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sundance
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posted July 24, 2003 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sundance   Click Here to Email sundance     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit sundance's Homepage!   View sundance's car!
My prayers go out to you and yours. Sounds like you have a strong family, and alot of support from your freinds here. Wish everyone a speedy recovery.

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sniggle_t
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posted July 24, 2003 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sniggle_t   Click Here to Email sniggle_t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit sniggle_t's Homepage!   View sniggle_t's car!
When I hear of something like this I just want to say the he** with work, go home and give my wife and son a hug.

Our prayers are with you.

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james priest
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posted July 24, 2003 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james priest   Click Here to Email james priest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
Mike I just read what happened and am glad to here that your family is ok. It is hard to realize that life can change in a blink of an eye. Sometimes we never appreciate what we have until it is too late but you were given a mirical and a strong reminder of what your family means to you. Our love and prayers go out to your family and hope that all of you will come out ok and stronger as a family.

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70CitrusZ
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posted July 26, 2003 12:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70CitrusZ   Click Here to Email 70CitrusZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      View 70CitrusZ's car!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mark & family

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mikey003
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posted July 27, 2003 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikey003   Click Here to Email mikey003     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.with tears in my eyes i salute you.your love for your family shines through all that has happened.good luck and god speed. mike...

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Jim Hokama
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posted July 28, 2003 03:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Hokama     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
Truly an amazing miracle. May Heavenly Father continue to bless and strengthen You and your Family on the road to recovery. Jim.

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cstumpf
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posted July 28, 2003 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cstumpf   Click Here to Email cstumpf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
Mike,

I finally noticed this thread, don't know how I missed it for so long. You and your family have been on my prayer list since news of the accident hit the forum. But reading your description of what happend, it was more like reading a description of a scene out of a disaster/action movie. I'm glad you got everyone out and that they are all on the road to recovery. Praise God for that.

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speedyrev
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posted July 30, 2003 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for speedyrev   Click Here to Email speedyrev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit speedyrev's Homepage!   View speedyrev's car!
I just read the thread! WOW!

God truly is our ever present help in time of need!

Praying for you all!

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bowtieman55
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posted July 31, 2003 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bowtieman55   Click Here to Email bowtieman55     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
WOW....I had no idea that it was this bad...I'll be praying for you and your family. This is really bad news...but at the same time...very good news that everyone is still with us. Mike, you are a great Dad, friend, and leader. I will continue to think about you and your family.

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MadMike
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posted July 31, 2003 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MadMike   Click Here to Email MadMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit MadMike's Homepage!   View MadMike's car!
Thanks guys. The support still helps. I can't say much. Anything I can say will be generic or vague.

Yeah it's bad. Most people equate wrecks with physical pain & injury. We got that in spades, but the hidden (or not so hidden) emotional trauma is worse. For example, people can deal with a broken leg. But for a mother to have her heart ripped out because she can't attend to her disabled or disfigured children is hard. Laura couldn't see dan for a week. For 4 hours I was in the hospital under the assumption dan was gone. The only comfort I had was hearing "I'll be alright" earlier, and knowing he was flown to Scottish Rite.

You guys also helped us get through June & July. Without what you guys did, I'd have been screwed in other ways. Supposedly my van should be "resolved" in another couple weeks. Fortunantly I'm not upside down on the loan. But I had to fall back to running my 2 beat cars (1 w/210K and the other with 230K). Hopefully I won't kill them before dans rehab is over (tenatively scheduled for the end of august).

I also equated wrecks with physical injury. When you ask someone what their telephone number is and they respond with the town they live in, you get educated in the other aspects of injury.

I discount what I did. It's a miricle dan left the van alive. But there was a "medical lady" (wearing scrubs - on her way to work or from work) who I saw attending to dan on the side of the road before any rescue people arrived on the scene. She was stabilizing dans head, and there was a good samaritan (40ish year old beer belly guy, wearing only cut off shorts and sneakers) straddling dan working one of those respirator bags which covers your mouth/nose and has a clear ball on it... several days later while in the ICU the nurse told me "if his airway hadn't been opened when it was...." Who put that lady there?

I got dealt this hand so I'll play it as best I can. It's not easy, but with the support we get from all of you, friends & family, we'll get through it.

Lastly, I'm fortunant to see (and be involved in) and be able to handle seeing the most violently injured children in this area. I see kids severely hurt who make daily progress. It's amazing. On day 1 a kid shows up who can't walk and can only mumble. And a week later the person is walking down the hall and talking to you. Unbelieveable what Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta can do for children.

Edit: Dan is lucky he's not in the condition I just mentioned above. Yeah bad, but I get to see worse. This facility can only handle ~20 kids from SC, GA & AL. and dans 1 of them.

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lammy
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posted August 01, 2003 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lammy   Click Here to Email lammy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit lammy's Homepage!   View lammy's car!
hang in there man.

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cuzzinit
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posted August 01, 2003 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cuzzinit   Click Here to Email cuzzinit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      View cuzzinit's car!
God was definately there for your family. We are also there for you. Your entire family is in our prayers.

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OSU76LT
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posted August 01, 2003 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OSU76LT   Click Here to Email OSU76LT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit OSU76LT's Homepage!   View OSU76LT's car!
Every time I read about this, I am moved. What I know about you only comes from your website and how other people feel about you, but that is enough to tell how good of a person you are. I can't think of anything that everyone else hasn't said already, so just know we are also praying for you and your family here. All of the work you have done for the SGCOG is amazing, this site is the best and most informative I have ever seen. I'm really glad you're still around to keep it up- Matt

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DrummerKris18
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posted August 03, 2003 01:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DrummerKris18   Click Here to Email DrummerKris18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit DrummerKris18's Homepage!   
Holy crap.. Thank God you guys survived.. Reading this story for the first time just blew my mind. I wish nothing but the best for you and your family, and I hope that things progress positively. Like others on the site have already said, hang in there, you're in our prayers.

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71CAMRS
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posted August 06, 2003 12:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71CAMRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
We hope your family is doing better. Our prayers are still with you.

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