A sad letter from Richard Snowberg about the failing health of Don Burda, aka Homer the clown, a man who has taught hundreds, if not thousands, the art of clowning
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 8:58 AM
Subject: Burda’s Struggles Continue
Dear Friends in Clowning,
One of our dearest Clown Camp® clown couples is really struggling. Both Don and Dee Burda have been in and out of hospitals during this past month. Regrettably this isn’t something new. And while Don had been moved from a hospital to a rehab/skilled nursing facility in Sunnyvale, on Tuesday night he ended up in the hospital ER with kidney problems. He is still at the hospital, and according to daughter Denise, was doing better yesterday. When he is able to be released from the hospital, he will move back to the rehab facility.
Denise is now living full time with her mother, as Dee herself is struggling mightily. She tries to get to the hospital each day, but herself is having additional new problems herself. Denise suggested that rather than friends sending cards to either Don’s hospital or nursing home facility, it would be best to send them to their home at: 1408 Knowlton Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. This way Dee will be able to read all of the hoped for cards and letters, as well as take them to Don.
I want to attempt to join you in creating a landslide of cards, letters, etc. to the Burdas. They have meant so much to so many of us, that I know you will want to take part in this overture of love and understanding.
Thanks for joining us in seeing that the Burda’s are not forgotten.
Please feel free to pass this information on to any others that Don or
Dee have touched.
Best clown wishes,