Update: Todd's friends have set up the PayPal account, so those who are moved to do so can help with medical expenses: Link.
Here's a message just now posted on the website for Survival Research Laboratories, or SRL. The group is renowned worldwide for their mechanized performances, each of which consists of "a unique set of ritualized interactions between machines, robots, and special effects devices."
Robodock Show Update – Todd Blair Injured in Amsterdam
In a freak accident veteran crew member Todd Blair was knocked to the ground sustaining critical head injuries after the show on Saturday. The doctors in Amsterdam are keeping him in an induced coma, and won't have a complete prognosis for a while. In deference to Todd, Alex (Todd's girlfriend), and the families, we had been keeping the information about this tragic occurence within the family. Amy Critchett and Eric Paulos were with Todd during his surgery and now Alex has arrived and he seems to be responding well to her presence.
Many people have been concerned and asking for details so while it is too early to determine what the outcome is, the news as of this morning is that his condition has stabilized and we will know more shortly.
In the meantime, for those who want to show their support checks can be made out to "Alexandra Ismerio," and sent to Susan Maunu, 3828 Alzada Road,
Altadena, CA 91001.
Keep the love, prayers, and healing thoughts for Todd coming, it definitely makes a difference! Show images and video are also forthcoming, to stay on top of that keep checking the Official SRL at Robodock Page.
Our most heartfelt wishes of support for Mr. Blair and his loved ones, and for the entire SRL community.
Here is a blog set up to track his recovery and assist with medical expenses.