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    Ernesto Fonseca update and photos

    Man, it is tough to see Ernie like this. The Denver facility is eerily familiar to Jackson Memorial where I did my intern rehab.

    http://www.ernestofonseca.com/news/060511c.html
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

    #2
    i wonder if he will become the next superman for SCI research
    Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened

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      #3
      Poor kid.... What was his level of injury do you know?

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        #4
        Originally posted by nicotico
        i wonder if he will become the next superman for SCI research

        I doubt it. His familiar audience is about a few hundred thousand people tops. Chris Reeve's was millions world wide.

        I agree, it is very difficult to see him like that. It brings back a flurry of unhappy memories...
        "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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          #5
          Originally posted by ChopperChick
          Poor kid.... What was his level of injury do you know?
          C 5-6
          "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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            #6
            so who takes the cape and flys for us now?
            Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened

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              #7
              Originally posted by ChopperChick
              Poor kid.... What was his level of injury do you know?
              I believe he is a C5/C6.
              T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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                #8
                Originally posted by stlyin moe
                I agree, it is very difficult to see him like that. It brings back a flurry of unhappy memories...
                You are not kidding. It seems that I was there with my wife in every one of those pictures. Thank God I did not need a ventilator.
                T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by nicotico
                  so who takes the cape and flys for us now?
                  I think it's going to have to be a collective effort now...
                  "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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                    #10
                    but i think he is the most famous SCI i know of.
                    Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened

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                      #11
                      There are others more famous than he i.e. Wayne Rainey (Former Road Race Champ), David Bailey (Former national champ MX'r and tv personality on ESPN), Daryl Mitchell (Actor, most recent role in Ed), Mitch Payton (Pro Circuit Owner), John Hockenberry (Dateline reporter).

                      As stated by others, one of the keys to bringing SCI to the forefront of people's concerns is to make it more personal to them. It has to be something they fear personally in order to motivate them into action. Everyone has the potential to come down with cancer so people fear it and pump money into it. We need to get SCI in the same place in their minds...
                      "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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                        #12
                        mike utley
                        Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by stlyin moe
                          There are others more famous than he i.e. Wayne Rainey (Former Road Race Champ), David Bailey (Former national champ MX'r and tv personality on ESPN), Daryl Mitchell (Actor, most recent role in Ed), Mitch Payton (Pro Circuit Owner), John Hockenberry (Dateline reporter).

                          As stated by others, one of the keys to bringing SCI to the forefront of people's concerns is to make it more personal to them. It has to be something they fear personally in order to motivate them into action. Everyone has the potential to come down with cancer so people fear it and pump money into it. We need to get SCI in the same place in their minds...
                          I read Wayne's book. Its pretty good. Every accident like this brings some spotlight to SCI, but Reeve's circumstances were unique. I remember Jimmy Button's accident, a racer pretty much in the same class as Fonseca, and it brought some attention but not much. I was racing at the time before my injury, and it just worried me for a few days and then it is on with your life. Same thing happened when Pit Beirer the great GP mxer got injured.
                          T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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                            #14
                            I read that he had fratured C-7.

                            http://www.racerxill.com/breakingnew...ca-update.aspx

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