Prayers for a critically injured friend

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  1. catnfiddle

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    My dear, gentle friend Steve who acted with me two months ago was crushed in a horrific accident yesterday. According the to local news, he "was inspecting damage to his car, which had just been struck by a van, when his wrecked car was hit from behind by a westbound car shortly before 4:30 p.m., pinning [Steve] between his car and the van." He is fighting for his life.

    My heart is with him and his family, especially his younger sister, who is also an acting cohort of mine as well as a dear friend. Please send healing prayers and wishes their way if you can spare them.
     
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  3. amakaye

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    Oh, cat, prayers to him and his family.
     
  4. JustMe

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    How absolutely awful. I hope for the very best. :(
     
  5. Aliceacc

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    Prayers for Steve and his family.
     
  6. MsMar

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    How terrible, prayers for Steve and his family.
     
  7. MrsC

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    Prayers for Steve and his family; hugs for you.
     
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    Sending up prayers for Steve and his family and wishing all the best for you.
     
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    Prayers for your friend, his family & your community!!!
     
  10. e6789

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    I'm so sorry! Prayers for everyone affected by this awful accident!
     
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    Sending up prayers for everyone involved.
     
  12. catnfiddle

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    Update from a friend:

    "Marta went to see him, and says that he's doing as well as he can be. He is able to answer commands to open his eyes. The good news is that the same nurse that was in charge of Monica's care is going to be with Steve. The big question is how long his brain was deprived of oxygen as a result of his neck being broken from the impact of being squished between the cars."

    FYI, Monica is Marta's daughter. She is in her second year of recovery from traumatic brain injury. This leads me to believe Steve is stable but is expected to have an extremely long recovery ahead of him if he remains that way.

    Oy...
     
  13. Tasha

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    Praying for him.
     
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    Prayers for him and his family!
     
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    Prayers for your friend and his family.
     
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    Prayers sent up!
     
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    That's terrible. Prayers for him and his family.
     
  18. TeacherGroupie

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    Oh, that's heartbreaking, cat.
     
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    I will pray for him and his family.
     
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    I'm so sorry. I have heard of cars ramming cars on the shoulder with their hazard lights on. Even hitting police cars that have pulled someone over and have their lights flashing. Here comes best hopes for your friend Steve.
     
  21. catnfiddle

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    Thanks, all. It's the waiting that smarts a bit. Progress will be slow, especially as his doctors assess the damage. Here's a pic of Steve as I know him from Man of La Mancha rehearsals. He's the windmill in the background of the scene. It's the clearest pic I have.
     
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    According to Steve's sister (another performer with whom I adore working), "He's beat up pretty bad, but it won't get the best of him. He can still smile. :) " I'll take that news!
     
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    Happy update! Steve has been released from the hospital. I just got a brief but upbeat email from him. There is still a long road of rehab for him, and the theater company where we worked together will be putting on a special production of Romeo and Juliet with 100% of proceeds going to help pay for his medical care.

    Thank you all for caring. There are miracles every day, including having the right doctors and nurses in the right place and time.
     
  24. TeacherGroupie

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    Bravo, and bravissimi!
     
  25. Rebel1

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    I am so glad that your friend is recovering.
    Prayers coming his way.
    Rebel1
     
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    So happy to hear this update!
     
  27. Aliceacc

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    What great news, Cat!
     
  28. donziejo

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    Great News.
     
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    Great news!
     
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    Praying for Steve and his family and wishing everyone the best.
     

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