Thursday, June 28, 2007

Daniel

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.

7 comments:

Jeannie said...

How awful! Let's hope it gets at least a little better.

The Zombieslayer said...

My prayers will be with your friend tonight. That's very sad.

Josh Lane said...

I will be praying for Daniel. I am so sorry to hear of the news.

Jenny! said...

I will keep Daniel and his family in my thoughts! Everything happens for a reason and even if that's hard to see now...there is a purpose!

tweetey30 said...

OH my god. I have a hard time with stories like this. I cant imagine not having my legs. We do so much with our legs in our family that I just cant imagine. I hope and will pray for him. Lets hope he will at least have his upper body to work with.

tshsmom said...

My prayers are with poor, sweet Daniel!

La Cremiere said...

Thanks guys, I appreciate your kind words. It helped me write a nice card to him. Still no news; we've been told we could not see him for now.