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Old 06-19-2012, 03:27 AM   #16
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Congratulations on getting back to riding after such an horrific accident and thanks for telling your story. It's good to read stories of strength and persistence both mental and physical as they help us realise the immense capacity of the human body and spirit to deal with adversity.

I hope your recovery continues and the levels of discomfort and pain subside enough for you to be able to ride the bike of your choice.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:33 AM   #17
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WOW. Horrible accident but what a testimony to keeping the future in focus. Many folks with fewer problems would have just given up.

Excellent that you are "back on the horse" and best wishes for your continued recovery.

You inspire all of us.

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Old 06-19-2012, 03:54 AM   #18
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brother, you have a heart touching story, but keep it up right, and your chin up, things just work out that way. all your brothers and sisters will always be here to help you in your time in need. its great that you got most of your costs paid for. i spent 2 years in a sling with 1 arm, bumming around the station shuffling papers from one side of the desk back to the other for 2 years.

dont question why your alive and why others are not, just think, this world is not finished with you yet.

as i say about my self, Hell got scared that i would take over, so they sent me back...

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Old 06-19-2012, 06:00 AM   #19
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Glad to hear you are back on the bike and healing
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:30 AM   #20
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Well done for your positive attitude, keep it shiny side up
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:41 AM   #21
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:08 AM   #22
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What gear were you wearing in addition to your AGV rossi helmet? In addition to pure luck, this might have been the difference between life and death.

Glad you survived, had the toughness to recover and ability to ride again.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:16 AM   #23
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Way to keep on keeping on !
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:21 AM   #24
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Thanks for sharing your story and keep the faith Brother. Sounds like you have a lot to look forward too, good luck in Motor Officer School, you might actually like riding a Harley.
In 2009 I rode 18,589 miles on an island that's 72 miles long. That's 50 miles a day everyday for 365 days. I think I'll go home now. 97k miles and still riding my YouTube Channel
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:40 AM   #25
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We're all proud of you for fighting through everything a recovery like that takes and are able to be here with us, as well as your service as an LEO.

I wish you all the best and it looks like you're very positive which makes all the difference.

We're all pulling for you.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:22 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Royal Tiger View Post
I battled depression and suicidal thoughts before the crash at times, and they are still there, sometimes even stronger, but I have been moving on.
I read every word Royal Tiger, but these are the ones that have me most concerned. I can't click 'next page' without responding to someone I feel is reaching out for help. Please confide these thoughts to your friends, family, or pastor and seek professional assistance. If you don't feel like you can do that, call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255.

People DO care about you - even this inmate whom just finished reading about your amazing recovery from almost certain death on a bike.

I don't have all the answers, but feel free to PM me if you need a willing ear.

Sincerely, Fast FOG
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #27
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Wow - hell of a story. For all the pain you've gone through, you probably know yourself and your own strength better than most of us.

Thanks for posting - hope you keep feeling better.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:42 PM   #28
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Good luck with your continuing recovery. Quite an amazing story.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #29
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You are an amazing person to go through what you did and get back on a bike. I hope your pain subsides soon. Every time I would read about a crash on this site or others, I would wonder if I could get back on a bike. I found that out about 5 weeks ago when I had my first accident. Nothing like yours, though. It seemed the hand of God snatched me of my bike just in time. It's a slow process getting your "bike legs" again. Do it at your own pace, that's all!
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #30
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Congrats bro. Stay safe, riding and working.
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