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Old 10-23-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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Please keep my cousin in your prayers.

I just got this news from my dad today. My cousin Chuck works at a place where they make wood laminate. Friday he was inside of the machine fixing something and someone turned it on. This big flat thing came down on him and flattened his chest to 7 inches thick. It has moved everything, including his heart around; he has a broken sternum and broken ribs; it ripped an artery from his heart, and he lost most of his blood. They filtered his blood and added more to it. He is still alive but in a lot of pain. They started him on dialysis today. He is around 50 to 52 years old, 6'4" and has always been a strong man. When his mom found out, she had some kind of heart episode, but she is out of the hospital and planning on going back to work tomorrow. Chuck is still alive, which is a miracle (the fact that it missed his head is too), but he is in terrible pain and still in very serious condition. There is no telling if and when I will receive updates (in a way it may be a case of no news is good news), but if I hear I will let you know. Thanks

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Old 10-23-2006, 08:22 PM   #2
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Your family has my thoughts and prayers Barbara.
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:24 PM   #3
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He AND his mom will be in my prayers - what a horrific accident - and I will also pray for the person that turned the machine on - they can't be feeling too good right now either.

Oh Barbara - please keep us informed if you hear anything.
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:30 PM   #4
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I will send up my prayers and good thoughts for your cousin and his mom...Sandy
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:33 PM   #5
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Your family will be in my prayers.
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:36 PM   #6
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Barb,
I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your cousin and his mom, and all your family.
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:41 PM   #7
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Barbara, thank God he is alive. Prayers for his family going up tonight big sis.
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:44 PM   #8
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:53 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone. And thank you kitchenelf for remembering the guy who turned on the machine. James and I were just discussing that ourselves. It has to be hard on him.

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Old 10-23-2006, 10:25 PM   #10
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Oh, that poor man. How painful. I am so sorry. I will pray for a fast and complete recovery. Bless him.
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:29 PM   #11
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Thank you JoAnn. I haven't seen Chuck in years, but he is a nice guy.

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Old 10-23-2006, 10:35 PM   #12
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Thoughts and prayers to you all,what a dreadful accident.
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:15 AM   #13
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Best thoughts for you and your cousin. What a horrific accident; I'm glad he survived it.
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We shall pray for Chuck's speedy recovery. Also for the good health of you and your family.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:44 AM   #15
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Barbara,

This sounds like something out of a nightmare. It's absolutely hideous. I will be praying for Chuck and hoping with all my heart that he can recover.

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My heartfelt best wishes to you, the poor, unfortunate Chuck who is bravely fighting for his life, and to the entire family. Let's hope and believe he will win this fight. (((Hugs)))
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:14 AM   #17
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Absolutely my prayers are going up! Miracles happen and prayer is a powerful thing! Please keep us posted when you can.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:00 AM   #18
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Lord, how terrible!!

I most certainly will pray for Chuck and your family. Please keep us posted.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:15 AM   #19
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They and you will certainly have my thoughts! What a horrible accident.
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Barbara - I just wanted to check to see if you'd heard anything yet - still holding him high!
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