Community Benefit for Wayland Recovery Fund at Philo's in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz
May 16, 2014

Many of you have already heard that a few days ago Wayland Coomb-Wright fell from a roof he was repairing at he and his wife’s restaurant, The Octopus’s Garden.

Wayland’s wife, Aruna Piroshki, has faithfully served as an officer of the Amigos de La Cruz since its beginnings and together the two of them have given years of support to the North Bay community.

Wayland is in now in Guadalajara resting comfortably after surgery on a severely injured upper spine. We have the good news that the prospects for rehab are positive, but it will be a long haul. Aruna unfortunately had to close the restaurant until further notice.

The community is joining together to hold a Benefit For Wayland to help them get through this difficult time. They are facing mounting expenses and need our help!

Please join us on Friday, May 23rd at Philo’s in La Cruz for all of this and more:

• Gourmet Dinner prepared by Ferenc, Sandy and Donita

• Salsa Dancing with Hugo and Christina

• Music With
  Latcho and Andrea
  Al & Zoe
  and more... with a jam session for all musicians at the end!

Also in store are silent live auctions. Whew – what a fun night we’re going to have!

You can contribute by buying a ticket and joining us on Friday, May 23, at 5:30 at Philo’s in La Cruz. Your 300 peso ticket includes all of the above plus a fabulous opportunity to give back to Wayland and Aruna for their years of commitment to the community.

Tickets available at:

• Philo’s Bar – 15 Delfin (open Saturday nights starting at 5:00 only)
• Philo’s Real Estate (next door to Philo’s )- (329) 295-6011
• Cindy Bouchard – (322) 127-5813
• Donita Hart in Bucerias - (322) 107-3998
• Allison McAssey (at the La Cruz Marina) - (322) 107-6797
• Katrina at the La Cruz Marina also has tickets in her office
• Dick Markle at the Paradise Marina has tickets
• Duncan Randall – (322) 116-527
• Karen Cope – (322) 147-4831

If you can’t attend, consider buying and donating a ticket to someone who loves Wayland but can’t afford this expense.

We will be collecting donations for the silent and live auctions, so if you can donate a bottle of wine, art, a service, etc., please contact any of the above.

You can also pray, visualize… hold Wayland and his family in your thoughts for a full and successful healing, and share with others who know and want the best for Wayland!

Wayland and Aruna’s daughter, Kaerolik Combe-Wright, has set up a website for access to current information on Wayland’s condition. Check it out here

NOTE:  Money donated to the Caring Bridge website will go to Caring Bridge and not to Wayland.  Suggest you use this site for information about Wayland or to post your own note to him.

Kaerolik will also accept donations to her Paypal account at Kaerolik Combe-Wright for those who have already gone north for the season. Go to:  Enter Kaerolik’s email address; “” Paypal will walk you through the steps. Be sure to check that the donation is to a friend.

For local donations please contact Duncan Randall at (322) 116-5274.

Over the last year all La Cruz events have sold out, as we’re anticipating a huge crowd from the entire Bay of Banderas, we recommend that you get your tickets early.

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