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Old 03-14-2006, 04:09 AM   #1
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My number is up...

After 2 years and 25k miles on my trusty steed karma pulled my number last sunday.

i was slowing to negotiate a left hand turn off of a 2 lane road and was struck from behind by a young teen driver traveing appxox 65mph (in a 45). My speed was approximately 15mph and slowing, hyper lights going.

Long story short, i'm now parapalegic. T12 and L1 were crushed along with the spinal cord in the middle.

I'm heading to surgery today to fuse and reconstruct the physical support mechanism i need to at least be able to sit up in a wheelchair.

I believe in the power of prayer and would considerate it a great honor to be included in any prayers over the next few days.

Cheers,
Dale
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:17 AM   #2
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Holy smokes! You have what ever you need from me

Good luck
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:18 AM   #3
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Good God. You are in my thoughts.
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:20 AM   #4
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Done, my prayers are with you.
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:24 AM   #5
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What an amazing attitude! I'm in awe. God Bless and best wishes for the future!

Plaese keep us posted on how you're doing.
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:32 AM   #6
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Thinking of you (shit that sounds a lame comment but its true, bit lost for words).
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:33 AM   #7
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Dale words fail me - I hope your surgery goes well and one never knows what miracles can happen.
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:45 AM   #8
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How about a sticky for a couple days?

Hey Mods

I think Dale could really use some ADVrider love right now
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:07 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaleB
Long story short, i'm now parapalegic.

Dale, I can't begin to imagine what it would be like to even write that. Let us know how we can help you.
-Kris
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:09 AM   #10
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You have my prayers and best wishes too.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:11 AM   #11
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Dale, prayers are with you.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:49 AM   #12
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dale,

as someone just said, you are an inspiration to us all. life orders for us some crazy li'l dishes, and fortunately there are folks as strong as you who can take it in stride. i have not one doubt in my mind that you will continue to live a healthy and happy life.

it would be great if you (or someone you love) could post on this thread a picture of your smiling mug so that we may all throw it up on our screens as wallpaper. i truly believe in the power of healing through simple, pure, positive thought.

good on ya,
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:55 AM   #13
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Dale,
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. You have a great support group here, I know we'll all be thinkin about you.
Hang in there and stay strong - if you need anything just say the word.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:57 AM   #14
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Best of luck to you buddy....

You have one seriously good attitude You will go far in this world.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:57 AM   #15
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Dale,

I can't even begin to imagin what you are going through! Though, as someone recovering from a nasty crash several months ago (my father crashed as well), I understand how fleeting life's moments can be and how quickly things can change. You have an amzing amount of support, understanding, good thoughts, kind words and love, all right here on Advrider! Please take advantage of it when you feel the need! We are all here for you! I'm glad you are around to continue life's journey!

Hang in there, and you will be in my thoughts.
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