Very sad news about Inside Magic Favorite Aldo Colombini from Maria Ibanez:
My heart is very heavy as I share the news just received from Rachel Colombini through Simone Marron.
“terrible news. Aldo suffered catastrophic stroke yesterday.
Left side of brain dead spreading fast to the right side, paralyzed, no speech, hospice taking over now. It will be just days, nothing we can do. Sorry to have to give you this news.
I am devastated – bulletin to be released to magic world tomorrow.”
Please keep our dear friends Aldo and Rachel in your thoughts and prayers.
We have spent the last few days in much discussion regarding the future. We are happy that healthwise we are now ok, however this year has taught us many things and we have come to a major decision.
We have decided that the time has come for us to spend as much quality time together as we can. We do this with a heavy heart as we have had so much fun and joy travelling and meeting old friends and new but the time has come for change.
We are announcing the COLOMBINI’S FAREWELL TOUR OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. This will be the last time the Colombini’s will lecture in the continental US and Canada (we reserve the right to appear at conventions). After this we will not lecture again.
There will be a special reduced fee of $250 for the lecture plus one nights hotel accom. The lecture period will start April 1st 2011. All products will be $10 as usual but there will also be special edition full color “Last Tour” Lecture Notes available for $25.
After the end of the tour we will stay home based and will continue to produce DVD’s,books and tricks. All enquiries to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org for available dates.
We hope that we do not disappoint too many people with this news and we hope to see many of or friends and newcomers on this tour.
All our love always
Rachel & Aldo
More from Maria Ibáñez:
Greetings, just spoke with Aldo….GREAT NEWS….Rachel has been sitting up most of the day and they had her take a few steps around the bed. She is still in ICU but so far so good! Keep those prayers coming
We also heard from Aldo yesterday via Maria:
Hi everyone, a brief message just to let you know that Rachel is now recovery in ICU.
I spent an hour with her and she opened her eyes a few times and nodded letting me know that she knew I was there.
What a joy!!
I am home now as they do not want you around in the ICU at night time.
I will be able to give you more details as they are available to me but surgery went well.
I realized one thing: If I did not have a heart attack today….I will never have it.
Wow….what a day…what a tension…. Rachel was great, strong and always positive.
After 45 minutes from surgery she was already breathing alone without help from machines, tubes, etc. Amazing.
Please bear with me at this time and keep Rachel and myself in your thoughts and prayers.
Love to all, Aldo
This just in from Maria Ibáñez:
Greetings, bless the Lord, Rachel is out of surgery as of 3:30 and is being prepared so Aldo can see her in coronary intensive care. The surgery went well and she is expected to be out for a few hours, possibly midnight or later before she is “awake”, BUT, she is out of surgery and doing well.
Aldo, as you can imagine is very happy and as to be expected emotional with all that has happened today. He is thankful that she is out of surgery and that he will get to see her soon. As promised, I will keep you informed on her progress as I get word. Aldo cannot have a cell phone in the area where she is in the hospital so I have to wait for him to call me. It might be much later tonight before another update. Thank you for your support and thank you for keeping them in your prayers. Maria