This is not a happy post but it is an important one.
On Friday, April 23, 2010, Natasha McShane, a 23 year old graduate student at the University of Illinois Chicago from Northern Ireland and her friend , 24 year old Stacy Starl Jurich, were brutally attacked and robbed by two assailants with baseball bats. Natasha’s family immediately flew here to Chicago and they have remained here during her recovery. As of June 10th Natasha started using her arms and talking and is now breathing without assistance but is still relearning how to eat and drink. Stacy Starl Jurich was also severely injured and her recovery is going better than expected. Following are some links to articles about the incident as well as a link to a special website created specifically for Natasha where you can make a donation to help Natasha and her family during this difficult time.