Isaac James better, benefit set |

Isaac James better, benefit set

Dave Moller
Senior Staff Writer

Accident victim Isaac James regained consciousness Thursday and his condition is improving, family friend Tom Durkin said Friday.

“He’s talking to his mom (Rachel Kelly) and he’s moving his arms and legs and is coherent,” Durkin said Friday. “He won’t walk out of there tomorrow, but he’s making a remarkable recovery.”

James, 26, was injured Monday night when his vehicle crashed on Tyler Foote Crossing Road. He was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center in critical condition, but he was upgraded to serious condition Friday, according to hospital spokeswoman Robin Montgomery.

A benefit to help the musician and his family with medical costs and replacing James’ lost income will be held from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Jan. 18 at Body Balance Studio, 151 Mill St. in downtown Grass Valley.

There will be no charge, but there will be a donation box at the door, according to family friend Ivan Scheumack. All proceeds will go to the James family.

The benefit will include a healing ceremony, Kung Fu exhibition, a silent auction, food and beverages, and performances by Alasdair Fraser, Justin Anchetta, Silver Service, Sweet Dirt and the Earth Rhythm Dancers.

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For more information or to donate to the James family, call Scheumack at 432-2539. Donations can also be made to Isaac James through an account that has been set up at Citizens Bank.

To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail or call 477-4237.

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