Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Eddie Rodriguez: Get Well Soon!!

As most of you know by now, longtime BCRR member Eddie Rodriguez was injured in an automobile accident while driving from Austin to Houston on Saturday April 27th. Another driver crossed the median and hit his truck head on. He was trapped inside the vehicle crushing his feet and fracturing his ribs and sternum. He lost skin on one foot due to a fire inside the vehicle. He has already had many operations and is still hospitalized at the Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.

April Murphy shares her special recovery drink with Eddie
Not only was Eddie a past president of BCRR, he is one of HARRA's most active members, a PIM coach, and has volunteered on numerous race committees and in the running community for many years. Lisa Foronda has been raising money to help with Eddie's medical expenses and to cover travel expenses for his mother and brother in Austin while he recovers. So far she has raised over $12,000. You can send a PayPal donation to and use the recipient email of

There is also a special Facebook page, "Let's Brighten Eddie's Day", dedicated to news and well-wishes for and about Eddie. BCRR and the Houston running community have really reached out to Eddie and his family during this difficult time and many have made the trip to Austin to visit him. Recently, BCRR members came together at Valhalla to send Eddie our collective virtual expression of love and support from afar.

Jen McKay and Loris Fusi-Goldberg went to visit Eddie in Austin to special deliver a poster-sized get well banner from all of us (thank you June Harris, for creating the banner).
Jen, Loris and Eddie
We are looking forward to Eddie's return to Houston and know that this won't keep him down for long!

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