A prayer for my dad

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    Dec 11, 2010 7:58 AM GMT
    Hey guys. I'm still digesting some of this, so bear with me.

    This Thursday, my dad was involved in a serious head-on collision back home in Alaska. He was in the left hand turn lane at a red light when a 25 year old man sped through the red light signal, lost control, went into a spin and hit my dad head on. He was going 70 mph in a 40 mph zone, entering a school district. Roads were icy and it was only 8am.

    It totalled both cars, and both were taken to the hospital. They had to use the jaws of life to get my dad out of his 07 Ridgeline. Thankfully, the airbags deployed.

    I'd just appreciate your thoughts and prayers right now. He's got 2 cracked vertebrae now on top of a delicate neurosurgery on his spine earlier this summer. They've medivaced him to Anchorage, AK for further tests and evaluations. The term they used for his spine was "unstable". icon_cry.gif

    Thankfully, I'm flying home on Sunday. Just really wish I could be there sooner. Anyways, just sharing because I just need to talk about it a bit.

    http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/10608066/article-Vehicle-crash-blocks-busy-Fairbanks-intersection-Thursday?instance=home_most_popular1

    Please just slow down and drive safe.
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    Dec 11, 2010 10:21 AM GMT
    So sorry to hear about your Dad. That's why I don't like winter. We had our first snowfall last weekend and we had numerous people who got killed in car accidents because they forget that you can not drive 70 mph on snow and ice. We are suppose to get a much worse storm today. People need to allow more time to get to where they are going in the winter time on slippery roads because it is really dangerous on snow and ice. And the thing about driving on snow and ice is that you can be the most careful and cautious driver on the road, but it is the guy next to you who may kill you. Better to wait for a nicer day to do your shopping, than risk your life. But today is expected to be a real heavy Christmas shopping day, so I'm sure there ae going to be a lot more accidents today here in Milwaukee with the forecast we have and more people are going to get killed on the roads.
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    Dec 11, 2010 2:15 PM GMT
    north_runner said, " I'd just appreciate your thoughts and prayers right now."

    Absolutely. Fingers crossed he'll be OK!

    *hug* -Doug
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    Dec 11, 2010 2:33 PM GMT
    Sorry to hear this has happened. Will keep you and your family are in my thoughts.
  • masculumpedes

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    Dec 11, 2010 2:35 PM GMT
    Remembering you, your dad and family as I pray. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 11, 2010 2:42 PM GMT
    Thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care of your dad. Keeping fingers crossed for a speeding recovery.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 11, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    Sending thoughts and prayers from Arizona that your Dad has a speedy and full recovery.
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    Dec 11, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    A big HUG from me man
  • DrewT

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    Dec 11, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    Best wishes and positive thoughts to your Dad and to you.
  • conservativej...

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    Dec 11, 2010 3:37 PM GMT
    Will do.
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    Dec 11, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    All good things your way, brother.
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    Dec 11, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    I'm so sorry to hear about this buddy. Thoughts and prayers coming your way all the way from NY. Hang in there.
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    Dec 11, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    Am so sorry dude. With all my heart I hope that he gets better and my prayers are with your family.
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    Dec 11, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    My thoughts are with you and your family .
    I wish your dad fast recovery ....icon_smile.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 11, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    Very sorry to hear that about your Dad. I can imagine how you must be feeling. I certainly will be keeping him and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Really hope for a quick recovery!
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    Dec 11, 2010 8:46 PM GMT
    Thanks guys, this really helps. Still no word from the family in Anchorage about his condition. I'm glad I'm flying home tomorrow.
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    Dec 11, 2010 8:48 PM GMT
    Def will wish good thoughts for your Dad and your family. So sorry to hear about the accident. HUG
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    Dec 11, 2010 8:51 PM GMT
    jockgymboy saidSo sorry to hear about your Dad. That's why I don't like winter. We had our first snowfall last weekend and we had numerous people who got killed in car accidents because they forget that you can not drive 70 mph on snow and ice. We are suppose to get a much worse storm today. People need to allow more time to get to where they are going in the winter time on slippery roads because it is really dangerous on snow and ice. And the thing about driving on snow and ice is that you can be the most careful and cautious driver on the road, but it is the guy next to you who may kill you. Better to wait for a nicer day to do your shopping, than risk your life. But today is expected to be a real heavy Christmas shopping day, so I'm sure there ae going to be a lot more accidents today here in Milwaukee with the forecast we have and more people are going to get killed on the roads.


    I understand your point, but in AK snow and ice are a part of life. Dad was heading to work, and icy roads are par for the course back home. Most Alaskans can drive reasonably well in heavy snow or icy conditions. I have a sneaking suspicion the guy who hit dad is from out of state. Most 25 year old men who have Nissan 370Zs or GTRs in Alaska are GIs or college students who have no idea how to drive on ice.
  • creature

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    Dec 11, 2010 8:51 PM GMT
    I'm sorry to hear this, north_runner. I hope your dad pulls through.
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    Dec 11, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
    I am sorry to hear this man. Its awful the things that happen to some people based on the recklessness of others. My thoughts and prayers are with your dad, you, and your family. Great big hug from me buddy...
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    Dec 11, 2010 8:59 PM GMT
    Thank for sharing, you have to be awfully upset and worried.
    I wish your dad the best recovery.
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    Dec 11, 2010 9:01 PM GMT
    a big hug and be strong
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    Dec 12, 2010 12:32 AM GMT
    Sorry to hear this. Thoughts and Prayers for you and your entire family, especially your Dad.
  • str8hardbody9

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    Dec 12, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    Thoughts & prayers to your family!! Wish him a speedy recovery!!
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    Dec 12, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    Definitely thinking about your father, and your family. Please let us know how he is when you find out, and have some time.