January 15, 2012 - Glen Echo Park, MD. Leslie has had a dancing accident, the result of which is the head of her left tibia is shattered! YIKES! She is rushed off to Sibley Hospital, where after nearly 24 hours, the good Dr. (Dr. Desiderio - the Ortho-surgeon dude) goes in and installs two plates and a number of pins. A number between 2 and 7,004,987.
Days later Leslie goes to rehab, and here's where our story really takes flight, but first, do you know Leslie? Are you one of the thousands of people she's danced with? Are you one of the hundreds of people she's welcomed to the dance, with her big Leslie smile and her easy going Leslie attitude? Has she greeted you at the door? Asked you (a total stranger) to dance? Helped you find a lost thing, a carpool, a dance partner? Do you game with Leslie? ARE YOU LUCKY ENOUGH TO KNOW LESLIE?!?!?!?!
Leslie is the most amazing, honest, open, welcoming, bright, funny, upbeat, optimistic, sensible, independent, fierce, dancer/gamer/woman!
Leslie is at rehab, she must not put weight on her left leg for a while (think weeks, months), she'll be dancing in a wheelchair for a while, and this makes us feel sad, frustrated and like we'd like to do something. While Leslie experiences her (we hope not too, but realistically) lengthy recovery, many unanticipated needs will arise and we all want to help Leslie! Well I know I do, which is why I set this up...
Leslie has taken care of so many of us, in so many ways, it's now our turn to show her what the community she joined is really made of!
Leslie could use some crowdfunding coming her way, so, if you're so inclined - click the widget and help a dancer out!