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Old 03-08-2012, 09:22 PM   #2596
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well, this is my last post from norfolk general hospital.

the emotion is overwhelming.

so many people have participated in saving my life.

so many from the hospital, so many from the ADVRider community, so many from my neighborhood, so many from my family.

i have a lot to pay forward and i feel lucky to be alive to do it!

you have all helped me get through this first phase of my recovery.

there's much more to saving a life than healing a body.

YOU HAVE ALL HELPED SAVE MY LIFE!

you are my hero's.

always,

dale
Well, what does one say to that??

I have been a long time lurker on this forum, and occasional poster, and I came back to the fold after a long absence.
Then I read this post, not entirely, but enough to get the gist..,

Man - you ARE inspirational, what an attitude!! I have been an army sniper in my previous life here in Australia, and seen a lot lf bad shit, done a lot of bad shit, and thought I was pretty hard. But when I read this post, tears just welled up in my eyes and I couldnt stop them, didnt want to stop them - wept unashamedly!

I take my hat off to you Dale - to all you para's and quad's here on the forum - all of you. Such depth of spirit and such richness of life, and such amazing accepttance and willingness to just get on with it!! Man, I dont mind saying Dale, I wish I was a little more like you!!

Anyway Dale, what I mean to say is, even though you may never throw your leg over another bike again, and have the freedom and enjoyment of riding it to some far off place, know that every time I throw my leg over my bike, you are with me, and every experience, good or bad, is your experience - I willingly send it to you my brother!!

I wish you every happiness, and a long and fruitful life, but please understand it is YOU sir, who hav enrichened our lives, it is YOU sir, who make us realise how truly blessed we are to be of whole body and mind, and it is YOU sir, who makes us feel ever so humble and grateful to have read this post, and to have posted here!!

We might have saved your life Dale, but YOU sir, have saved our souls - and for that I am eternally grateful!!

Ciao Bello,
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:44 AM   #2597
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Hey Dale - my best to You and Yours
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #2598
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Dale, YOU are awesome! I hope you and the family are doing great.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #2599
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I exchanged voice messages with him a couple weeks back. Not sure of any details, but he sounded good.
If you hear anything, let me know. How's the Ural?
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:31 PM   #2600
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Add another to the throng of admirers and well wishers... I am completely humbled by your outlook; you are proof to me that God exists
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:02 AM   #2601
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Looking forward,head up...

Good luck to you,Dale. Keep it where you got it...
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:28 PM   #2602
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Thinking about you Dale.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #2603
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Wow, a post to Dale's thread. Just today at lunch I was telling someone who I saw texting in their truck about Dale and how if the driver who hit him was paying attention he would be walking today. Surprisingly I didn't yell at her and she agreed not to do it again.

Lost a friend last fall to someone who hit him while he was putting out cones around an accident. He was a state worker and I believe dressed in his yellow safety clothing. Go figure. Must have been texting too.

I think everyone who sees someone texting while driving should give them the finger and then mimic the texting pose. Maybe they'll get the message that they are just wrong to be doing that. Social pressure is a powerful thing if we all do it. Please post the idea elsewhere. Thanks, Bear
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #2604
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Happy B-Day Dale (a few days late)!

Another trip around the sun.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:33 AM   #2605
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Happy B-Day Dale (a few days late)!

Another trip around the sun.

and boy are my arms tired!
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #2606
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May God bless you Dale. I will pray for you as much as I remember too.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:55 AM   #2607
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Hello Dale !! Greetings from Thailand, hope all is well with you. Still think you are one of the classiest people I have ever seen on the net.....and the toughest... :-)
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #2608
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Just finished reading this thread! I know Dale has not posted in a couple years, but I would love to know how he is doing?

Good luck man, I hope life is treating you better every day!

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Old 09-28-2013, 07:25 PM   #2609
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Nice bump Jim.

Yeah, I'm thinking about you, Dale. Hope you are well.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:36 AM   #2610
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Hopefully his not posting means he has moved on in life. If anyone knows him in meat space could you give all of us who think about him an update?

Namaste'
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