Our friend and fellow blogger Carla Hoffman, along with her husband Lance, remains in critical condition in Irvine, Calif. after being severely injured in the Tea Fire a few weeks back. This story in the OC Register talks about their condition and includes an update from Lance’s mom:
Lance Hoffman suffered second-degree burns on his arms and face and third-degree burns on his hands. Carla Hoffman sustained second-degree burns on her arms and hands and third-degree burns on her thighs.
They are being kept in medically induced comas so doctors can treat their wounds. They’ve both had to undergo surgery to their third-degree burns and will later have multiple skin grafts.
Linda Hoffman said doctors told her it will be months before the couple can go home.
“They’ve had good days and bad days but they are still stable,” she said. “It’s going to be a very long road.”
Also, I’d mentioned a few weeks back that we were getting together some items that we were planning on auctioning off on eBay, and the funds we raised would be donated to Carla and Lance. We plan to start some of those auctions next week. We’ve also set up a blog where we’ll post information on the auctions in the weeks and months ahead.
I want to thank my fellow Blog@ colleagues for their contributions, esp. Stephanie Chan, who is doing the legwork in terms of getting everything listed. I’ve also heard from other bloggers and comic pros who are looking to donate items, and I want to thank them for their generosity as well. IDW’s Scott Dunbier and Bully the blogging bull have donated some really nice items already, and there will be more to come.