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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    10 years ago today...

    It was the first day of my vacation and I was at home enjoying a quiet evening and after getting the baby tucked in was getting ready for bed when the phone rang... I never like it when the phone rings at 11 pm as it is never good news.

    My brother in law was on the phone and I knew something was wrong... he never cries.

    He told me that I had to come to the hospital as it was almost certain I would never see my nephew alive as he had been in a horrific car crash and was undergoing emergency surgery.

    He was coming north when a lady coming southbound crossed the centre line in what we now believe was a suicide attempt... my nephew had just turned from glancing over / talking to his friends when he saw the car swing across and were told he managed to swerve right just enough that it was not a total head on.

    The car was unrecognizable after the accident and the woman died instantly while the jeep flipped six times and the front end of the truck was pushed right back into the cab on the driver's side.

    There were many people on the scene as it is a busy road and a 911 call was made immediately.

    My nephew was still conscious when help arrived and he and his friends were airlifted to the medical centre and required emergency surgery to stem internal bleeding... he had broken nearly every bone in his body below his waist... ruptured his spleen... it was very bad.

    When I arrived at the hospital I went in to see the young man I had known since day one and I'll be damned if he looked fine save for the tubes and iv's... he did not have a scratch above the neck.

    The nurses were not positive and said it was a small miracle he had even survived the crash... a bigger miracle was that his friends escaped with minor injuries.

    I told everyone that he could not die...

    That was ten years ago today.

    My plans for today are to talk to my nephew and see when we are going to get together and celebrate the anniversary and more than that, simply celebrate life.


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    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    seriously man, almost shed a tear (I hardly ever cry...some times I wish I could) tell him a stranger says "Hi!" and is happy that he can reply to it.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    When he woke up or rather could be kept down... the first thing he did was ask for a pen and paper and wrote...

    "friends okay ?" and "my fault?"

    I used to be his hero.

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    Sixty Fiver,
    Thank you for a marvelous story Here's to your nephew!

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    Wow. That's amazing. Thanks for sharing that with us.
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    Thank you for this thread. Truly.
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    How about a picture of the two of you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
    How about a picture of the two of you?
    +1

    I hope you enjoyed your day of celebration with your nephew.
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix

    Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. - John Lennon


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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    We haven't started celebrating yet...

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    Here's to your Nephew and defying the odds. I'm glad the outcome was gave you plenty of tomorrows together.

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Was thinking that perhaps we have never stopped celebrating...we just don't drink copious amounts of Drambuie on a daily basis.


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    I'm having a Negra Modelo for you and your nephew! Well, one for me. An extra for you two.
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    What a great story, Sixty. I'm hoping your nephew is doing fine today without any after effects of the crash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    When he woke up or rather could be kept down... the first thing he did was ask for a pen and paper and wrote...

    "friends okay ?" and "my fault?"

    I used to be his hero.
    Right on. Thanks for sharing.

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    What a great story, Sixty. I'm hoping your nephew is doing fine today without any after effects of the crash.
    He will always have chronic pain, living without a spleen presents some challenges, and he will need hip replacement surgery a lot sooner than most.

    We make a good looking pair as neither of us looks as messed up as we are.


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    Awesome story!

    Can he walk or is he in a wheel chair?
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    Wow man, I so happy he made it. The thought of this happening to any of my nephews or friends kids makes me shutter. Have fun celebrating, no matter what you both decide to do.

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    I was actually worried that the end of your first post was going to be very, very bad. Luckily the opposite was true, and I am extremely glad for that! And even if you're not still his only hero, I imagine you are probably one of a very select group of heroes in his eyes.

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    A wonderful story S-F. Thank you for relaying it to us. Hope you have/had a good anniversary celebration.
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    that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with azzholes. -- William Gibson

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    Great story! Did your nephew recover fully? Or was there permanent damage? Lemonade tastes damn good at times, thanks for the inspiration.

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    Ten years ago today I was probably worried about Y2K, or something like that. I was making a good deal more money then than I am now and was usually a bit worried about losing it. And I was worried about approaching 40 yrs old.

    It all seems kinda petty compared to something like this.

    I'm glad things worked out so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Awesome story!

    Can he walk or is he in a wheel chair?
    He walks better than I do.

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