Just a week since I started posting re finding relatives of Joel
BITTON on Jewish and General genealogy sites, on behalf of a sick
cousin, I can report that the sought family members have now been
found and contacted. I'm posting this to all sites I originally
posted to, so apologies if you see this more than once.
All this is due to the diligent and persistent efforts of genners,
who I'd like to thank here, in particular those >from JewishGen and
the Facebook 1841 - 1939 & Beyond Genealogy Discussion Group.
To fill in the back story and update those who enquired and sent their
My husband's cousin was hit by a motorbike while crossing the road near
parliament on Friday 13 July (ominous eh?). She's trim 81, who looks
and acts 60 and still teaches singing. She sustained multiple fractures
to her arm, leg, pelvis and neck, plus possible brain damage >from a head
injury. So severe were her injuries that the police were outside her
bed area all the first day and part of the next, in case it became a
manslaughter case or she regained consciousness enough to give a
She has been in an induced coma and on life support in intensive care
for most of the past 4 weeks and is only now regaining full
consciousness. She has had a tracheostomy and can't speak but does
show her understanding of what we are saying by nodding and shaking her
head and laughing at my awful jokes. Like when other cousins, friends
of Corbyn, tried to get us set up together almost 40 years ago! Those
in UK and Jewish will understand the irony. If the details intrigue
you, PM me privately!
We won't know the full extent any brain damage, if at all, for a while.
And we don't know if she will be able to live alone on recovery.
Otherwise it will be a long haul but signs are positive.
Thanks once again for everyone's help. It shows the power of the
internet and genners pulling together.