1 broken vertebrae in her back. Has a tough road ahead of her.

So sad. frown

Steve, I like your idea to send her a card. Now we just need to do it…
Posted by: steveg

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/12/14 02:23 AM

Well, I threw out a couple of options. I'm a-waitin' on some eye-deers from the rest o' you slackers...
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 06/12/14 05:18 AM

Donna just posted from a phone...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...e=1&theater
Posted by: Nana

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 08/15/14 11:22 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4

I am not a member of FB. Any way you can post what she posted?

Any further updates since June?
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 08/15/14 01:21 PM

Donna is out of the hospital, back home, doing pretty well it seems like. She has a new kitten, too.
Posted by: Nana

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 08/15/14 02:45 PM

Thank you yoyo. Much appreciated. Glad to know all is well with her.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Donna Reed Benavides accident - 09/05/14 09:26 AM

I have Donna's "Here Speeder, Speeder, Speeder" picture up today on my desktop. smile

Hope all continues to be well with her.