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Interesting that on this page are the words Hitler and appeasement.
I am not claiming I am right, I am saying I don't get it.
This hits very close to home for me. I suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) back in February at the age of 30. No problems or signs beforehand, and I was generally in good health at the time. Happened on a Saturday morning at my parents' house, and I just happened to be lucky enough to have someone around who found me in time to start doing chest compressions until the paramedics arrived and were able to shock me back to life. They had to do it again on the helicopter ride to Fort Smith, though I only know all of this information secondhand - my first memory after the event was waking up in the hospital the following Tuesday. Doctors still aren't sure what caused it, though my heart muscle was slightly below normal strength afterward, and I now have an ICD in my chest as a precaution. Luckily it has not been needed so far, and my heart muscle strength is now normal. I started running again, lifting weights, and eating a little healthier - and sometimes I complain about this pager-sized device that sticks out of my chest - but I am alive and able to complain. I wish everyone that suffered such a trauma could be so lucky. My doctors told me that the survival rate of SCA outside of the hospital is around 5%. Movies and TV greatly exaggerate the survival rate to the point that people don't understand just how unusual it is for someone to suffer sudden cardiac arrest and live to tell about it. Especially without some form of brain trauma from the lack of blood circulation (that's why those chest compressions are so vital). I'm lucky. Damn lucky. So it gets to me when I read about someone who wasn't as fortunate as I was, and it reminds me all over again just how fricking fragile life is and how important it is to tell the important people in your life just how much they mean to you. I didn't know Garrett, but you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep - and everyone that speaks about him seems to have been better for knowing him. As has been said in this thread many times, hug your kids tonight and don't miss an opportunity to show them how much you love them.
It hits close to me as well, I was an allstar softball player.. I was on 3 traveling softball teams.. I have Cardiomyopathy can also be known as SCD Sudden Cardiac Death.. I was 13 years old when I found out.. I have had and ICD since then, I found out by falling dead at the skating rink in town which luckily is less than a mile away from the hospital so I was thankfully saved... I am now 19... I never knew Garrett, but I feel like he is with me ALL of the time.. I have been shocked my ICD 22 times, 17 of those within an hour recently in september.. I go into surgery next week and I feel as though I have peace that Garrett is watching over me.. Like I said I never knew him, but I feel like I do now.
We discussed this last night at a Christmas party and were considering asking Steve to sign it so we could frame it for the Uekman's but didn't want to get in the way of their grieving. Thoughts?
Resonance...metal folding chairs or hard tile floors cannot be beaten when it comes to firing off a loud fart.
it would be a nice gesture
SEC name Uekmann as honorary captain of the all SEC freshman team
Just talked to Steve. If you don't want to be a bystander here's what you do:Write a check and send it toGarrett Uekman Scholarship Fundc/o Catholic High School Foundation6300 Fr. Tribou St. LR,AR 72205This is what the family wants.Do it before the end of the year if you need the tax benefit.Do not be a bystander.
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