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April 19, 2005

Gravity is International

So G. emailed me yesterday that he took a rather rough landing while snowboarding in Mammoth on Sunday. He dislocated his previously-dislocated shoulder and got to ride in the ski patrol sled down the mountain with his arm stuck over his head.

Our friend Laura, a film sound designer by trade but actually a journalist at heart, photographed the entire rescue and hospital visit.

The last time G. 's shoulder was in trouble, stuff was torn inside and the solution required surgery and a looong break from climbing and sleeping comfortably. He hopes that this time he will heal quickly, and is checking with his doctor to make sure nothing ominous is going on.

I feel badly that I can't help him at all from here. But I am relieved that he seems to be okay (Laura and Don report he wouldn't even let them drive home from Mammoth). Just communicating with a 14-hour time change has been challenging. Thanks to Laura and Don for everything they've done!

Posted by sedda at April 19, 2005 09:52 AM