Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tequila Mockingbird - by Ska Face

If you play derby, you've heard of Tequila Mockingbird. She skated for the Windy City Rollers as a member of The Fury, one of their home teams. On August 25th, 2007, she fell during a bout and suffered a serious spinal injury that left her unable to walk. Although she went through what all derby skaters fear, every photo I've seen of her shows her sporting a stunning smile. Through physical therapy and an incredible amount of perseverance and hard work, she has regained some movement in her limbs.

Ska Face, her teammate on The Fury, made this square in honor of her. I'm especially grateful to receive this contribution, as the quilt wouldn't be complete without it.

Tequila is still recovering, and her medical care is expensive. Please take a moment and go to and make a donation. We derby skaters (and refs, and fans) have to help each other out, eh?

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