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Old 01-31-2010, 09:54 PM
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I wish her well.

Since the advent of shaped skis I'd say the average speed on an intermediate skier has doubled. The ability to easily carve a turn has its disadvantages too. M and I both are very strog advocates of helmets too.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:19 PM
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So sorry to hear this Farnham, she's definitely in our thoughts tonight. hoping for the best.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:48 PM
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Definitely sorry to hear this!

Is she at Children's Hospital in Aurora? I work over there so let me know, I could drop by and give her a little gift from the Rising Sun community.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:30 AM
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She's out of surgery. She is at Aurora, thanks for the offer. But they think they are being discharged at 12:00 today. She compressed her skull 4cm. She now has a nice H shaped scar on her forehead. The doctors seem most concerned with the cosmetics more than the fracture. To which my Sister is much relieved. Who cares about cosmetics? My Niece is scheduled to go back in 6-8weeks to see how the fracture is healing. Thank God (or whatever you believe in) that children are so resilient.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:35 AM
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Yeah, that's amazing man, I'm glad they are letting her go today. Sounds like she was hurt pretty badly..
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:43 AM
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Just finished reading Richard Hammond's (Top Gear, the TV show's littlest host) book about his head injury suffered behind the wheel of a jet powered dragster. Recovery can take a long time.

Sendin' some good thoughts to your neice.

P.S. I was unable to qualify for military service due to excessive head injuries. (skateboards and bikes.) (i know I know...explains a lot doesn't it?)
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:04 AM
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Scary, we were up at Eldora yesterday skiing, both my little ones have brand new helmets. They ski with reckless abandon though, I am always worried about them plowing into something.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:05 AM
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One of my friends in the Boston area had a kid get hit in the road in front of their house. He was skateboarding behind a car and the car was definitely not at fault. But the kid had one of those 'X Games' style helmets instead of just the ones that fit the top of the head like bike helmets. He swears it saved his kids life. One of the best benefits of these is that it is almost impossible to screw up the fit. Those bike helmets are quite the opposite; I find it nearly impossible to get them to fit.

I hate stories like this. I hope the little girl is ok.

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I actually prefer my helmet to a stocking cap! It is warm when needed and I can open the vents if I need to. A good fitting helmet is very comfortable! We have always made the kids wear them and felt we should practice what we preach! Lori's had built in headphones so it is quite common to hear her yaking to her sister on the cell phone while carving! Funny as heck to hear her before you see her! Goggles, on the other hand are not eye glass friendly and unless it's snowing or blowing I don't wear mine.....the girls always do!

Sorry to hear about the niece! Wishing her a 100% recovery!
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:39 AM
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I'm not worried at ALL about head injuries.

Yeah right!

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