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Young, growing kids have a lot more recovery ability than we old-timers do.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

Posted : 12/10/2005 8:45 pm
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Young, growing kids have a lot more recovery ability than we old-timers do.

Thats so true :D But sometimes the old-timers will surprise us. :wink:

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Posted : 12/10/2005 9:05 pm
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Glad to hear of Shaun's improvement. Keep us posted.

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Posted : 14/10/2005 6:24 pm
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Great to hear he's doing relatively well. For what little it's worth, the brains of young kids still have part of their ability to form new connections and re-grow damaged areas, a set of skills the brains rely on in the very beginning to develop their brains. It might just be his very young age that will pull him through. :)

Best of luck.

Posted : 15/10/2005 12:11 pm
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As always Thank You All,

Shaun is doing well after surgery on his leg and jaw. The poor
kid had to have his jaw wired shut and a tracheotomy so communication
is difficult at best. He does thumbs up for yes and thumbs down
for no. Last night they gave him a dry erase board and maker and
he wrote "I love you" for his Mom.

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but I don't so I'll try to say a few things here.

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Yes age is on his side. The doctors have stressed that many times
right from the start . If an "Old Timer" like myself were to go through
the same trauma it would be a much different story.

The fines may not be high but I feel the driver is truly remorseful
and he wasn't drinking or anything so it is something we can live with
The most important part to us is Shaun was doing the right thing
and the charges prove that.

I can't say legal and insurance matters haven't crossed our mind but
Shauns care is the most important thing right now.

We got a call from the Mayor's office and he wants to set an appointment to come out and look at the safety situation in this area with us.
Of course it is an election year and the cynic in me tends to wonder
what if it wasn't. But if that's what it takes I can deal with it.

Although this is a terrible thing to happen to any child Shaun has been
lucky in that he has strong families on bith sides to support him and
many friends and strangers praying for his well being.

It somehow doesn't seem like enough but I must keep saying it,

Thank You


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Posted : 15/10/2005 1:08 pm
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So glad to hear about Shaun's continued improvement. The part about him writing "I love you" for his mom... man, it brings tears to my eyes, and also a smile to my face.
Also glad to hear that changes in your community should prevent this ever happening to another child.
Best of wishes, and still praying.


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Posted : 15/10/2005 1:55 pm
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Glad to hear things are taking a turn for the better.

Kids are so resilient, Thank God.

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Posted : 15/10/2005 2:01 pm
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It's great to hear about his recoery, and how well he is doing. I'm sure everything else will clear up in no time at all.

Still praying for Shaun, I'm sure everyhting will turn out fine

Posted : 15/10/2005 2:20 pm
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always good to hear some good news....and John, it may sound trite and cliched, but your friends here are all rooting for the kid.....trite and cliche'd but true....

:D :D :D


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Posted : 15/10/2005 10:18 pm
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Just read this post John and I'm so glad he is doing better. Can't even imagine how hard this must have been for you and your family. Hope he gets better soon.

Posted : 16/10/2005 2:06 am
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Right on, John and Shaun!!!! 8) 8)


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Posted : 16/10/2005 3:50 am
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Just saw this thread for the first time, read the whole thing. My thoughts are with you and your family, I'm very glad that things are getting better. I'm sure he'll pull threw just fine!

I'd agree with you about the fines, extremly low, but that isn't the important thing, Shaun's health is. Doesn't sound like the man did much wrong either, ten miles over the speed limit isn't that fast...Well, maybe I'm just used to an area where people doing 10-25 mph over the limit is pretty much the norm.

I think it's insane that there is no crossing guard outside of the school, that should be provided without question.

Maybe you're right about the mayor,but like you said, if that's what it takes, at least something is being done.

Again, glad to hear everything is getting better (even though I only heard about this 20 minutes ago, that's an interesting part of the internet). You seem to have a forgiving attitude, which is admirable. Hope things go well for Shaun, you, and your family.


Posted : 16/10/2005 6:00 am
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Hope the little man gets better real soon , wish I could do more anything to help just say the word man .

Just wish I had been on line more often than what I have been over the past month or so .

Prayers and thoughts are with you from Queensland Australia John

take care friend


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Posted : 16/10/2005 10:21 am
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I just saw this thread and apologize for not writing sooner! I am glad to see that things are improving and my prayers are with you and your family! Being a teacher I hate to see bad things happen to kids. I see it everyday being in an urban school. On a positive tend to recuperate faster from injury than adults do. I'd be willing to bet within a few months you will never know he had the accident...and I'll be wishing for that EVERYDAY!

Posted : 17/10/2005 7:48 pm
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I'd like to say thanks for keeping us updated. I know I'm not the only one here that just checks back to see how he's doing. Everyone knows that you're busy and dont have time to respond to everyone (to be honest, I would probably only jump on here when something huge happened were I in your shoes), so don't feel like you need to. Just make sure he knows that there are people litterly spanning the world that are pulling for him.

When that jaw is no longer wired, get him a big steak dinner. I'm sure he'll be tired of jello through a straw.

He's got a long road ahead with the surgeries I'm sure, but he's obviously getting better. I'm so glad to hear it that I had to call my mom (who had no idea what I'm talking about).

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Posted : 17/10/2005 9:50 pm
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