Last weekend’s trip down to Norfolk to hoop in support of Pam Brown proved to be a wonderful experience! Although the turn-out was small and the weather started off grey and rainy, there was such loving energy over the 2+ hours that it was impossible to keep smiles off our faces! Pam’s caseworker Marylin and lawyer Howard (pictured in photo on left & middle with Pam on the right) were on hand to hoop it up for the first time in their adulthoods, as were a handful or two of Norfolk locals who’d heard about Pam’s story in the paper and wanted to show their support. Thank you to Pam for being such a fine inspirational spirit for hoopers and non-hoopers alike. Keep on whirlin’ in the free world!
Archive for November, 2008
In a story that’s spreading outrage & compassion fast throughout the hooping community thanks in large part to Philo Hagen of hooping.org, Pamela Brown, a.k.a. The Hula Hoop Lady of Granby Street will have a hoopjam take place in honor of her and other folks who’ve suffered from traumatic brain damage this coming Saturday the 8th at 2pm on Granby Street and Cromwell Parkway in Norfolk, VA. Pamela suffered brain damage in an accident as a teenager. A an avid hooper (and according to many local residents) a welcomed fixture of Granby Street, Pamela was tasered multiple times by police following a noise complaint, and this appalling video of the incident has been released which displays her repeated pleas to tell the officer that her ‘medic alert card is in her back pocket.’ Read the full story here where you can find out how to make a donation to the Brain Injury Association of America that serves folks like Pamela, and come show your support of one truly dedicated hooper this weekend in Norfolk if you are within traveling distance and able!