Baller lhoover Posted June 25, 2012 Baller Share Posted June 25, 2012 Ballers, we need your thoughts and prayers for our good friend and ski buddy in Houston, Ron Toole. His left arm was devestated by the handle in a Sat morning set. Dave Cox was driving and felt the sudden jerk, looked in the mirror, and saw some "red stuff" flying away. It was about 50% of Ron's biceps, in addition to filleting his upper arm so badly the docs had to import leg veins. He is doing remarkably well as of Sunday afternoon, has movement in his hand, and can move his arm from the shoulder with about 20% full range. He has a ton of rehab in the near future, in addition to multiple surgeries. Infection is a real problem for now. I know we have had a recent discussion and been around the tree on handle guards. Ron was not using one. Could the guard have prevented this? Obviously, we will never know, but I bet a dollar Ron would love to have found out. Why not err on the side of safety and caution in an already incredibly demanding physical activity? Why not take out another variable if possible? Please pray that his recovery will be as full as possible and he can rejoin the ski gang in any capacity. We already miss him. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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