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Old 06-09-2014, 02:42 PM   #1
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http://www.azcentral.com/story/sport...-icu/10219173/

Local of Colorado and her husband is former Broncos punter Tom Rouen.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:15 PM   #2
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That sucks, I hope that she can recover from that. Prayers for her and Rouen.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:31 PM   #3
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My brother-in-law almost got himself killed on an atv. Color me not a fan. Hopefully Amy will recover enough to have a full life.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:46 PM   #4
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That's terrible. Hope the best for her.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:55 PM   #5
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That's awful. You don't recover from a severed spinal cord. She will be paralyzed from the waist down. I would think the immediate concern would be myelomalacia secondary to the trauma.

I can't imagine dealing with that after being as active as she must be.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:59 PM   #6
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Awful to hear. Always sad when something like this happens, I couldn't even imagine.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:06 PM   #7
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Awful thing to happen. ATVs and horses can really hurt people. I suppose cars aren't great either, but its one thing to be out on a trail having fun to deal with this ****.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:17 PM   #8
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That really really sucks.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:17 PM   #9
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Ugh she was swim coach at my boys HS. That is terrible news. A great friend I grew up with did same thing and is paralyzed from mid chest down on a motorcycle.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:51 PM   #10
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That's awful.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:16 PM   #11
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Horrible news about one of Colorado's best athletes of the last quarter century.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:23 PM   #12
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I hate this... looks like her spinal cord is completely severed. As far as I know you can't recover from that.

I met her at the Red Robin in Highlands Ranch @ 470 and Broadway. She was nice enough to let me and my sister take a picture with her.

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Old 06-09-2014, 08:31 PM   #13
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That is just a horrifying image.
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Never been a fan of the quads myself. I know I'd want to go like a bat out of hell and probably launch myself into a cactus or something.

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Old 06-09-2014, 10:43 PM   #15
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This is actually making me cry.
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Hopefully Amy will recover enough to have a full life.
I think that is all you hope for in accidents like these.
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ATV's are fun to ride. It was my daily driver down in Santorini. Hope she recovers.
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Really sad news. Hate hearing about this for anyone, but obviously her being such a local sports icon it hits home. She can't recover from this though, severed spine is as absolute as it gets. Just ****ing tragic.

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Old 06-10-2014, 06:58 AM   #19
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Damn, one of my favorite athletes ever. Hope she recovers as much as is possible, and is able to enjoy life to its fullest.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:30 AM   #21
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Even though it was just trivial fun, I feel bad bashing Captain Touchback, as we used to call him back in the day. That's such a fear of mine for myself and my kids. I have no interest in riding any type of motor sport vehicle, primarily because of that fear. Sad story!!
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:32 AM   #22
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Awful. May the Lord bless and comfort her and her family in this excruciatingly difficult time.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:45 PM   #25
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