Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Natasha Richardson

I have a very close friend whose son was in a serious pole vaulting accident when he was a sophomore in high school.
It put him in a coma for 3 weeks but
remarkably with much therapy
he did recover.
He does suffer from some brain damage and has to use seizure medication but is able to work and lead a productive life.
Years later another friend fell backwards down some steps, hit his head causing a bleed on the brain and spent 1 year in a nursing home
He is now home and finally back to a somewhat normal life.
I also have a nephew who was in a car accident that caused a severe concussion and a blood clot on the brain
he almost died.
He also suffered some learning disability from the injury.
But all of them lived.

That is why I was shocked when I heard
the tragic news of Natasha Ricardson's death and found it so hard to believe.

A skiing accident on a beginners hill?
At the time it sounded so minor.
I think there had to be pre-existing condition of some kind,
to cause such damage, maybe a weakness in the blood vessels around the brain.

I guess we won't know until the autopsy is completed.

Another lesson showing us how fragile life is.

My sympathy goes out to her family.


Riot Kitty said...

So just never know what can happen. I never want to go to bed mad at anyone I love for this reason.

Jackie said...

So very sad. I was really pulling for her to recover. I know stuff happens but this is just a darn shame.

Chris said...

That it was preventable is more sad than anything....a good lesson to us heart goes out to her young family.