6 replies to this topic
  • ray_lebreton

Posted June 17, 2000 - 02:45 PM


a friend of mine who races a yz400 broke both his arms and wrists during a race. the doctors put a steel plate in one of his arms but there where some complications the plate broke inside his arm and they had to re opperate and graph skin off of his thigh to replace the missing skinn on his arm. now all the operations are done and something wasn't done right and his arm is badly infected. the doctor say they might have to amputate his arm. also he has already sold his bike because he cant work and has no way of making money.
So thoes of you that are complaining about a broken trailer or whatever you should feel lucky and be gratefull you arn't in this guys shoes.

  • Mike

Posted June 17, 2000 - 03:22 PM


My prayers are with your friend


  • jlm400

Posted June 17, 2000 - 04:38 PM


My prayers are with your friend as well. Here is to hoping the doctors can get things worked out.

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted June 17, 2000 - 08:41 PM


Ray I had a operation go wrong that the doctors did on my shoulder it got ifected bad, they thought it was in may bones ,had to have [2] more operation to fix the first one and the names for the drugs I can't even spell there names, but they got me fixt up and I'am fine now hope they can do the same for your friend god bless.
monty wilson

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted June 17, 2000 - 10:44 PM


Tis the greatest sport on earth
But alas, a most perilous one
Beware its titillation
A Lethean tonic to some

Of its risk we forget
Full throttle cocked on
Because what is life
If you can’t get it on

Y'all give your support to a fallen man
And for this I must shake your hand
Your thoughts and prayers will give him strength
And on his feet Ray’s friend will land

And you take care too
My friend Ray Lebreton
My thoughts are with your friend
His life WILL go on


  • Mitch_from_Oz

Posted June 18, 2000 - 02:55 PM


Hi Ray,

I am truly sorry about your friend. John from Granite Bay, good for you.

Ray, you are right. I too am guilty of sometimes complaining about trivial things. Your friend must be suffering something that is as real as it gets. Something that we all bare down deep and always wish upon nobody. But, unfortunately, this is something we deal with daily. It is not the bike as it is not the gun. Unfortunate accidents happen to us all daily. In some cases, life altering.

I think all that read this need to contemplate the risks involved in this sport and understand that we are all mortal and that what effects us, effects those we love.

Ray, my ankle was infected once and I was lucky to get to the doctors in time otherwise I may also have lost it. There are things that can be done. if not in your area, I am, certain that I can refer a doctor from San Francisco that helped me out. Just let me know and I will track him down.

Good thoughts goto your friend.


  • Mike_in_Silicon_valley

Posted June 19, 2000 - 05:07 PM


What a bummer! I hope this has a happy ending. I assume you're in Canada. Do you have disability insurance there?


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