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Statement from the Family of Tristan Anderson
by Tristan's family via Mahtin
Sunday Mar 15th, 2009 4:10 PM
We are deeply grateful for the love and support pouring in from Tristan's friends and fellow activists around the world. It is moving to see how many people care for Tristan and are moved by his work championing social justice issues. We are proud of Tristan's fierce courage, adventurous spirit, and his many travels to all corners of the globe.
FAMILY COMMENT

We are deeply grateful for the love and support pouring in from Tristan's friends and fellow activists around the world. It is moving to see how many people care for Tristan and are moved by his work championing social justice issues. We are proud of Tristan's fierce courage, adventurous spirit, and his many travels to all corners of the globe.

Tristan's girlfriend, Gaby, who has been tirelessly by his side, reports that he is doing much better. When the doctor asked him to put up two fingers he did so. Tristan recognizes Gaby and can squeeze her fingers in answer to different questions. He's started his moving toes and his torso around a bit. This is welcome and wonderful news! We understand things can go up and down, however we are deeply hopeful that Tristan will recover. We are looking forward to when he is stable enough that he can return home to the care and comfort of his family and community.

In the meantime, we are deeply appreciative of the excellent care he's receiving, the amazing support that Gaby and his friends are providing, and the thoughts and prayers of those around the world who are holding him in their hearts and minds. It matters tremendously as we all hold faith for Tristan to recover and return home.

Again, we are so very grateful for the outpouring of love and support for Tristan and our family.

Tristan's parents have gone to Tel Aviv to be with him. The family's focus is on Tristan's health, recovery and well-being. The family will not be making any further public statements.

For those who wish to learn more about Tristan and his activist work they can read articles he's written. He has been a regular contributor to Indybay over the years. For his articles go to http://www.indybay.org/ and type "Tristan" in the search field. Although the list will also include some unrelated posts with the name "Tristan" in them, look for the ones that say, "by Tristan".