Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

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Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by NowhereLandAggie » March 17th, 2021, 6:59 pm

He had a big frame to be sure, and he was hit by a car when he was out cycling.

He is doing physical therapy, it has got to be hard to retrain limbs that long. Hope he makes a full recovery, that is a rough injury to have.

I didn't realize his dad died after falling off a roof. It is one of the top 2-3 most dangerous jobs in America. I saw both of them once just after Bradley got back from his Australian mission.

https://www.ksl.com/article/50128077/fo ... eorge-home



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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by USU78 » March 17th, 2021, 7:03 pm

That's a d@mned shame


You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » March 17th, 2021, 7:21 pm

Wow, devastating. I met him once in St George. He was a nice guy. Wish him the best and hope he recovers.



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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by GUS » March 17th, 2021, 7:40 pm

That's awful. Never met the guy, and know he was a zoob for a year, but don't wish that kind of tragedy on anyone.



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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by 3rdGenAggie » March 17th, 2021, 8:43 pm

Met him at Disneyland, of all places. He was really nice.


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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by mcaggie1 » March 18th, 2021, 10:31 am

NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 17th, 2021, 6:59 pm
He had a big frame to be sure, and he was hit by a car when he was out cycling.

He is doing physical therapy, it has got to be hard to retrain limbs that long. Hope he makes a full recovery, that is a rough injury to have.

I didn't realize his dad died after falling off a roof. It is one of the top 2-3 most dangerous jobs in America. I saw both of them once just after Bradley got back from his Australian mission.

https://www.ksl.com/article/50128077/fo ... eorge-home
Shawn’s father, Reiner, was a laboratory technician at the medical clinic in Castle Dale. My work took me there, late 70’s and early 80’s. One of my favorite people. The accident that killed him had to be home related...not work related.



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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by Yossarian » March 18th, 2021, 10:48 am

Shawn is good people. I'm sorry to hear this news. I played sports against Shawn in high school. He played baseball one year. We had a pitcher walk him - and we never let him live that down. How do you walk a 7'4" (at that time) strike zone? He and his wife have a tough road ahead of them, but they seem to have positive attitudes and are dealing with this well so far.



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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by NowhereLandAggie » March 18th, 2021, 10:58 am

mcaggie1 wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 10:31 am
NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 17th, 2021, 6:59 pm
He had a big frame to be sure, and he was hit by a car when he was out cycling.

He is doing physical therapy, it has got to be hard to retrain limbs that long. Hope he makes a full recovery, that is a rough injury to have.

I didn't realize his dad died after falling off a roof. It is one of the top 2-3 most dangerous jobs in America. I saw both of them once just after Bradley got back from his Australian mission.

https://www.ksl.com/article/50128077/fo ... eorge-home
Shawn’s father, Reiner, was a laboratory technician at the medical clinic in Castle Dale. My work took me there, late 70’s and early 80’s. One of my favorite people. The accident that killed him had to be home related...not work related.
I am sure it was.

Even with professionals more people are killed on the job roofing than all but 2-3 other professions.

I actually found of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America, I have done 5-6 of them.

Life is precious as this story shows, you never know if something life altering is going to take place.



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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by Yossarian » March 18th, 2021, 12:06 pm

NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 10:58 am
mcaggie1 wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 10:31 am
NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 17th, 2021, 6:59 pm
He had a big frame to be sure, and he was hit by a car when he was out cycling.

He is doing physical therapy, it has got to be hard to retrain limbs that long. Hope he makes a full recovery, that is a rough injury to have.

I didn't realize his dad died after falling off a roof. It is one of the top 2-3 most dangerous jobs in America. I saw both of them once just after Bradley got back from his Australian mission.

https://www.ksl.com/article/50128077/fo ... eorge-home
Shawn’s father, Reiner, was a laboratory technician at the medical clinic in Castle Dale. My work took me there, late 70’s and early 80’s. One of my favorite people. The accident that killed him had to be home related...not work related.
I am sure it was.

Even with professionals more people are killed on the job roofing than all but 2-3 other professions.

I actually found of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America, I have done 5-6 of them.

Life is precious as this story shows, you never know if something life altering is going to take place.
Reiner Bradley's accident was at his home. He fell off a roof or ladder working on his roof/rain gutters. Tragic.



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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by ProvoAggie » March 18th, 2021, 12:28 pm

I'm not old enough to remember Shawn at BYU but when I was a kid they had a "Mormon Night" at a Clippers game against the 76ers and after the game Shawn Bradley spoke to all of the church members there and then met with them. It's really the only memory I have of him but he seemed like a great guy. Wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Hopefully he can make the best of it.



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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by NowhereLandAggie » March 18th, 2021, 12:38 pm

Yossarian wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 12:06 pm
NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 10:58 am
mcaggie1 wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 10:31 am
NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 17th, 2021, 6:59 pm
He had a big frame to be sure, and he was hit by a car when he was out cycling.

He is doing physical therapy, it has got to be hard to retrain limbs that long. Hope he makes a full recovery, that is a rough injury to have.

I didn't realize his dad died after falling off a roof. It is one of the top 2-3 most dangerous jobs in America. I saw both of them once just after Bradley got back from his Australian mission.

https://www.ksl.com/article/50128077/fo ... eorge-home
Shawn’s father, Reiner, was a laboratory technician at the medical clinic in Castle Dale. My work took me there, late 70’s and early 80’s. One of my favorite people. The accident that killed him had to be home related...not work related.
I am sure it was.

