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Alex Zanardi bike wreck
Last Post 06/22/2020 09:01 AM by Cosmic Kid. 3 Replies.
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Dale

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06/21/2020 04:01 AM
...crap, hated to see this. Such a magnificent person.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/20/motorsport/alex-zanardi-coma-cycling-accident-paralympics/index.html
zootracer

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06/21/2020 11:02 AM
Yeah, saw that. Pretty sad. Very brave individual...
79pmooney

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06/21/2020 12:47 PM
Dale, that brings up a lot of memories for me. My accident and coma and life after. The daughter of my mom's friend, exactly my age (and put me off big time growing up - she was talented, athletic and smart) had a tumor removed from her spinal cord at the same time. (My mom knew, I had no clue.)

A year later I was in her mom's living room, hearing her talk of her depression not being strong enough to get out of the house. I heard someone who had to go through the same hard work I had to do to race that previous summer. Asked her if she was willing to do that work with me as a coach. Yes. And I got to watch her go from barely able to get out of the house on her crutches to walking 2 miles on (the very so-so) Boston residential streets.

Alex Zinardi is far more famous than my friend. But I see the same passion in both. Both know the confines of a hospital room very well. (My visits never exceeded 3 weeks.) I don't know what is in store for him. I just hope his fire doesn't go out while he still has a living body.

Ben
Cosmic Kid

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06/22/2020 09:01 AM
Good lord...imagine being in not one, but two horrific accidents like Zanardi.

Awful news....hoping for a full recovery.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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