Dear Tibetans and friends of Tibet,
I just wanted to give you all an update on Takna Jigme Sangpo la.
I met him on July 15, 2002 to discuss his medical situation.
Subsequently, his physical examination began in a Washington, D.C. hospital. The doctors have kept him at the hospital for the time being for observation and a series of tests. Once the tests are complete we will know what next steps to take concerning his treatment. He has a standing invitation from the Swiss government to visit Switzerland for medical treatment.
I have received a communication from the Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama containing a message from His Holiness to Takna Jigme Sangpo. I delivered the message to him today.
Although a bit weak, his spirit is high and mentally he is quite alert.
Special Envoy of H.H. the Dalai Lama