This is very sad. While the prognosis for a full recovery is good, Guillermo was badly injured on Monday when a drunk driver hit him while he was out jogging with a friend.
The news from LocalHarvest.org is:
I am writing with sad but hopeful news. On Monday evening, while out jogging with a friend, Guillermo Payet was hurt in a hit and run accident involving a drunk driver. For those of you who are new to LocalHarvest, Guillermo is the site's founder, president, and champion. He is also a great man.
Guillermo was thrown to the pavement by the car, and hit his head. G. has spent the last few days in intensive care at the hospital in Santa Cruz. The good news is that his prognosis for a complete recovery is very good. He has great care and is in an excellent hospital. Meanwhile, though, it will likely be some months before he is again running at full capacity.
Knowing that many of you are fond of Guillermo and will be saddened by his misfortune, I wanted to write and let you know how you can be kept abreast of his progress. I also wanted to let you know how you can help.
G's friends have set up a blog-style web site at http://www.gpayet.info. Since it's a blog, you will have to scroll to the bottom to get the original story. In terms of offering your support, there are three main things that would be most valuable. First, the LocalHarvest (LH) site and its members mean the world to G. He has devoted his life to making LH work. He has committed everything to the idea of leveraging technology to support the family farmers of LocalHarvest. Hearing from you would be very meaningful to him.
You can send him electronic messages here: http://www.gpayet.info/?p=11. If you want to send a card, you could mail it to Guillermo Payet, 220-21st Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
On behalf of Guillermo's family, thank you for sending Guillermo your good thoughts and your prayers for his full recovery. Thank you, too, for your patience over the next few months while Tere and I keep LocalHarvest growing until Guillermo returns.