Dear All, It is with great sadness I report that Master Pedring Romo (GM Yuli's brother) has suffered a near fatal accident here in the Philippines. The exact nature is unclear but we know he has suffered a broken neck and bone fragments have impacted upon his lungs. He is rated at 50 / 50 and will be paralyzed if he does pull through. GM Yuli has asked me to let people know as the family of Master Pedring are trying to get the necessary 280,000 pesos (about $6,000) to pay for the operation. Any donation no matter how small would be greatly appreciated and would also help towards the ongoing cost of care - medical bills being what they are in the Philippines Please feel free to discuss this with me further, Simon.