Bruno Paulista, my sons' jujitsu instructor, has suffered a car accident while on a visit to Brazil. According to another jujitsu mom he just woke up from a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Brazil (from last Thursday to today, which is Tuesday) and has injuries to his face, head and neck. He had been forced off a mountain road and fell into a ravine at Morro De Lagoa in his hometown of Florianopolis in Southern Brazil. Please pray for his swift and full recovery.
Update: I was at the dojo today (April 29th) with my boys and the word is:
*Bruno's trachea was injured in the accident and he has difficulty speaking because of that.
*He had some brain swelling but they relieved that and he now recognizes people and remembers us in America.
*He has extensive stitches across his nose and eyebrows.
*He will be in Brazil for some weeks recovering. He is still in the hospital.
*A lot of Bruno's friends and associates are pitching in at the dojo here to keep the classes going.
*There are numerous poster boards in the dojo with get-well wishes from the children and families. We miss him and hope he will get well soon.