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Sarah Burke in Critical Condition

Postby Presto » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:54 pm

http://abcnews.go.com/US/sarah-burke-accident-freestyle-skiing-champion-critical-condition-after-surgergy/story?id=15344038#.Tw9i7YFaU30

I'm a Winter X Games fan ... always have been. I was happy to see Kevin Pearce get back on his board in December. Very sad news about Sarah today training for the upcoming games.
As if none of us have ever come back with a cool, quasi-epic story instead of being victim to tragic rockfall, a fatal stumble, a heart attack, an embolism, a lightning strike, a bear attack, collapsing cornice, some psycho with an axe, a falling tree, carbon monoxide, even falling asleep at the wheel getting to a mountain. If you can't accept the fact that sometimes "s**t happens", then you live with the illusion that your epic genius and profound wilderness intelligence has put you in total and complete control of yourself, your partners, and the mountain. How mystified you'll be when "s**t happens" to you! - FM

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Re: Sarah Burke in Critical Condition

Postby Monte Meals » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:50 pm

She was doing something that she loved when injured.

Speedy recovery, Sarah.

Re: Sarah Burke in Critical Condition

Postby gonzalj » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:29 pm

That's so sad. Wishing her a full recovery & best wishes.

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Re: Sarah Burke in Critical Condition

Postby timstich » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:44 pm


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Re: Sarah Burke in Critical Condition

Postby catullus » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:33 am



The result could still be quite severe depending on how much bleeding occurred, where in the brain it occurred, and for how long. It's impossible to predict at this point what and how much she will recover, but I'm staying optimistic until proven otherwise. Hang in there!!!!!!

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Re: Sarah Burke in Critical Condition

Postby Presto » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:02 pm

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700216979/Sarah-Burke-succumbs-to-ski-injuries.html

Sarah Burke has passed away. :cry: My thoughts and prayers are with her husband, family and friends.
As if none of us have ever come back with a cool, quasi-epic story instead of being victim to tragic rockfall, a fatal stumble, a heart attack, an embolism, a lightning strike, a bear attack, collapsing cornice, some psycho with an axe, a falling tree, carbon monoxide, even falling asleep at the wheel getting to a mountain. If you can't accept the fact that sometimes "s**t happens", then you live with the illusion that your epic genius and profound wilderness intelligence has put you in total and complete control of yourself, your partners, and the mountain. How mystified you'll be when "s**t happens" to you! - FM

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Re: Sarah Burke in Critical Condition

Postby MountainHiker » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:19 pm

My condolences to her family and friends.
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Re: Sarah Burke in Critical Condition

Postby jam6880 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:23 pm

So sad to hear this. She was one of the best skiers!

Re: Sarah Burke in Critical Condition

Postby rangerdrew » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:04 pm

It's a sad day.
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Re: Sarah Burke in Critical Condition

Postby RJansen77 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:04 pm

Very sad day for the skiing world. Thoughts with family and friends...
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Re: Sarah Burke in Critical Condition

Postby Hypersnow » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:59 pm

RIP Sarah. So sad :cry:

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Re: Sarah Burke in Critical Condition

Postby Hypersnow » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:59 pm

RIP Sarah. So sad :cry:

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