A special post...

A couple of months ago I posted a small text explaining why I had been MIA for a little while. In that post I mentioned that we almost lost a friend and colleague.Today, I will write a bit more about that and share a facebook page with you.
So...Richard Devine is a well known martial artist and wushu champion. On the 17th of March 2012, a couple of weeks before his 23rd birthday, and while he was training on a trampoline, he had a accident which rendered him paralysed from the waist down. Richard and I worked together in Moscow and I have to say that he is one of those people for whom nobody has anything bad to say about. Richard is a well respected colleague and a loving husband and father(he has a 12 month old baby daughter). For the past couple of months his family has been informing us of the progress he has made. It is important to note that he survived a transfer from Moscow to the U.K. and that, at first, he was unable to move from the neck down. He is very strong and we believe in him and wish to support him using any means to our disposal. 
Unfortunately, since I am not, currently, in the U.K. I cannot physically help out but I can definitely share a page created by Richard's brother to support his recovery. 

If you want to, take a look at this fb page. I am not asking you to do anything really. However if any of you would like to share the page then please do so. 

Thank you for taking time out of your day to read this post. 
I will be back with my regular posts in a couple of days.


  1. I'm really sorry to hear that Athina. It's so sad.. :/ I really wish him to fully recover! Please keep us updated.

  2. Stavroula thanks for the comment and the wishes. I will keep you updated...


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