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How to Send Ron Barber Good Wishes

One of The Arc’s own was hurt in the tragic shooting that took place in Arizona on Saturday. Thankfully, Ron Barber, U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ district director and an advocate for The Arc of Tucson, is recovering.

The Arc of Tuscon sent an email on Monday to the local press, giving the public and disability community a way to send Ron good wishes and stay up to date on his condition:

Dear Arc Members and Friends:

As many of you know, our longtime friend and highly respected advocate for persons with disabilities, Ron Barber, was shot in Saturday’s tragic event. Many of you have asked for some information on his medical condition and now there is way for you to keep updated. And, best of all, you can send him your personal messages, which I encourage you to do.

Go to and register your name and email. There are no fees or hidden tricks with registering with CaringBridge. You will receive a return email confirming your email address, and then you can go to the site anytime and click on “Visit”. A box comes up and you will type in “ronbarber.” This will take you to his personal page where you can read about him and post personal messages.

All of us at The Arc of Tucson are keeping Ron and his family, as well as Gabrielle Giffords and others involved, in our prayers and I encourage you all to do the same.