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gymbo


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I only know Rebecca through her posts here. I'm thinking positive thoughts and wishing her a quick and full recovery.


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GraniteGrrl,

i wish you the best and a speedy recovery. I am so so sorry you are going through this right now. You are in our prayers.


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I am really sorry to be reading this post. My thoughts and prayers for comfort and strength to Rebecca and her family and friends. Here's to a full recovery. Please get well soon!

Tiff


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Prayers from Arkansas... :cry:


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Climb on Rock Sister........best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Blue skies,
Kel


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Climb on, Rock Sister.......best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Blue skies,
Kel


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Prayers from down here in AZ.

-chris-


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Thanks everyone for all the kind thoughts during such a difficult time.

I was with Rebecca belaying her when this unfortunate accident occured. I'm sure everyone is wondering exactly what happened, so without getting into too much detail, She basically took a bad fall while on lead, and struck a ledge before the rope came tight and finally caught her. I'm not too sure what caused her to fall in the first place, from where I was it looked like she had good footing on big blocky terain. I'm guessing that maybe one of her feet slipped while she was preparing to place her next gear. As she fell I just remember pulling in slack as fast as I possibly could, hoping the rope would tighten up before she got to the ledge.

It's an absolutely terrible feeling to see something like this, knowing there's nothing more you can do.

I was with her the whole time once we got her to the ground, as we waited for the EMS to arrive, just trying comfort her, and keep her still. Again, it's such a horrible feeling to see someone in so much pain, and not being able to do anything.

The amount of strength and courage it took for Rebecca to pull through really shows the kind of person she is.

Out of respect to Rebecca, I'd rather not get into too much more detail. If/when she chooses to share her experience, I think she'd like to do it in her own words.

Brent - Thanks for keeping us updated, my thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca and her friends and family. As I've said before, please let me know if there's anything else I can do.

I hope to see you soon Rebecca,

Sincerely,

Colin


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Geez, what terrible news. I know I do not know Rebecca or you Brent, but I have enjoyed the threads. I sincerely hope she has a speedy recovery. I am looking forward to maybe making a trip east in the winter to climb some of that ice. Hopefully she will be there to climb. I will say a prayer to the Buddha tonight for you Rebecca.


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All the best to Rebecca. I know her only on the Climbeasterncanada.com forum. My husband and I were going to meet for climbing/coffee this weekend as well in Lions head but as earlier stated, she had to work. She is one tough cookie and is always so positive and happy on the forum. I am going to send as many strong vibes as I can to her and her husband/family/friends.

Colin, all the best to you too. Being the Belayer for a bad fall is a hard job. I've been there. Stay strong. Rebecca needs you there for her.

lots of love and thoughts
Cara


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Its always heart-wrenching to hear of these accidents... particularily when its so close to home. I've never had the fortune of meeting granite_grrl but she has an excellent reputation around the crags.

My hope is that she'll recover from this experience with a renewed inner strength and vigor for her climbing passion.

Heal well!


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Be well, Rebecca.

Colin, thank you and respect for the awful stuff you're going through.


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My heart goes out to those affected.
Hopes and prayers for a fast recovery.

Jay


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I hope she makes a complete and quick recovery, to climb another day

Best Wishes& prayers


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Again, many thanks to all the kind words you have written here. I printed all the posts up to page 7 and brought them to the hospital for nate to read and for Rebecca to read when she can.

Update on her condition:

I went to see Rebecca tonight, as stated. The injuries she has suffered are a broken femur, which has been pinned together; some broken ribs, a collapsed lung, which has re-inflated (pardom my lack of proper terms); she has a cracked pelvis, as well; a head injury (she now has a tube in her head relieving pressure, and some other cuts and bruises. Talking with Nathan he told me that the doctors scanned her brain and said that there is no sign of trauma. This is the news I was waiting for. However, the doctors also said that they have had people with no signs of trauma come out with problems. We can hope that they are correct in saying she will be fine. Other than that, she is sedated due to the pain and on a respirator to assist with her breathing. She doens't like the tube that is giving her air, though, as she's tried to take it out on her own. She's such a damn fighter.


This is all i know as of monday at about 9PM. I tried to tell Nate of all the PM's and well wishes that have been sent his way and hope I got most of them. He is doing better now that he knows what is happening, and Rebecca's parents have flown in and are by her side. Thank you for all the support, again. I'll keep everyone posted.


and Colin,
thank you for posting. You are doing the right thing to not bring any more details here. I think we can leave that for a while. I appreciate everything you have done for me and others, as well. Thank you.

Brent


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I'm praying for you and your family Rebecca. Good luck!
Chris


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i dont care if u come back to climbing one , i just wish a speedy recovery,

from Mexico , Jaime Velasco


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Rebecca-My Thoughts and Prayers are with you, your family and friends.

Get well soon,

~Kim


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Sorry to hear about what sounds like a nasty accident. I'm glad that the people immediately involved were able to keep their wits about them enough to perform a rescue and get the injured party to EMS.

Good luck granite_grrl, on the long difficult road that lies ahead. Know that many are standing behind you wishing you the best of luck.


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I send my energy, and trust the healing vibrations of the cosmos will overwhelm you with acceptance and strength!


Om Shanti


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thanks for the update brent. that was the kind of news i wanted to hear. especially the "no signs of trauma" part.


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thanks for the update brent. that was the kind of news i wanted to hear. especially the "no signs of trauma" part.


Ditto that............................


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I share James_climber's feelings. I hope Rebecca recovers with no complications. A return to climbing can wait.

My feelings go out to her parents, too, who must be worried sick, and to her husband and friends.


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thanks for the update brent. that was the kind of news i wanted to hear. especially the "no signs of trauma" part.


Ditto that............................
Ditto too......

but what I really want to hear is this -

"Hey Grant, it's Rebecca, Nathan and me are in Calgary and where is the ice in already?"
:lol: :lol:

Still thinking about you Rebecca and hoping your road back is as quick, free of hassle, and pain free as possible.


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Wishes for a speedy recovery from the Land of the Rising Sun. Feel better Rebecca, and Nathan, take care too.
Brent, thanks for the updates.

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