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December 19th, 2011 - I’m well and alive

I’m well and alive and was for a long time computer–less. About a month and half ago, I was going to the parking garage to leave the motorcycle, and I asked my friend Lourdes to open the sliding door of the garage. The door was stuck because of some gravel on the rail but she got it open just enough for the bike to pass through. As she turned around towards me, before I could say a word, the 25ft long steel door collapsed on her head and buried her missing and the bike by less than an inch. The gigantic piece of metal was so heavy that I could only lift it a few inches off of her body, but she couldn’t get herself out. Finally people arrived and with some help we lifted the metal gate and rescued her. She still had her motorcycle helmet on, and it undoubtedly saved her life. She came out with lots of cuts and bruises, and as she was wearing a backpack with my laptop in it, the laptop was crushed as well. Everything is almost fixed now and I have a lot of catching up to do. For now, happy late Thanksgiving and early Christmas to everyone.

There are 7 Comments

  1. December 19, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Nice to hear that everything is ok. Where are you now? Merry Christmas and a happy new year with thousands of kilometers around the world.

  2. Sean Whelan
    December 19, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Once every thing is ok now, lucky she had the lid on, enjoy your christmas

  3. james clark
    December 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Its good to see you are both ok and ready to celebrate the holiday season and bring in a new year.
    Your courage continues to inspire and build hope. Take care of yourself and be careful you have to much yet to accomplish.

    God Bless

  4. December 19, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Sounds like it was a close call… you gotta love helmets. Glad you guys are safe. Looks like we are going to be in Mexico for Christmas. Looks like we should be able to meet up with you if your around Brazil in the next 4 months…
    Talk to you soon Coburn and Erin

  5. December 19, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Hope she is feeling better. All the best my friend.

  6. January 25, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    That shocked me literally. As you said that the laptop was crushed and that helmet indeed save her life. I hope she is doing great now. I am subscribing to your blog and am a travel blogger from the Philippines.

    Thanks. Be waiting for your latest posts.

  7. Samual James
    March 21, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Oh I hope she is fine now, I am desperately waiting for your new adventures and fun. Hope to see you back soon with a lot more new stuff.
    Taxi to Orlando airport

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