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Interesting story
« on: October 19, 2007, 10:59:33 PM »
heres the link http://www.ruralmissouri.org/06pages/06Julylogger.html

i just thought i would post it again. i didnt know how to bring it all over from the archive sorry.

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Re: Interesting story
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2007, 11:17:47 PM »

Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: Mooseherder on October 14, 2007, 10:47:45 AM
Great Story Semo. Thanks for sharing.

Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: Roy M on October 14, 2007, 11:37:03 AM
That is amazing. He reminds me of a remark from Will Rogers. "I was too ignorant to know it could not be done so I went ahead and did it."

Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: Logwalker on October 14, 2007, 11:48:23 AM
Great Story. I have been running a small excavator for several years and have often thought that this could be an excellent way for a paraplegic to have a constructive and useful job. But this is the first I have heard of someone actually doing it. Hopefully more people will take this approach. Joe

Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: pineywoods on October 14, 2007, 01:37:41 PM
Hey semologger, we need to get this gutsy kid a computer if he doesn't have one and get him on here  8) I am quite familiar with the problems of folks with disabilities. I'm married to a gal with one functional arm and one functional leg.
there are them that give up and become a vegetable, and them that get on with life.
I'll never forget one therapist who told my wife, you can do anything you ever have, just might have to go about it a little different. She does just that.






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Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: Paul_H on October 14, 2007, 04:23:18 PM
 "he aint heavy,he's my Brother" came to mind when I saw the pics of Josh being helped by his siblings.

Thanks for the link semologger.

Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: beenthere on October 14, 2007, 05:15:21 PM
Paul..your quote reminded me....
We met one of Nailhead's friends and brother at Escanaba (Lake States Forestry Congress) who runs a WM (LT40 I think, and thinking of upgrading). He was in a motorized chair and seemed to be quite active in the sawing business. Appeared his brother was helping too.

Haven't heard if he has upgraded or not.

Where there is a will, there is a way. And some have a lot of "will" too.  :) :)

Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: Maple Flats on October 14, 2007, 06:04:28 PM
This re-affirms that "Where ther's a will there's a way". Great story. 8) 8)

Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: semologger on October 14, 2007, 08:35:02 PM
what touched me about this guy is that i am an incomplete quad. i should be exactly like him. i was in a diving accident. broke my c4 c5 and 6 in my neck  i just was one of the lucky ones the doc said i wouldnt be. he said permanently paralized neck down. i pulled thru it i still have probs but you wouldnt really know it if i didnt tell ya. i was only 14 years old. i want to approach this guy and talk to him but i dont know how to do it. i feel bad when i do talk to guys who have spinal cord injuries and never recovered and i did. i drive thru the guys town every month er so. what do you guys think i should?


Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on October 14, 2007, 09:13:02 PM

 Maybe just look him up, and tell him how you heard about him. Tell him we would love to have him as a member, and don't get too emotional. Just show respect at how he has gone forward. He's the kind of guy we like having here.  8)

Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: rebocardo on October 15, 2007, 02:45:03 AM
Good story, it helps to have a great family too.

From the story

"He was ejected 20 to 30 feet from the vehicle".

no seatbelt = ejected = death

http://www.carbuyingtips.com/disaster.htm

I try to drill seatblet use into my kids' heads all the time.


Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: thecfarm on October 15, 2007, 06:57:08 AM
Before it was a law to wear seatbelt here in Maine I was buckling up.I knew of 2 people that got hurt real bad in wreaks.Both in thier early 20's.One did recover and one was paralized and badly brain damage for about 15 years before she died in a nursing home.My wife was in a bad wreak.I feel the seat belt saved her when I saw the truck.She did get a head injure that is started to come back after 5 years.She had a greenhouse business and horses.She was complaining of feeling funny,head wise,head aches,shouder hurting,all kinda on the left side.This was the side that bounced off the side window.Not a good thing.We got rid of all of the above and she is doing wonderful.She feels ALOT better now.She did not realize how bad she was feeling.I did not want her to do any of the above,nor did the head doctor.But she wanted to try it and she found out the hard way.It was not a good idea.I did not want her to do the above either,but I did support her and helped out as much as I could.I use the seatbelt,even if I'm only going a few miles.Just never know what meant happen.

Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: rbhunter on October 15, 2007, 10:40:43 AM
I like stories like this one. It shows we can do what we put a mind to. Also so many people use every little excuse to explain why they cannot do something and here is a young man who took his limitations and strenghts and found a way to get it done.

On the subject of seat belts. I believe in using them. My wife has an uncle who wrapped his car around a tree and was thrown out of the car saving his life. He is one of the first to tell you that he was lucky and being thrown out saved his life. But he says that was the exception and not the rule. He definately believes in using seat belts. He will tell you seat belts save more lives than they lose.

Title: Re: very interesting story
Post by: rebocardo on October 15, 2007, 05:03:32 PM
> She feels ALOT better now

Now that is good news. I guess the newer cars with side air bag curtains might be a good thing in preventing that type of injury.
 
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Re: Interesting story
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007, 11:30:11 PM »
thank you sir. you are very helpful. i owe ya one

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Re: Interesting story
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2007, 11:37:11 PM »
my sister had a bad wreck 2 weeks after she turned 16. she flipped her chevy tracker 3 times on gravel road seat belt saved her. not even a scratch just recently her same thing happened to her boyfriend. he fliped his truck going 80 five times. him and the other guy not hurt. took the jaws of life to get them out of the truck. seatbelts have worked for my family.


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