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Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« on: October 18, 2014, 05:38:43 pm »
I know many on the forum are strong believers in the power of prayer to our God, as Irene and I are.
Laurie, his GF, let us know that Tom had a serious accident near Richmond today, and was lifelined to Miami Valley Hosp. We don't know any other details than he's expected to survive.
I know many of you know Tom, either in person, from the forum, or from his rides in SE Ohio.
Please keep him, Laurie, and the family in your prayers.
If we learn more, I will update the thread.
Jorge
« Last Edit: October 18, 2014, 05:42:58 pm by Jorge »

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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 06:43:31 pm »
I know him also. We rode all day together last Sunday. Keep us posted and will start praying now.
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 07:59:31 pm »
Prayers sent!
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2014, 08:03:12 pm »
So sorry to hear this.  I'll keep him in my thoughts, and please update when you hear more.
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2014, 08:36:50 pm »
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2014, 10:02:31 pm »
So sorry to hear this!
Praying now.
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2014, 11:09:04 pm »
Thanks Jorge for the note, I met Tom at the Moto GP in Indy this summer while hanging out at the circle on Meridian, very nice guy! We've exchanged a couple notes since, my prayers for his speedy recovery.
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2014, 11:32:39 pm »
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2014, 11:55:35 pm »
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2014, 02:28:31 am »
So sorry to hear this.  My best goes out to him and his family and I hope for a full and speedy recovery!  :beerchug:

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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2014, 02:35:35 am »
Update:
Not sure of the speeds, distances, or fault; things not fully clear, and it may not have been cage's fault.
Tom hit on driver's door of a Cavalier when he was travelling in US-35 near Richmond IN. He's currently in the ICU at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton. For some reason, the hospital information services does not recognize that Tom is there, so if anyone calls the hospital, you may be told that there is no one there by that name.
He has multiple fractures in legs and ankle, sternum, ribs, and other injuries. Doctors are still running tests to determine full extent of injuries. He's heavily sedated, and is out almost all the time. This morning he woke for a while, and Laurie (his terrific GF that was in JC with Tom) was able to communicate with him. The doctors say this is really great because they didn't expect to see this for several days. Tom is a strong man, physically and mentally, and he'll fight this, but prayers are an amazing thing (some of you should ask about this in person and I'll tell you some really neat stories of protection and healing), so keep them coming!
Tom is a 100% ATGATT guy, and his mom is convinced that this saved his life, and reduced level of injuries.
Prognosis is looks good, but with a long recovery.
Please continue to keep Tom, Laurie, and the family in your prayers.

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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2014, 03:03:52 am »
Prayers definitely sent!!  So sorry to hear this story. Bikes can be replaced, friends can't!!
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2014, 08:50:04 pm »
Any updates on Tom?
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2014, 01:27:29 am »
No real update, other than it sounds like he's spending more time awake.
Laurie is accompanying him day & night.
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2014, 09:22:03 am »
Thanks for keeping us updated Jorge, prayers sent.


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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2014, 11:16:27 am »
Prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.

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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2014, 12:32:04 pm »
Did he have a concussion? 
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2014, 01:18:31 pm »
Just rode with Tom a week ago. Very sorry to hear this. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2014, 02:15:16 pm »
Jorge,

I don't know Tom, but I am a believer in Jesus and His healing power. I pray that God heals Tom and glorifies Himself through this.

I, too had a crash this past Saturday in Arkansas after a fantastic four hours of riding with fellow COGgers, but only sustained minor injuries. The bike is probably totaled. I'm so thankful I wasn't more severely injured.

I'll continue to pray for Tom, his girlfriend and family.
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2014, 03:57:08 pm »
whats the word- hows he doing?

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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2014, 12:53:16 am »
All you guys, I know that Laurie and Tom appreciate your prayers.
We passed by Dayton (we live about 2 hrs away) today on our return trip from NJ , but by the time we got there, Tom was pretty much "done fer"; this is actually a good thing.
Tom has been sitting up in bed, and per Laurie's words: "Tom's been doing more than they are asking him to do". Those of you that know Tom will remember he's an intense individual; and he knows what's needed for recovery.
I don't know if he had a concussion; I imagine he did.
Keep up the prayers, and I too know that God will be glorified by this!
Jorge

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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2014, 01:00:49 am »
                                             Get well soon thoughts and Prayers to Tom,
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2014, 12:22:06 pm »
The reason I asked, is I received a concussion over a year ago from an accident, and still dealing with it. The physical parts mended very quickly....just make sure he follows the dr's orders about the concussion.  Can't push thru recovery of that like a knee injury, and it ends up taking longer to heal.  Folks who have been thru physical injury or surgery tend to want to treat a concussion like those.  (Sorry, after what happened to us, I am an advocate on treating concussions).  Prayers for a speedy recovery.
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2014, 02:29:30 pm »
How is Tom doing?
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Re: Freebird6 Down Hard near Richmond
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2014, 02:48:22 pm »
First time I've seen this note.
Really sorry to hear the news, but happy to hear the prayers are working.
I'll add my prayers to the chorus.

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