Monday, March 9, 2009

Good Things


The front page of yesterday's paper featured a picture of our daughter and the nice young man that helped her when she couldn't breathe at school last weak. Lots of kid just walked by as she was gasping for air, but the point guard on the basketball team, Carl Bowman, led the offense to get her help. The nurses evaluated the situation, got an ambulance, which rushed her to the hospital. Numerous blood clots were found in her lungs, and treatment has been successful to this point. Carl, who didn't know our daughter prior to this , even came to the hospital to see how she was doing. This kid is pure class and all heart. He plans on being a special ed teacher, and I fell he will be a great one. We need more people like Carl in this world. We really do.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in water, it looks like winter is going to smack us with another storm. I'll have to get a short ride in today, since I have a long list of things to take care of.

Looks like my boy Fabian Cancellara is going to be laid up for the spring classic campaign due to injuries from a training ride fall. happens to the best of us. I guess I'll be pulling for Gerts Stegman and Stuart O'Grady in the mean time. Paris-Nice is underway, so the real fun is just starting.

5 comments:

rlove2bike said...

I think there are some very nice young people...I know we have met many. The ones that just walk by...a good chance some of their parents would do the same thing. You are right, we do need more people that Do the right thing. Best wishes and hoping for a speedy recovery.

Boz said...

rlove - thanks a bunch.

Biking Duluth said...

Wow, lots of comments on the dnt site too, props to Carl, what a fine young man. Best wishes for a quick and full recovery!

Doug said...

I don't always read our fine local paper, so I missed that story. I glad Carl was there and did the right thing!

theuffda said...

I happened to stop by since you stopped by the uff da! chronicles (thanks by the way!) Glad to hear your daughter got medical attention right away. I've had blood clots in the lungs as well; it's serious thing that is potentially life-threatening. It's not a speedy recovery (several months on coumadin), but there is recovery!