Even with professionals more people are killed on the job roofing than all but 2-3 other professions.

I actually found of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America, I have done 5-6 of them.

Life is precious as this story shows, you never know if something life altering is going to take place.
Reiner Bradley's accident was at his home. He fell off a roof or ladder working on his roof/rain gutters. Tragic.
Sorry, need to clarify my wording. I meant, "I am sure it was {a home accident, not work related.}"

Nevertheless two tragic accidents.
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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by mcaggie1 » March 20th, 2021, 3:16 pm

NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 10:58 am
mcaggie1 wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 10:31 am
NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 17th, 2021, 6:59 pm
He had a big frame to be sure, and he was hit by a car when he was out cycling.

He is doing physical therapy, it has got to be hard to retrain limbs that long. Hope he makes a full recovery, that is a rough injury to have.

I didn't realize his dad died after falling off a roof. It is one of the top 2-3 most dangerous jobs in America. I saw both of them once just after Bradley got back from his Australian mission.

https://www.ksl.com/article/50128077/fo ... eorge-home
Shawn’s father, Reiner, was a laboratory technician at the medical clinic in Castle Dale. My work took me there, late 70’s and early 80’s. One of my favorite people. The accident that killed him had to be home related...not work related.
I am sure it was.

Even with professionals more people are killed on the job roofing than all but 2-3 other professions.

I actually found of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America, I have done 5-6 of them.

Life is precious as this story shows, you never know if something life altering is going to take place.
Well if was work related, then Reiner took on a second job or retired early from his technician job. He was one of my clients for years.



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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by NowhereLandAggie » March 20th, 2021, 5:03 pm

mcaggie1 wrote:
March 20th, 2021, 3:16 pm
NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 10:58 am
mcaggie1 wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 10:31 am
NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 17th, 2021, 6:59 pm
He had a big frame to be sure, and he was hit by a car when he was out cycling.

He is doing physical therapy, it has got to be hard to retrain limbs that long. Hope he makes a full recovery, that is a rough injury to have.

I didn't realize his dad died after falling off a roof. It is one of the top 2-3 most dangerous jobs in America. I saw both of them once just after Bradley got back from his Australian mission.

https://www.ksl.com/article/50128077/fo ... eorge-home
Shawn’s father, Reiner, was a laboratory technician at the medical clinic in Castle Dale. My work took me there, late 70’s and early 80’s. One of my favorite people. The accident that killed him had to be home related...not work related.
I am sure it was.

Even with professionals more people are killed on the job roofing than all but 2-3 other professions.

I actually found of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America, I have done 5-6 of them.

Life is precious as this story shows, you never know if something life altering is going to take place.
Well if was work related, then Reiner took on a second job or retired early from his technician job. He was one of my clients for years.
See the post right above this.
NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 17th, 2021, 6:59 pm
Sorry, need to clarify my wording. I meant, "I am sure it was {a home accident, not work related.}"

Nevertheless two tragic accidents.
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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by mcaggie1 » March 20th, 2021, 5:36 pm

NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 20th, 2021, 5:03 pm
mcaggie1 wrote:
March 20th, 2021, 3:16 pm
NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 10:58 am
mcaggie1 wrote:
March 18th, 2021, 10:31 am
NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 17th, 2021, 6:59 pm
He had a big frame to be sure, and he was hit by a car when he was out cycling.

He is doing physical therapy, it has got to be hard to retrain limbs that long. Hope he makes a full recovery, that is a rough injury to have.

I didn't realize his dad died after falling off a roof. It is one of the top 2-3 most dangerous jobs in America. I saw both of them once just after Bradley got back from his Australian mission.

https://www.ksl.com/article/50128077/fo ... eorge-home
Shawn’s father, Reiner, was a laboratory technician at the medical clinic in Castle Dale. My work took me there, late 70’s and early 80’s. One of my favorite people. The accident that killed him had to be home related...not work related.
I am sure it was.

Even with professionals more people are killed on the job roofing than all but 2-3 other professions.

I actually found of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America, I have done 5-6 of them.

Life is precious as this story shows, you never know if something life altering is going to take place.
Well if was work related, then Reiner took on a second job or retired early from his technician job. He was one of my clients for years.
See the post right above this.
NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 17th, 2021, 6:59 pm
Sorry, need to clarify my wording. I meant, "I am sure it was {a home accident, not work related.}"

Nevertheless two tragic accidents.
Sorry, missed that. My bad
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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by swordsman1989 » March 22nd, 2021, 4:27 am

Very sorry to hear this and wishing him all the best. He was in my aunt and uncle’s ward in New Jersey when he was with the Nets, and they had very nice things to say about him.



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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by Mr. Sneelock » March 24th, 2021, 9:42 pm

I have never had a chance to meet him, but from all accounts he is a great guy. This is really tragic.

I haven't heard anything about his prognosis going forward, but hoping for the best.


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Re: Shawn Bradley is paralyzed

Post by NowhereLandAggie » March 25th, 2021, 6:39 am

Mr. Sneelock wrote:
March 24th, 2021, 9:42 pm
I have never had a chance to meet him, but from all accounts he is a great guy. This is really tragic.

I haven't heard anything about his prognosis going forward, but hoping for the best.
A little update on the accident, condition remains the same.

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2021/3/22/ ... st-georgeA



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