Here’s some new information that should be up on the front page. This is an excerpt from a press release (via Aaron) from Dick Gleason, Rick’s father :

Rick was the first patient to arrive at The Alfred and is understood to be considered as one of the five most critical of all the patients airlifted to Australia.
He has received burns to 45% of his body and also serious injuries to his lungs, head and various other organs.
He has had several operations already including skin grafts, and is expected to have more. It is anticipated that he will be in hospital at The Alfred for 2 to 3 months, before returning to Canada for treatment.

And from an email from Rick’s sister Roanna, via our friend David MacKinnon :

The family has arranged to open a special trust account for those who might wish to make donations to help in offsetting some of Rick’s medical expenses while in Australia and upon his return to Canada. The Trust Account has been opened through the law office of Brian L. Morris in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Donations may be made by sending a cheque or money order to:
‘Brian L. Morris, in trust for Rick Gleason’
c/o: 202-100 Main Street Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Y1A 2A8 Canada
or by sending it to:
‘Brian L. Morris, in trust for Rick Gleason’
c/o Bank of Montreal, 111 Main Street, P.O. Box 4400
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Y1A 3T5 Canada
Transit #0998

Update : This from Chris Domitter in Japan, via a friend in Melbourne

If you would like to send a fax to Rick you can do so at: (61-3) 92762928
or you can send an e-mail message if you go to
No flowers are allowed because of the risk of infection.

Update : How you can help other victims – the Red Cross Bali Appeal.


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  1. Rick was mentioned on the A(ustralian)BC TV news tonight. Only as “Rick Gleason, a critically injured Canadian man”.
    I have not yet actually spoken with either of Rick’s parents (we have left each other messages) but will visit the hospital again tomorrow afternoon and again with Skip when he arrives on Monday.

  2. Hi, Have you got Oliver’s e-mail? He gave it to me, but I seem to have gotten it wrong. Thanks for all your help and concern with Rick.

  3. Jamie, welcome. I’ve sent you an email.

  4. Thanks Chris for keeping us informed… gotta love the net. My thoughts are with you Rick. Hope your smiling face (uh no mention of the sharp wit) is back to it’s ol self very soon.

  5. There’s a good article on Rick in Monday’s Vancouver Sun.

  6. Stav, I am so sorry to hear about your friend…do keep us posted, and I will keep him in my prayers.

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