Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Paeroa, New Zealand
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20 odd years ago a friend of mine was riding to pick up his son from a neighbours place about 5 kms down the road. He was carrying a passengers helmet looped around his left arm. He hit a car which was backing out of a drive. Amongst his injuries, were the spare helmet tangling in the accident, causing severe nerve damage in his upper arm, which made it dysfunctional. He was advised to have it amputated near the shoulder, as the arm would be a hindrance with everyday life. He rejected the operation, with the view that in the future some form of treatment would become available to repair his injury. He still carries this injured arm today. He is a panelbeater, runs a successful business, attained his second degree black belt in Karate and goes fishing etc. A very driven man.
I think there is a lesson to be learned here.