stefan brandow just told me he was hit by a car riding his bike and was life flighted to a hospital in akron, ohio.
http://www.timesreporter.com/homepag...-hurt-in-crashOriginally Posted by YOUNGBLOODYeah, it's comfirmed.
From what I was told, between the stroke and the loss of blood to one of the parts of his brain, they told us that he wont be able to talk/understand us or maybe more as I said earlier on the last page.
This is horrible.
I'll still try to update this as much as possible, I came home to get some sleep, but when I'm there I have my iPhone so I usually tell you guys whats happening, as it's happening.
whether you're religious or not, pray for james... i hope everything goes well.
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Originally Posted by EllodyIm sure at least some of you have heard about his motercycle accident.
I am a friend and have been updated on his condition.
Its not getting any better at all.
Test results came back today and we arent so sure if he is gonna pull out of this...
If he does he wont be the same..
This is what ive been informed upon.
Im scared but praying for him.
He needs to come back to us.Originally Posted by YOUNGBLOODHello be-mag, this is James's Mom and Dad. We want to first of all thank youngblood/Ethan for letting us use his account to post our thanks. We want to thank all of you for some really great stories about James, for sharing your condolences with us, and for being so great over the years to him; he loved be-mag and was always online talking to so many of you. He loved the industry, encouraged the future generations of rollerbladers, and when he made friends ,it was for life.
We have so many to thank, I'm afraid to start cause I know i'll miss some, so I'll just list a couple of the earliest ones; first of all Jon Elliot, who inspired and encouraged James, & started him on his love of skating. Brian Shima, & all the California pros he met over the years who treated him so good, all the others across the country and over seas as well. You guys have earned your place in heaven.
He's got so many friends in the industry who helped us through this terrible time; Ben Schwab, Ethan, Stefan Brandow, the list could go on and on....all the beautiful friends he had who lived with us at Akron general Hospital, and prayed for a better outcome than we got. He lived more in 24 1/2 years than most do in 50, And thank God for that.
We couldn't ask for a better son, and I know he was also a good friend to many, it's helped us get through this so far.
We'd like to send him out in the manner he deserved and the style he loved. You can read his obit at www.geibfuneral.com for arrangements this Thursday and Friday, and we welcome any and all of you who can attend, as James loved a good party. Let's celebrate his life, and remember one of his favorite sayings: it's all good.....see you on the other side James. With love, Rod And Debra Short, New Philadelphia, Ohio[/url]