|Chris Cochrane with Dean Gunnarson, Doc Eason and Rebecka|
Chris Cochrane, the prime mover and chief organizers of the very successful Houdini Days Festival, was involved in a single car accident on Sunday, September 6th. Mr. Cochrane was returning from the airport when he was involved in a single vehicle rollover. He was airlifted to nearby Theda Care Medical Center in Neenah, Wisconsin, where he was placed into a drug-induced coma.
According to the local Appleton paper, he was listed in serious condition after arrival. Doc Eason reports that Mr. Cochrane's right knee was shattered, his left leg was broken above the knee cap, and he received injury to his right shoulder.
Despite the incredible pain, Mr. Eason has heard Mr. Cochrane is in good spirits. He is scheduled for additional surgery today (Thursday).
Mr. Cochrane has worked tirelessly in promoting, planning and executing the Houdini Days event. He fought the mistaken, but widely held, belief that the Houdini Days' celebration was related to the Appleton Historical Museum's offensive exposure of Metamorphosis. Apparently, his efforts were successful. The Houdini Days event was well-attended and received outstanding reviews.
Our prayers are with Mr. Cochrane and his family.