Medical personnel at the University of Florida Medical Center continue to monitor the progress of injured NHRA Funny Car driver Eric Medlen, and team sponsor Castrol SYNTEC has announced a special e-mail address to which fans and friends can send messages of encouragement.
Castrol SYNTEC will collect and print messages left at firstname.lastname@example.org for forwarding to Eric and his family. Medlen remains in critical condition after undergoing a delicate craniotomy procedure on Tuesday. He will remain in a drug-induced coma designed to promote healing for at least the next two weeks.
Lori Anne Gola, assistant sponsorship manager for Castrol, said, "There are so many people who care about Eric, and we wanted to find a tangible way to show him all of that love and support. We thought that, through this e-mail address, we could capture the prayers, kind thoughts and well wishes of all those who empathize with Eric and his family."
Castrol will also provide posters featuring Medlen at NHRA national events, encouraging fans to print personal messages for him, with the posters being presented to the Medlen family.
Please take a moment to send Eric and his family an e-mail of encouragement. It is certainly needed.