Another burn patient

Today we read in the Denver Post about a man (Dave) who was in a house fire two weeks ago while painting in the basement.  He was burned over 80% of his body and at 50 years of age was given a small chance of survival.  Today’s article was hopeful in that he’s still alive, but it really brought us back to 10/21/10.  Don immediately thought of the unimaginable terror this man went through when he was on fire and how long it takes just to get past that, let alone think about healing your body.

Dave has been through three surgeries already and is on intravenous antibiotics for an infection.  The article mentioned he’s an avid cyclist and has two teenaged sons he cycles with.  The three of them even watched part of the recent USA Pro Cycling Challenge.  Who knows, maybe we even saw them while we were there.  Don wrote to Katie at the University of Colorado Hospital Burn ICU where this man will be for the next 3-4 months offering to come in and talk about his recovery using cycling as a goal and an offer to take his sons out riding.

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2 Responses to Another burn patient

  1. Don says:

    You folks never continue to amaze me! Hope to see you both on that deck before the snow flies.

    Don

  2. Rudi says:

    Wow. Sad to hear of more tragedy, but great to hear that Don has reached out to offer support to both Dave and his sons. There is good in this world, and it’s heartwarming to see the good in action.

    Enjoy the rest of your stay in Maine!

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