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Old August 16th, 2006, 12:32 PM
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Hello my great friends. I have been gone for awhile due to God's will. I was working a second job on the night of the night of the 27th of July. I was parked on the I-45 freeway, going to Galveston, and there were 8 people on foot in front of me. My partner and I had closeed 4 miles of the inside two lanes of the freeway for construction work. At 2:30 am, I reclined my seat slightly and closed me eyes for a moment.

Next thing I recall was a crashing of glass to my right and I opened my eyes to see a fireman coming into my car. Another fireman had cut my driver's door off at the hinges and removed it. They said to take it easy that I had been involved in an accident and that the Life Flight helicopter was there to take me to the hospital.

All said and done.... I had been hit from behind by a driver who was allegedly intoxicated and he hit me at 80+ MPH. Remember, I was parked. If I had not been there, people would have lost their lives.

My liver has been resectioned, my lung was perforated, neck vertabrae broken, back vertebrae broken, right shoulder broken in 3 places, face had staples in it and numerous bruises. My car was completely demolished and all have said it is amazing that I am alive. I looked at the car a couple of days ago... in the driver's seat where I was... I found a prayer card with Jesus' picture on it... He left a calling card to remind me .

Today, I am living with my sister as I have to have 24 hr care, cancelled the cruise , and today is the first chance I have had to get online.

I am grateful for my God and all of my friends. I will stay in touch.
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Michael, This gives me goose bumps. Prayers going out for you immediately. Thank God you are alive to tell us about it.

How is Sandy doing with all this?

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Michael, I am so sorry to hear about this tragic accident. I give my thanks to God that you are alive. He certainly was looking out for you. I'm sure that it was your guardian angel that left the calling card for you. I know that our angels are with us as I have had my own experiences with them.

How is Sandra doing through all this?

Hope that you are well on your way to a full and speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 12:57 PM
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Michael regarding our recent debate about underage drinking I must say there was no reason to go to such great lengths to make your point. I stand corrected, you win! I hope your recovery goes well and that your back to normal soon! Are your doctors expecting a full recovery? Everything ok with your spine I pray you have no deficits? Please check in as often as you can hopefully we can all keep your spirits up. I only wish I could have been on scene to help you, you deserve the best of the best Take care and stay in touch my Walmart loving friend!
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Old August 16th, 2006, 01:03 PM
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My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and I pray you have a quick and full recovery.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 01:08 PM
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How sad. I am glad you made it through and I too hope you will make a full recovery. What are the doctors saying? i hope they pressed charges against the driver. Drinking and driving is a BIG no no! prayers are going out to you!
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Old August 16th, 2006, 01:12 PM
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Michael,

I'm so sorry to here this. I hope you make a full recovery quickly so you can go back to doing all the things you love. Please come by here as much as you can. I know there are a lot of people here who offer up support when ever you need it.

Take very good care of yourself.
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Wow Michael, I am so glad you are still with us. I thank the man above for watching over you. Please take care, and let us know how the recovery goes. My prayers are with you Michael.

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Old August 16th, 2006, 01:17 PM
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Michael: I've been wondering where you were. Thank God you are alive. I'm so sorry you had to go through all of this. Please take care and stay in touch when you can.
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Michael, I am so thankful that you are alive and here to tell us about where you have been. God must still have some big plans for you to get you through all of that. I hope and pray that your healing continues, and that you will make a complete recovery.

Please keep us posted and come by here as often as you feel up to it. We have missed you around here. I will be keeping you in my prayers.

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Old August 16th, 2006, 01:34 PM
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How awful, thankfully you are alive and on the road to recovery. Patty and I will include you in our prayers. Take care and get well soon.

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Old August 16th, 2006, 01:43 PM
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Michael.............you & Sandy are in our prayers.......take care of yourself & check in when you can........



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Old August 16th, 2006, 01:54 PM
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Galveston County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Aug. 2 in connection with a collision three days earlier that seriously injured a Harris County Sheriff's deputy.

Around 2:20 a.m. July 29, Galveston County Sheriff's deputies responded to an accident on Interstate 45 near Exit 19, south of League City.

According to the Galveston County sheriff's reports, a vehicle driven by a Galveston man rear-ended a parked car in a construction zone, pushing it forward about 70 feet. An off-duty Harris County sheriff's deputy assisting with traffic control was inside the parked car, which had its emergency lights on at the time of the wreck.

The deputy was taken to Hermann Hospital in Houston by LifeFlight helicopter.

The suspect, who was not injured, was charged with intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury.

Please tell me there are more charges filed!
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Old August 16th, 2006, 01:59 PM
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Michael, I remember the accident! I have missed you and wondered about the reason for your absence. Although I still feel like a "newbie" I feel that I know you and many others, just from reading the posts. I'm praying for a complete recovery. Let us know how you are doing.
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Michael..........God bless you. You are in all of our prayers.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 02:33 PM
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Michael and Sandra,

You both are in my thoughts. Wishing you a speedy recovery!!!!
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Old August 16th, 2006, 03:26 PM
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Michael - thank God you are alive and on the road to recovery. Prayers headindg out for you and Sandy and your families.
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Michael; Thank God for your surviving this tradegy! It's a seriously rough job.........Been there,,,done that.
You're in our prayers, and I know you'll be back 100%. (After all, you're a tough old bird! 8)

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Michael...so glad to hear you are doing ok after such a bad accident. The good lord was with you. Let us know from time to time on your progress on the road to recovery.

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Michael, I have been wondering where you have been and so sorry that this has happened to you. I pray that you will have a complete recovery, and thank you for letting us know. Take care and listen to your Dr and nurses.
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Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery Michael. Amazing what can happen.
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Michael, please know you are in my prayers.
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I too have wondered where you were. I'm sorry to hear about what happened to you. I hope the person who hit you goes to jail for a very long time, but sorry to say he more than likely won't :evil:

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Michael, I am so sorry to hear this. My DH gave me a scare this morning, but your problem is way, way worse. I am glad that you are able enough to get on a computer and sincerely hope you have a full recovery.

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That passenger seat must have had angel wings protecting it. I, too, hope that you'll have a complete recovery. You are very special!

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Michael:

I'm glad that you made it but I'm not glad at what you had to go through in order to do so. I wish you the best in your recovery and that you are back to full strength in record time

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Wow! You just never know what can happen! Godspeed to you, friend!

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Fellow Texas, so glad you are on the recovery road.

Although many people say there is no God or Angels, sounds like both were riding with you that night. My prayers are with you for a speedy and FULL recovery.

Keep us informed about your progress. Don't get frustrated about length of recovery. It is easy to get depressed after a tragedy like this. Sounds like the Lord wants to keep you "with us" for awhile. Us Texans have got to stick together !!!!!!!

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Holy Cow Michael, that is quite the story! I have been wondering where you were, but absent minded that I am, I keep forgetting to ask! Thank goodness you are OK, and that "calling card" story gave me goosebumps too! Please take care, get well, and hope to see you back on the boards soon!

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Michael- God is good all of the time. Hope your recovery is complication free.
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