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  1. #26
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    I think he will have a myriad of expensive logistical problems that need to be solved before real recovery even begins. And I've heard some bad stories from hospitals in Santiago, never mind Punta Arenas. Your leg is set wrong? Who cares, you are alive, right? Next patient please. You've been lying in a hallway with a broken back for 24 hours without seeing anyone walk by and no one answered your yells for help? Whoops, mistakes happen. We are sorry!

    Good luck buddy, even though you aren't reading this. Major injuries in SA can be pure hell, hope your friends make shit happen for you.

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    Ahh man, so shitty. Glad to hear he is stable but it is always the worst getting news like this over the internet as you feel so helpless. He was so stoked when he got in touch with me just a week or two ago, was really looking forward to seeing what he was able to accomplish down there. Good luck Jim, I hope you make it home safe and are able to get back on the hill this season.
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    Ugh, that sucks. Good luck to the gnarliest whale I ever did see.

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    My good friend is one of the guys on the expedition and I have talked to someone who talked to his girlfriend who talked to him. (AKA I'm 4th hand at this point) but the brief news I heard were that his injuries reported to be pretty bad (spine) and they are trying to figure out if a medical evac or stay the course will be the best option. The good news is they were not in the field but were practicing at or near their hotel and were able to get him help much faster than they would have if they were on the glacier. +++Vibes+++
    "If we can't bring the mountain to the party, let's bring the PARTY to the MOUNTAIN!"

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    Damn, this sucks. Vibes Jim!
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    ++++++healinvibes+++++ that is shitty. Heal up fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phall View Post
    My good friend is one of the guys on the expedition and I have talked to someone who talked to his girlfriend who talked to him. (AKA I'm 4th hand at this point) but the brief news I heard were that his injuries reported to be pretty bad (spine) and they are trying to figure out if a medical evac or stay the course will be the best option. The good news is they were not in the field but were practicing at or near their hotel and were able to get him help much faster than they would have if they were on the glacier. +++Vibes+++
    Oh Man....Fuck. praying for the best possible outcome.

    massive vibes, jim!





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    Sending some of the BIGGEST OF THE BIG POSITIVE HEALING ENERGY down south!

  9. #34
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    Jim's been commenting on Facebook posts, so hes down, but he sure as shit ain't out!

    From a facebook comment from the man himself:

    Thanks for all the well wishes! I broke a couple verebra but the jury is still out regarding how much nerve damage I've sustained. I'm hoping that with surgery and a lot of PT I'll recover... But too soon to know what the chances of that are, just that that's a possibility
    "If we can't bring the mountain to the party, let's bring the PARTY to the MOUNTAIN!"

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    Heel up, we need the GnarWhale!
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  11. #36
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    Such a bummer. Heal up man.

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    Best wishes for a smooth recovery, and that it's full as possible.
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    Spinals suck, heal up mang.
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    Here's hoping they get you back to the states asap, Jim.
    Argentine hospitals scare me.

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    Heal up gnarwhale! Maggots4maggots united!
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    Push it on into systematic overdrive
    You know what to do

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    Heal up Jim. Hoping for a full recovery!
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    Such horrible news. Jim is the most kind, down to earth and enthusiastic guy I have ever met. We are all thinking about you. Maybe we all can find a way to put some funds together for any medical expenses he might run into...
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    Looks like Jim's brother Kyle set something up.

    Bring Jim Homehttp://www.youcaring.com/medical-fun...S6Ud4.facebook

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    Heal quick and well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTrue View Post
    Looks like Jim's brother Kyle set something up.

    Bring Jim Homehttp://www.youcaring.com/medical-fun...S6Ud4.facebook
    let's do this maggots- FKNA!!!!
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    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

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    Damnit, Jim!

    Spreading the love on the youcaring site right now.
    I'm so hardcore, I'm gnarcore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyfalk View Post
    Such horrible news. Jim is the most kind, down to earth and enthusiastic guy I have ever met. We are all thinking about you. Maybe we all can find a way to put some funds together for any medical expenses he might run into...

    down to earth sounds like the problem right now

  23. #48
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTrue View Post
    Looks like Jim's brother Kyle set something up.

    Bring Jim Homehttp://www.youcaring.com/medical-fun...S6Ud4.facebook
    Done. Best of luck with your recovery.

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    Done. I sure hope they can move him ASAP, though now the bones might need to fuse for a week or two. Kiting caused my paralysis, but nowadays they can do a great deal in the acute phase of injuries at the right facility. When back home he needs to contact Pete Anderson, a great HG pilot, skier, and paraplegic in Park City; maybe they're already friends. Prayers to Jim and his family and friends.

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    also done and done!

    And while you guys are at it... We are starting an art-sharing project for Jim! He has given the world SO MANY beautiful photographs and amazing drawings to enjoy, I think it's time to pay it forward with some art of your own. Grab a pencil, marker and a napkin crayon and paper, your cell phone, photoshop, MS Paint, whatever you have handy! Make something fun, awesome, positive, etc. and share on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc, and tag it with #GoodVibesPW Let's do this!!!!!!!!

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