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Old 02-25-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Exclamation This could have been any one of us, he needs support guys!

Injured weightlifter faces complicated surgery | The Columbus Dispatch

This kid could really use support here, as can his friends and family!!! There is a Facebook page dedicated to him as well, please consider joining it, could have been any one of us.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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The article mentioned that Chase bank is involved in helping him. My Wife works for Chase bank. I'll ask her about this, if they have anything at her branch.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:22 PM   #3
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this is crazy sad. i hate having the thought of this in the back of my mind when i go to the gym but would like to support anyone who ends up in this unfortunate situation.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:29 PM   #4
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man that blows, but it really serves as a reminder to us all
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It brings to surface the chances we take each time we get under the bar
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It brings to surface the chances we take each time we get under the bar
yeah it makes you really think is it worth it, but then again we are no safer than a football player or race car driver, these things just happen
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yeah this kid lives about an hour away from me... it was all over the news... me and a few of my buddies are going down to donate friday to help his cause, so sad.
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yeah this kid lives about an hour away from me... it was all over the news... me and a few of my buddies are going down to donate friday to help his cause, so sad.
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If you guys find out a solid method of donating, please post it here. Local phone number, whatever...
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Yup, this is very sad, and an eye-opener to all of us to be careful. Not a lot of people look at it as potentially dangerous, so they just throw around the weight without worrying about what could happen if something goes wrong. I'm not assuming this guy did, as it was obviously an accident, I'm just speaking in general terms.

We're in high risk doing anything, any day though. Just have to be careful. These things happen. My thoughts are with him and his family.
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