An awful thing happened recently to my colleague, Dan. He was always a bit distant so I never got very close to him, but we chatted, he has two loves in his life, his two horses Wills and I forgot the name of the other.
When he joined there was rumours about his sexual orientation, but I certainly did not give a damn about that. He was a soft spoken, shy, kept to himself and when he joined us for lunch once, he did not participate to the converstation, but kept texting away to someone called Ian; he always went back home for lunch. I only ever caught him over a cup of coffee in the kitchen and checked on him every time I would go around his side of the office and he would tell me stories about his horses and the competition he attended, trained for. I thought, in time, he'll be a good friend to all of us.
Two days ago, he was training for a competition, and his horse misjudge a jump, he fell off his horse and the horse collapse over his body. Dan will probably never walk again and the doctors think he might be paralised from the neck down. Total paralysis. There is still hope that he will not be paralyzed from neck to waist, so please pray for him. He's truly a good guy. And it is just pure evil that the one thing he loves the most is the cause of spoiling the rest of his life.