April 8, 2009

ISM Update 8 April 09: Funds needed for Tristan Anderson’s medical expenses

Posted in ISM Updates tagged , , , , , at 11:50 am by Alexia

PLEASE FORWARD THIS UPDATE WIDELY
Tristan Anderson, an American citizen, was critically injured during a demonstration in the West Bank village of Ni’lin. Anderson was shot in the head with a tear gas projectile from around 60 meters by Israeli forces on 13 March 2009. (See: http://palsolidarity.org/2009/03/5324 )

Tristan (38), is currently in Tel Hashomer hospital near Tel Aviv. To date, he has undergone 3 brain surgeries.  During the first operation, part of Tristan’s right frontal lobe had to be removed, as it was penetrated by bone fragments. A brain fluid leakage was sealed using a tendon from his thigh, and his right eye suffered extensive damage. The long-term scope of Tristan’s injuries is yet unknown.

Tristan has been a social justice activist for many years. He grew up in Oakland, California, where he was introduced to activism at a young age. Over the past years, Tristan has been involved in numerous projects, including Food Not Bombs, a group that cooks for the homeless, and an operation committed to stopping the destruction of tree groves in Berkley California through sit-in demonstrations. He recently traveled to the West Bank to show solidarity with the Palestinian people.

As Tristan has been in intensive care for three weeks, it is certain that his recovery process is accompanied by mounting medical expenses. We ask that supporters around the world donate what they can to help pay for Tristan’s care. He is without medical insurance in the United States and will need substantial financial assistance to continue the long-term treatment that his injuries will require.

Tax deductible donations  can be made through the Northern California ISM Chapter.  Please make checks out to ISM Support Group, with Tristan Anderson Fund as the memo line.  Please mail to

ISM Support Group 405 Vista Heights Rd. El Cerrito, CA 94530

OR

visit http://justicefortristan.org/?page_id=10 to donate via paypal

DONATE @ http://palsolidarity.org/donate

 

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