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  1. #1
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    Fatality at discovery

    https://www.facebook.com/story.php/?...08977274606640

    This was my wife’s cousins son, he had just turned 10. I loosely know the mom but didn’t know him. It just feels sad and weird and not sure how to support her or the immediate family.
    Not sure if any mags know them but wanted to share here to maybe help with perspective or something.
    This will change my feeling on skiing with my son but hopefully we can still have fun and be safe.

  2. #2
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    That is absolutely heartbreaking. I am so sorry.

  3. #3
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    I'm so sorry for you and everybody in the family. This is a very sad and tragic accident.

  4. #4
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    Oh no. My sincere condolences to the family. So heartbreaking.


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    Fuck.

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  6. #6
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    Oh man, that's terrible.

  7. #7
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    Heartbreaking

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  8. #8
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    So brutal. Praying for the family.

  9. #9
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    Wow, gut wrenching. Keeping the family in my thoughts.

  10. #10
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    Gut wrenching.

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  11. #11
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    Horrible. Made worse obviously by the fact many of us have kids similar age and it makes it all too real. Just a few days ago was showing video of my kid tree skiing to my wife, she wasn’t into it.

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    So sorry. Hug your loved ones often…
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    Man this is sad on so many levels. I can't imagine what the family must be going through.

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    Absolutely devastating. What a gut punch. I'm so sorry for your wife's family.

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    So awful. So sorry for your family.

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    Condolences to your family.
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    Damn. That's sad. So sorry for your loss. Young ones passing is always tough.

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    Such sad news. Condolences to the family.

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    Very sad to hear this. Vibes to family.


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  20. #20
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    Very sad news of this boy's passing and especially tough on the parents. May the family, friends, classmates and first responders find peace.

  21. #21
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    So sorry to the family. Such a tragic event that has affected many in the community.

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  22. #22
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    my Condolences to any affected by such circumstances -

    carl-
    My suggestion is
    take your cues / clues from your wife ;
    Listen ! Patiently ! ( If something is unclear, try to Ask for clarification )
    Be useful ( If there are household tasks ( /chores ) you wife likes you to do, don't wait to be asked )

    Give it Time... and then
    give it more Time -


    my tiny village lost a Seventeen year old hs Senior in January in a car accident on a wintery evening -
    'Madison was strong and fierce and caring and hard-working and stubborn and a joy to be around. '
    ( from Madison's tribute )

    Two of her friends and classmates are young friends of mine...


    Be grateful for each day...

    more Condolences -
    With love

    tj
    Last edited by skiJ; 02-25-2024 at 04:20 PM.

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    Rest In Peace, vibes...

  24. #24
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    I am so sorry that is so heartbreakingly sad.

    When I was a racer kid, a kid a few years older than me went through a fence and hit a tree. He lived, but lost most of his sight and had some other long term effects. It was a moment that shocked me out of innocence in some ways. I'm sure this poor kid's death is having a similar effect on a lot of his little ripper buddies who had previously known a carefree existence skiing where the awareness of possibility of death while skiing was just a theoretical concept in the distant reaches of the back of their mind and now its a real thing that happened to their buddy.

    Thats all i have to offer in terms of perspective. I know you want to have something to offer thefamily, you can make it clear you don't know what to offer but still, if they need anything..... But you can help your son of course, and maybe any other kids, although i'm not exactly sure how, empathy and awareness are always a key that seems to open the right doors during these times.

    Just such a sad tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers to the family and all those affected in any way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trackhead View Post
    Horrible. Made worse obviously by the fact many of us have kids similar age and it makes it all too real.
    This. I love skiing with my boys more than almost anything. They're my world, too. It would crush me if anything happened to either of them.

    RIP grom. Rip in perpetuity.

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