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Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by FatTirePlease, Sep 23, 2012.
I also hope Trevor is back on two wheels soon !
I'm sorry for your friend's troubles, and I hope he recovers quickly and gets back in the saddle soon.
I hesitate to wade into this, but people smoked at the outdoor service of my aunt, who died of lung cancer. I remember thinking that it was odd. I was a smoker back then, but I would never have lit up anywhere near the service.
It shouldn't be forgotten, though, that those (few) people without helmets were THERE. They were there to show love and give support. And for that, I salute them.
I didn't get the impression that Whec meant to be "holier than Thou." I think he was genuinely surprised to see people without helmets at this specific event. I'm sure he didn't mean to "step in it."
Lets be nice.
posted in Inmates, deserves reposting here:
I've been following this story for a while and wanted to write to offer Trevor some encouragement. Ten years ago last week I was T-boned on the res in northern AZ on my bike. Woman had no insurance. Major damage, lots of broken bones, wheelchairs, surgeries, more surgeries, and more surgeries. Lots of things I can't do anymore that I used to love. But none of that is the point.
The point is that the journey back to some semblance of a normal life is long and difficult but so worth it. The doctors lie and say you'll be better in no time but it doesn't work that way. It took me four years to get back to a "normal" life and even then I contiue to deal with permanent damage to this day. Life will never be the same as it was....but....it goes on and it is good. I remember getting so discouraged at the endless progression of surgery, rehab, surgery, rehab, surgery, rehab. But what I want to say to Trevor is that the last couple of years have been the best years of my life. If someone had told me at about year three that the best years of my life were ahead of me I would have laughed at them. I thought it was done. I thought I would live some sort of diminished existance forever. But that was not the case and I am betting that is not the case for Trevor either. He is such a neat guy and has been working so hard...he will be rewarded richly. Every day of my life has become a bonus, a gift not to be squandered. Things that used to bother me don't even register anymore. That is the pay off for all his hard work. On those days when it all seemed overwhelming, I would just tell myself that if I could put it aside for just 24 hours, tomorrow will be better. It usually was. One day at a time. But it IS worth it. I wish you joy, and happiness, and health Trevor. I continue to follow your story and send healing thoughts your way. Donation on the way and T-shirt ordered. Peace to you.
Go for a ride in that hack as soon as you are able... __________________
Look for smooth water in wild places. Risk much and gain everything.
I don't wish to diminish the gravity of what you're saying, but I think that's why many of us advers like traveling by motorcycle. Motorcycles give us lower lows and higher highs than a car, and humans are addicted to feeling in general.
By this I mean I agree with you and am going through a similar experience. A year ago I was completely down and out and now I'm living the life on the road. You get to appreciate the good times so much more when you have scars to reflect on. My situation was definitely not as severe as yours or Trevor's, but I can relate.
I hope Trevor gets to feel that high on a Honda on a road out there somewhere soon. He deserves it after the shit he's been put through. And while he might struggle with ever gaining absolute parity with where he was physically (not sure completely the extent of his injuries), he might gain a perspective that will replace or even exceed what he has lost. Thanks for posting dogjaw
Wow; great words... I am forwarding to Pam.
She had some stickers made for Saturday's event; a little too big to work well on a helmet or bike. I'm checking today on getting a more suitable design, will keep you posted.
Please do. I don't have stickers on my bike but one with that message I'll buy and mount for sure. Just a thought, but with so many bikes having white plastic, what about the words in black and the moto/rider in black on a white sticker? Kind of takes the detail out and makes it more of a question aesthetically you know? Makes you wonder where the bike is, who's on it and makes the question stick.
Regardless of design, I'm in.
Dollar bill shown for size reference, printing them in white, also in black
This is good stuff; scroll down the page of donators and check out how many on the list are Inmates.
read this to Trevor and Pam yesterday; good stuff.
I don't know what to say. Thanks for the honor!
Hopefully the message lifted spirits and put an image in Trevor's head of piloting a hondasycle in the future!
Trevor's address, if you want to send a postcard while on your travels, or just from your hometown; he loves them all.
3400 S Bowman Apt 103
Little Rock, AR 72211
There is a sticky over in Inmates, that we keep populated with Info and pics on Trevor's progress; check it out...
Trevor took his first assisted steps today, approx 1 year after being hit... Check out his recovery thread.
Pam was going through some old papers, found this, vintage pre accident Trevor:
I'm screwed on #4 though Its so engrained in my vernacular I can't help it at times. How's Trevor coming along?
GSF, I'll PM you when I get a sec... Things are a but rocky right now; from Pam:
Trevor update: I had to wait until I stopped crying to write this.
Robynn and Chris, Blip Workshop.Thank you for your Everribbon donation. I got a call this morning that the out of pocket cost for Trevor's bone scan on Monday would be more than double what I'd been quoted.He needs the scan in order to get surgery to remove the painful H.O. bone in his elbow which is limiting his movement severely. He was denied a treatment for his left side spacticity last week because the out of pocket cost was too high .I started counting every dollar and then I checked the Everribbon site. To quote Trevor "It blew my wig off". It breaks my heart that he is denied anything related to easing his pain and healing his injuries but it soothes my soul when folks like you extend a helping hand and make a sacrifice for his well being. Thank you from a mother's heart. I hope I can thank you in person someday. with Trevor Ware.
Follow the money. Corporations, banks, and insurance companies don't give a damn about helping people; they are legally sanctioned ponzi schemes for the owners. They are about making money and (insert Trevor's #4) everyone else.
Its crazy the duality of our society in terms of greed vs charity. So many of us derive satisfaction in giving, and yet all our "big businesses" and legal/financial institutions can be so cold.
Sorry for the rant. I look forward to the pm