Supporting Robert Maull's Recovery

Our son, Robert Maull, was the victim of a brutal assault on February 28, 2008 in Cusco, Peru. Robert remained in a coma for the first six days. He is now able to talk and has all physical movement, but remains sedated in the ICU unit for his own protection, because his brain function is still very confused and he doesn't know where he is or why he needs to remain in the ICU and in bed. Robert suffered severe head injuries including two skull fractures, two brain contusions, a subdural hematoma, brain edema, and defuse brain lesions.

Robert's medical expenses alone (not including legal bills and his father's travel expenses) have already reached $15,000 (as of March 12th) and are continuing at a rate of about $350 - $500 per day. We do not know how much longer Robert will need to remain in the ICU or the hospital, but it could be several months.

We have set up this website for Robert's family and friends who would like to contribute a Medical Fund for Robert's care, follow Robert's progress and enjoy Robert's art. We sincerely appreciate all the concern, support, prayers and strong intention for Robert's recovery expressed by so many of you already.

If you would like to donate to Robert's Medical Fund, you can use the Chip-In feature at right which involves a PayPal transaction. This will not be a tax deductible donation.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please email me at: and I will send you the information on how to make a donation to a Community Foundation that will accept donations on Robert's behalf.

With love and appreciation,
Fleet Maull and Lola Solis de Maull (Robert's Parents)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Update on Robert's recovery

Hi Everyone,
I apologize for being silent for so long. No news has been good news. Robert returned to Boulder from Montana in June and returned to work several weeks ago, working in a restaurant where he worked previously for many years. He's headed back up to Montana today for a visit and to explore a possible job there. It appears that Robert's recovery from the head injury is 100% at this point, so we are extremely grateful and feel incredibly fortunate. I can't even begin to express how much we appreciate the kind support and generosity we received from all of you. I feel like I will be able to rest in a profound state of gratitude (hopefully) for the rest of my life. We have finally paid all of Robert's outstanding medical bills, and I'm starting to get the credit cards paid down. We could not have done it without such wonderful and loving generosity from all of you.

Many of you have asked if Robert has continued his drawing. He has done a little, but hasn't really jumped back into it yet as far as I can tell. At any rate, I am looking forward to seeing his next drawings when they emerge.
Love and blessings to you all,