http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/US-dancer-slips-into-coma-after-accident/articleshow/4225541.cmsPUDUCHERRY: "I am currently rocking in a city south of Chennai, called Mamallapuram. The journey so far has been filled with shock and awe (hehHollis HawthorneHollis Hawthorne. (TOI Photo)heh) and people in India are mad crazy drivers. Even on bicycles... The bikes here are insane as well..."Thirty-one-year-old Hollis Hawthorne sent this almost prophetic mail to her friends on February 19. Five days later, the young bicycle dancer from Portland, US, who was on her way to Puducherry from Mamallapuram, was flung off the motorbike she was riding after being hit by a bus. Hollis, who suffered a serious head injury, slipped into coma and has been admitted to a private hospital in Chennai.A member of the 'Bay Area Derailleurs', a bike dance troupe from Portland, Hollis was on a visit to India with her boyfriend, Harrison Bartlett, to celebrate her birthday and to learn yoga.Bike dancing (performances on bicycles) is a genre of dance that has been catching on around the world in the last five years. It originated in Portland and has spread to many countries, Eliza Strack, a friend of Hollis and a member of her troupe, who has been updating a blog about her condition, told TOI.Not satisfied with the medical facilities in India, Hollis's family has decided to get her admitted to Stanford hospital, California."But flying her in an aircraft with ICU facilities will cost her family about $1,50,000," said Eliza. Hollis's mother and sister and Harrison Bartlett are with her in the Chennai hospital.Her friends, led by Eliza, set up the blog to seek donations to fund her flight to California. They have already mobilized $20,000 from 355 persons within 10 days.Describing in a letter to friends and relatives about the accident in which Hollis Hawthorne was injured, Hollis’ boyfriend Harrison said a bus hit their motorbike.Despite wearing a helmet, Hollis sustained serious head injuries. She fell unconscious and he performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her for more than 20 minutes. A group of German tourists then helped him admit Hollis to a hospital that treats head injuries.Her mother flew to India from Tennessee immediately. Doctors said Hollis was stable and would be able to withstand the flight to Stanford hospital.In her last mail on February 19, Hollis said: "I had my first motorcycle lesson today and didn't crash!!! Riding a bicycle has definitely helped my skills and don't worry JB, I am wearing a full faced helmet and totally playing it safe... Everyone here is super intense... The land is amazing and beautiful. Animals roam the streets wild and freely. There are dogs, cows, frogs, geckos, chickens, roosters, rats, cats, bats, and monkeys everywhere ... and sometimes they come to visit you in your hotel room."
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