I wanted to post a picture of the day after my fathers accident so everyone can see how he looked then, and how much better he looks now, as you can see in the 2nd picture, which was taken a few weeks ago (with my brother Nick and daughter Kaleigh) He was pretty banged up, and as the days went on those injuries looked worse and worse; including road rash covering his arms, legs, hands, and head. He had serious swelling in his ankles and knees, bruising all over his body, 5 staples in the back his head, stitches above his left eye, and his left eye had swollen so badly it was protruding out of the socket. His worse injury was the head trauma though, which included bleeding and swelling around his brain. But although the visual pain has healed up very well since then, the physical and emotional pain remains, and will unfortunately remain with him the rest of his life. We are not sure what the future holds, if he will be able to ride again, if he will have any long term effects from the head injury, but we do know that we are going to try our hardest to make the rest of his life the best. There was an angel on his shoulder that day, and there is a reason he is still with us today.
August 23rd - one day after the accident