A Life Forever Changed - Shawn Wilcox, 17

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A Life Forever Changed - Shawn Wilcox, 17

Postby genesbmx » October 27th, 2006, 1:54 am

*** A Life Forever Changed - Shawn Wilcox, 17 ***

Coeur d’Alene, ID ( Spokesman-Review ) --
The story: Shawn Wilcox, 17, struggles with a
brain injury in the aftermath of a bike accident.

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Shawn Wilcox, 17, was riding his bike across 4th St. in Coeur d’Alene
back in August when he was struck by a car going 30 miles per hour.
He was tossed like a rag doll and he came down head first on the sidewalk.
The right side of his head was smashed, an ear drum burst and his leg was
severely fractured. He was not wearing a helmet.

A retired nurse was nearby and saved his life with CPR.
Neurosurgeons pieced his head back together with a metal plate.

Although he’s still healing and acts like a healthy teenager in many ways,
his life is changed forever by the head injury. He will have frequent
headaches for the rest of his life. Doctors say he will have cognitive
impairments, hearing loss and problems with memory and vision
from the massive blow the head.

If he had been wearing a helmet, it likely would have cushioned the
blow to his cranium resulting in less severe injuries. Wear a helmet,
says Wilcox. He promises to wear one from now on.

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Gene`s BMX Added Quotes:

Shawn Wilcox, The BMXing community does care for you
Your pain is well felt with many out there, Hang in there
and get well soon my friend We would like to see you ride
a bike again soon. And to all out there, Wear a helmet !
All Things Northwest in BMX!
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