Liza Redwitch, or Beth to most of us, has dedicated her life and heart to making a place where people can go to feel safe, meet others and be their self for 1 weekend a year called FROLICON. Most people know who I am talking about. She is the front face for Frolicon, the sassy red head. Pam, myself and Melissa (one of Frolicon’s former partners) want to let all of the Frolicon fans know what is going on with Beth. We ask that you pass this message on to anyone who knows her.
We are writing on behalf of Beth (Redwitch). We know that all of you are friends with her, or have been touched by her in some way. She’s been involved in all of our lives, whether through Frolicon, the kink community, or connections in the Atlanta area.
There have been a lot of rumors about her condition, and her friends want to make sure that everyone who knows and loves her has the correct information.
Beth had not been feeling herself for a few weeks. On October 15th, her doctor suggested going to the emergency room in order to get completely checked out. They discovered that the left ventricle of her heart was not performing the way it needed to, and she was in Congestive Heart Failure (that just means that the heart was not performing its job- it freaked us out too). They admitted her to the hospital, did a cardiac catheterization, and it was determined that her heart was weak, but they believed after a good dose of rest, medication, and time, her heart would resume normal function. She was discharged from the hospital on October 18th.
That evening, while watching TV, Beth experienced a stroke.
At this point, details are coming in every day. The right side of her brain has been compromised, and there is concern about the healing process. She is in physical therapy, speech therapy, and taking medication. She can understand what you are telling her, and can communicate. The most likely course of treatment will be a long stint at a Rehabilitation Facility. She will probably not be able to live alone again- or function without some sort of assistance, although we have hope that she will regain a lot of her movement & functioning back. After all, we know how tough Beth is.
But either way, there will be changes in her life. This change will not come without a hefty price tag- between doctors, therapy, and rearranging her life. Please keep that in mind. We are hoping to have fundraisers to help her and to give back as she has always given to us. We will post details about ways to help in the coming weeks.
What she needs right now is time to rest, recuperate, and time to figure out how to deal with all of this. She needs your support, your prayers, healing thoughts, positive energy or power from whatever your belief is. Please give her time to adjust.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact one of the partners (Pam or chrissie) through Facebook or emails. You can find our emails on the website www.frolicon.com. We will post an address for you in the next few days if you would like to send her cards or words of encouragement and we will make sure she gets everyone one of them. Many of you have her personal number and we ask that you give her a little time to sort through some of the changes she is dealing with.
The one thing about the Kink community is the way we pull together when one of us needs help. In the next few weeks I hope we can show Beth how much we care and give back to her as much as she has given to us.
Chrissie & Pam