|Karen sitting with a friend|
Flashback East Village: Karen worked in front of "Love Saves the Day" and than she worked in front of this coffee place on St. Marks Place selling cool thangs.
Above an old photo of Karen and a friend chatting. Now Karen is in a wheelchair but not down for the count...she is loving on the East Village, how wonderful and good the people are -- so kind to her and a special thank you to her rescuers when she fell last month and could not get back up due to a broken leg.
She served our Country during the Vietnam War.
Before Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn Jenner there was Karen....
Karen loves the East Village and the People of NYC/East Village -- she believes they are the best and she wanted me to thank the two men that came to her rescue when she fell January 30, 2018 on First Avenue and 14th street.
It was one of those freezing cold days and Karen doesn't know if she slipped on black ice or what -- she was crossing the street and she did fall. She broke her leg so badly she could not get up. Two men came to her assistance and would not leave her side. One man directed traffic to prevent Karen from getting hit by a car and the other called an ambulance.
Karen really wants to thank the two men that helped but she doesn't know how to reach them.
Karen did call the FDNY EMS and gave the two EMS workers that responded to the 911 call a commendation praising them as well.
The FDNY chief of EMS wrote back thanking Karen for her praise and appreciation of the EMS workers and Karen has the letter hanging on her wall.
Karen was taken to Mt. Sinai and she now has her leg in a cast and is in a wheel chair. Karen gets the best care at the VA hospital where they know her and are seeing her through the healing process.
She is gaunt, wheel chair bound for now but her spirit is good. She loves the East Village so much and again wants to thank the men that helped her.
Photo of me and Karen in Tompkins Square Park