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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:23 pm

G'day guys
Just letting the membership know I have had a terrible event occur that has affected my attention to club mod duties.
My oldest son, living in New Zealand was a rear seat passenger in a vehicle that left the road and struck a tree.
Both front occupants were treated and released, my boy was trapped for two hours and was airlifted to hospital.
A 10 hour operation and she's suffered a catastrophic severing of his spine and will never walk again.
Along with other injuries he's looking at a year of rehab to regain any movement at all.

Why him I ask at only 22

Not wearing a seat belt

It's done & nothing can change it, but I urge you all to not take fundamental things in life for granted or put it off until tomorrow, as one day that tomorrow might never come.

I am still able and willing to carry on mod duties here as it will be a very welcome haven from the stark reality of real life.

I've not checked in until today and there is much for me to catch up on, please bear with me while we go through this unarguably worst time in our families lives.


Herman & co
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Postby wibblywobbly » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:34 pm

There are no words Hermann, none at all.
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:38 pm

Words are totally inadequate in a situation like this. Speaking for myself and I guess for all the other members, i would just say my thoughts are with you and all your family at this time. Medics have been know to be wrong, and miracles do happen now and then. I can't really think of anything else to say. Maybe being here can be some slight distraction.

Kind regards
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Postby Tiggr » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:50 pm

Thoughts are with you Herman.
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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:55 pm

Herman our thoughts and prayers are with you and your son. We have also experienced a devastating impact on a child and there are times when you ask the questions why us/him/Her? All that can be done is to hold on to hope and do your best for your family at this horrendously difficult time, just never give up on the hope that things can be better, medicine is constantly developing and improving and amazing things sometimes do happen.

Thinking of you
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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:13 am

My thoughts are with you Herman.
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Postby jackalope » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:16 am

Herman I'm so so sorry for this but then we've already talked, again if I can do anything other then offer prayers please let me know.

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Postby B_Man » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:18 am

That's a terrible situation Herman and I'm very sorry to hear the news. Best wishes to you and your family during this challenging time.
Great advances are happening with spinal cord repair all the time so don't give up hope.
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Postby dgsselkirk » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:47 am

I am so sorry to hear this Herman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...

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Postby Gillaspy2005 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:48 am

Thats simply terrible Herman, I wish you and your family strength and the belief that your love for each other can pull you all through a terrible time. I really do wish all of you the best

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:56 am

You may have got my PM already, Herman, but I was not aware of the life-changing nature of this hideous tragedy when I sent it.. As seductively beautiful as Life can be, it can turn on you in an instant, with unprecedented cruelty. I salute your pluck and, as a father, I feel for you: these things should never happen; but they do. Let's just hope for the miraculous. You deserve it.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:00 am

Mr Herman I an very sorry to hear of your situation with your son. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Sometimes even in the darkest days there are simple things in life that will bring you and your family joy and happiness. Hang in there

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Postby tao » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:40 am

Hi Herman,
Of course words ..any words fail in situations like this as anybody who has experienced
anything like this knows. But in the middle of it all sometimes very unexpected (good) things
happen. That they will, is my hope and prayer for you and your family right now.


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Postby Ecam » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:00 am

Terribly sorry, prayers in the works.
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Postby Estnische » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:34 am

Hey Herman, our thoughts are with you. As a parent, I feel for you. We always want to protect our kids, and feel so helpless when we cannot.

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Postby hotte8487 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:32 am

I feel with you...
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Postby jarndice » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:14 am

Herman My good friend,
I have no words only our heartfelt prayers,

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Postby Jake79 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:47 am

So sorry Mr Herman my thoughts are with you.
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Postby ruben2005 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:17 am

thoughts are with you fella
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Postby tomhugill » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:40 am

No parent should have to go through that Herman, my deepest sympathies. Thoughts are with you and your familly

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