Many SDBC club members have recently visited Juan Carlos Viñolo. He really enjoys visits from cyclists in particular, so if you can, go say hello to him! He will be at Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center until mid-November. The best time to visit is between 3 and 6 pm. He works pretty hard during the daytime with the therapists preparing him for independent living.
The building is directly EAST of the Sharp Mary Birch parking garage on Health Center Drive. (That's the one with the stork on it you see from 163) If you are coming north on 163 get off on Mesa College Drive and turn east then south on Heath Center Drive and park where the stork is (or park on the street for free along that road). Then walk between the buildings and go to 2929 Health Center Drive - you will see lots of picnic umbrellas and a sliding glass door that faces WEST (towards the parking garage) go in there and turn left. Then at the end of that hallway is reception. Juan Carlos is in room #140 (As of 9/24/2014)
From Serge Issakov: "Michael Pelkey and I went to visit Juan Carlos today. I was very impressed with his demeanor and character. I can only imagine what he is going through, but can tell you he is dealing with it effectively. He was out on the patio and independently mobile in an electric wheel chair. He should be home in about 2 months. He does plan to go back to his job and looks forward to cycling again on a handcycle. JC welcomes visits. I encourage you to go."