I just found out this morning that Alicia Doudna and her fiancee Andrew were in a major car accident. Alicia was my roommate at Blue Lake, and was across the hall from me in the Kerrytown Concert House. I met her while I was teaching and while she was a student at the Indiana Summer String Academy. She has become a friend over the last few years, and it’s been nothing but a joy to get closer with her.
The car was totaled, and they were taken to hospitals where Alicia is still in critical condition. Andrew was downgraded from critical condition, but is still in serious condition.
It’s never a good time to hear about something like this, but it makes me feel even farther away from home to hear this news from Africa. I have been thinking about Alicia all the time, and I wish there were more updates online. If any of you out there hear about a change in her condition, I would appreciate an email. I’m trying to stay up to date on her carepage and on Facebook, but there’s not much posted yet.