Help sought for recent Soc PhD

Our friend Brian Lande graduated from the sociology department in 2010.  Those who were in the department around then will remember him well.

Unfortunately, Brian and his family are in crisis.  His wife Melissa has been in a coma for the last 10 weeks while also pregnant with their first child. Their son, West Nathaniel, was delivered on Thursday May 22. While Brian and the rest of Melissa's loved ones remain hopeful that her condition will improve, Brian faces a future of both caring for his wife and raising a son alone.

Please find recent reporting here and here about Brian and his family.

Some of us who know Brian have decided to do what we can to help. We invite you as sociology alumni to do the same. You can learn more about Melissa and Brian's needs here. Please consider joining us and fellow alumni as we try to help the family through this difficult time.