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|07-08-2013 09:34 AM|
positive vibes your way man. Hell of an inspirational story.
Can't wait to read about you shredding come winter.
|07-08-2013 07:52 AM|
I'll start by saying i am so sorry to read about your accident, but very happy to see you remaining soooo positive. It is a good thing to be i'm sure...
I have read your thread from start to finish, and am so gutted for you, not in a negative way, but wouldn't wish this on anyone, and really feel for you being stuck for a while without your board. I know how that can be...!!!
Good luck with getting ready for this season, i am sure that you will do it, and am waiting to read your updates and see some videos of your progression, it means a lot to me, as i'm sure it does others to see you succeed in at least very basic riding and enjoying the freedom of being on the mountain in the snow does for a person.
If i ever get over to your area of boarding, i would love to have the opportunity to ride with you, that is for sure...!!!
On a different note and while talking about being positive, i came across a video that made me think of you and your remaining positive, so i thought i would share it, and hopefully it will put a smile on your face...
|07-06-2013 07:07 PM|
Originally Posted by bigrig View Post
|07-06-2013 06:30 PM|
This is the first time I read your story. Dude, you are badass, between the surgeries, the amp, and just making the decision to go into a tree instead of hitting another person.
All the best, bro...
|07-06-2013 05:32 PM|
Originally Posted by neni View Post
I applaud your outlook on life and the fact that you aren't letting this take you down. Many people would have become extremely bitter.
Best of wishes to you buddy!
|07-02-2013 04:48 AM|
|neni||Damn... your story is harsh and an inspiration at the same time. Hope you never regretted your choice to hit the tree instead of the skier. In the split second of such a situation one is hardly able to make a conscious decision and acts instinctively and even if it now came out to have rough lifetime consequences, you did the right thing. Love to read how you're always looking forward and keep your target. Hope I'll be only partly strong-minded as you if I ever face a similar situation. Props and best wishes on your way to recovery!|
|07-02-2013 01:19 AM|
Quick update -- things are going well! Had my amputation on June 14th. My first check-up was today. The incision looks great, so I get my stump shrinker on Wednesday. My current schedule has me walking for the first time on August 1st.
I really want to see if I can get into snowboarding shape for the upcoming season. We'll see! One step at a time. Thank you all for the awesome support. You guys rule.
I'll keep checking in periodically with updates.
Here's a video from today's visit with the doctor: Below Knee Amputation Incision Cleaning - YouTube.
Let me know what kind of videos you'd be interested in seeing. I'm going to start making more. For instance, when we get the sutures out, when I walk for the first time, etc.
I figure it'll get more interesting for videos the closer I get to being back on my board.
|05-08-2013 11:09 PM|
|andrewdod||that really sucks, that all those complications have led to you losing part of your leg... I hope all goes well and my prayers are with you! get back on that board soon!|
|05-07-2013 11:29 PM|
I'm sorry to hear about the struggles you've endured. However, you're an inspiration. Many would have let this end them.
Wishing you the best in recovery and on your first day back on snow.
|05-07-2013 11:22 PM|
you'll kill it man.
a friend of mine died hitting a tree back in college... it really sucked.
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