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Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« on: January 15, 2012, 04:24:27 AM »
Canadian Freestyle skier Sarah Burke, a potential medallist for Canada for  the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, suffered a dangerous freefall in a training run in Utah, that left her in a "medically-induced coma" in a Utah hospital, as doctors tried to stem swelling to her brain, "intercranial hemmorhage".


She later underwent successful brain surgery to "repair a vertebral artery, a major vessel that supplies blood to the brain", but, her prognosis for recovery is still in queation.


Fro more:  http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120112/burke-condition-hospital-120112/
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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 09:42:45 PM »

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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 03:38:59 PM »
Unfortunatley, Sarah has passed away.

per CTV

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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 03:41:33 PM »
Unfortunatley, Sarah has passed away.

per CTV

God, that's awful.

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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 04:03:32 PM »
Unfortunatley, Sarah has passed away.

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God, that's awful.

So horrible...  :(

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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 04:18:25 PM »
What a haunting story :(
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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 06:20:03 PM »
Sad news. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 02:15:02 AM »
A "pioneer" she was.

Rest in peace, Sarah.  Thank you for representing your country with pride.

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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 07:58:56 AM »
And a wonderful reminder for how awesome the US health care system is.  Her family and friends lost a wonderful person (I very loosely knew her through her family) and they are now stuck with the $550,000 bill for her medical care.

They started a collection for people to help cut down on some of that cost, but man is that ever unbelievable awful to go though on top of losing a very special woman.
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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 08:31:43 AM »
I'm curious why (especially given what she does) she would have insured herself. Was this a huge gaff on her part or is it that insurance companies wouldn't cover her?

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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 09:41:57 AM »
RIP Sarah....
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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 09:45:50 AM »
And a wonderful reminder for how awesome the US health care system is.  Her family and friends lost a wonderful person (I very loosely knew her through her family) and they are now stuck with the $550,000 bill for her medical care.

They started a collection for people to help cut down on some of that cost, but man is that ever unbelievable awful to go though on top of losing a very special woman.

Here is the link to the site where you can donate to the cause:

https://www.wepay.com/donations/sarah-burke

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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2012, 10:10:20 AM »
RIP Sarah.  :'(

So tragic and sad.

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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2012, 06:13:14 AM »
Yet another Canadian skier dead, this time in the Skicross competition in Europe.

Toronto skier Nick Zoricic died after tumbling and crashing down on the slopes, and was pronounced dead upon arrival at a Swiss hospital in Interlaken.  "Sever neurotrauma" was the cause.  He was 29.

Here is the story:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/more/2012/03/10/canadian_skier_nik_zoricic_dead_after_crash/
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Re: Freestyle skier Sarah Burke in critical condition in Utah
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2012, 06:13:14 AM »