Thursday, August 9, 2012

When Life Makes You Slow Down

It has been over a week since I have posted on my blog.  Since my last blog post, my family was hit with an unexpected change of events, which has made all of us take a break from the busyness of life and be with and for each other.  Last Friday night my father-in-law was in a motorcycle/deer accident.  He is doing great now, especially considering everything.  From the accident, he has fractured four ribs, had a partially-collapsed lung, has a fractured scapula (shoulder blade), a small tear in his spleen, a small brain bleed and second degree burns from the road rash.  I'm happy to say that after just five days in the hospital, we were able to bring him home yesterday late afternoon/early evening.  He has a long road to a full recovery; his progress this week has been amazing!

This is the reason why you should wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle.
This is the reason why my father-in-law is still with us today.
I am so happy, proud and fortunate that he has always been a helmet rider.

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  1. Sending prayers and hugs your way. Looks like that helmet has a powerful message in itself.

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    1. Thanks Sara. I've told my father-in-law he should give his helmet to the Sheriff's department or someone that conducts motorcycle safety/training classes - like you said, a powerful message in itself.

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  2. Glad he's been able to come home! I bet that helps him get better too!

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  3. Wow.. Simply wow. Let us know what you need.

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  4. Is it ok to use this helmet for my speech class on motorcycle helmet safety?

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    1. Paul, I hope you used the photo. Going through comments today and realized I missed this one back in April. So sorry!

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  5. Helmet laws and how they relate to Arizona cruiser harm accidents are exceptionally mind boggling as opposed to what numerous accept. As indicated by the letter of the law, much of the time, a bike rider does not need to wear a bike Helmet in Arizona. All riders know the part of the law that states it is not an infringement for a bike rider to ride without a Helmet.

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    1. In Iowa there is no helmet law, but I am glad my father-in-law wore a helmet!

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  6. A bike helmet is a unique cap intended for the bike riders to give them greatest wellbeing against genuine head wounds which may happen amid a fall.

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