Last night's fundraiser was a great success and I want to thank everyone who made it out to the Elephant Lab theater to partake in the festivities. The theater was (mostly) packed and we raised $1,280 for Uma! In one night! I am continually amazed by the generosity of strangers, it's a freaking beautiful thing.
It was very moving to hear David Nathan Schwartz' story of recovery, and everyone left the theater with visions of Uma having an equally remarkable recovery.
I haven't tallied up the donations in several days (I've been keeping track of the names of the donors, I just haven't gotten out the old calculator to find out the official tally), but donations continue to come in and we are so grateful for all of the generosity. Beyond the initial air ambulance need, there are going to be many other needs down the road, and your donations are going to help make this upcoming year much less stressful on John and Uma.