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[pct-l] Fwd: Mike Maurer's accident
- Subject: [pct-l] Fwd: Mike Maurer's accident
- From: paul at bluebrain.ca (Paul Mitchell)
- Date: Fri Jul 8 01:10:06 2005
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wow, sounds like it could have been much worse!!!!
Best wishes for a speedy recovery Mike and Jackson!
> Many of you probably met Mike at Trail Fest and/or the Kickoff in April.
> Mike works closely with Glen (Gossamer Gear) and is a regular contributor
> to PCT-L. Mike's son, Jackson, is the good-looking kid who was helping
> out at the Gossamer Gear booth and riding his bike around at the Kickoff.
> I guess this means the Oregon trip is off! Thank goodness Mike and
> Jackson are recovering!
> Glen Van Peski <email@example.com> wrote:From: "Glen Van Peski"
> To: "'yogi'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Mike Maurer's accident
> Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 18:25:12 -0700
> Yogi -
> Perhaps you could please post this to the PCT-List. Thanks.
> Mike Maurer was in a severe motorcycle accident earlier this week. He was
> riding with his son Jackson, and they were struck at high speed by a large
> car going against the traffic signal. They were both knocked unconcious
> and Life-Flighted to San Diego. Jackson sustained a clean break to one
> leg, and a deep cut on that leg (to the bone). His leg is in a cast and
> we brought him home today (Thursday). Mike was just moving out of ICU
> today. He sustained multiple fractures, including compound, to his left
> leg, as well as a fracture to his spine (C6). They have inserted two
> titanium rods into the leg bones. Mike said he got the lightest rods they
> would give him, but the pain medication hampered his negotiation skills.
> I told him I would try and find a way to make them "dual use" by making
> them removable at night to use as tent poles. The spine fracture is
> expected to heal during the next 6 weeks he is wearing a neck brace. As
> you can tell, his spirits are high, even thro
> ugh the
> medication they have him on. He is hoping to be out in a few days, but
> won't be hiking anytime soon. Your prayers and thoughts would be
> --Glen Van Peski
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