January 17, 2013 | Volume 43, No.2

Maldonado on the mend

Thank you to everyone who donated money to help Rita Maldonado. I spoke to her on Dec. 17. She is working hard, learning to walk all over again and had accomplished a half-mile that day unaided except for John Binger’s hand. Being Rita, she’s got a great attitude and is thankful to be alive. She says she is wobbly but the doctors are hopeful for complete recovery, and she says she’s a bit better each day. Expecting to be released from the VA hospital in Phoenix soon, she will continue her therapy as an outpatient in Pennsylvania. Rita would love to hear from Haines friends at her family home there: 116 S. King St., Annville, Pa. 17003.

Donna Catotti