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    https://www.koco.com/article/passeng...-say4/23050048

    Horrifying ordeal for a good young man. Please pray for recovery and perseverance for this Broncho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronchoforlife View Post
    https://www.koco.com/article/passeng...-say4/23050048

    Horrifying ordeal for a good young man. Please pray for recovery and perseverance for this Broncho.
    This is a horrible thing to hear. I will pray for him and his family.
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    That's horrible. His family and friends are in my thoughts.

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    Prayers from Joplin

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronchoforlife View Post
    https://www.koco.com/article/passeng...-say4/23050048

    Horrifying ordeal for a good young man. Please pray for recovery and perseverance for this Broncho.
    Wow. Thoughts for this kid and his family.

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    Prayers for a speedy recovery and that he has lots of support from loved ones during this awful time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronchoforlife View Post
    https://www.koco.com/article/passeng...-say4/23050048

    Horrifying ordeal for a good young man. Please pray for recovery and perseverance for this Broncho.
    Gee wiz. Could have been so much worse!. Sending thoughts and prayers

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    Super sad to hear this. Prayers to the family.

    This is why they have rules against being within 35 feet of train tracks. I was taking some photos on a train track and a BNSF little white focus pulled up and out hopped a guy who started to chew my a**. I thought he was a rental cop of some sort, found out pretty fast that no he's legit and that its a felony to be on train tracks. Walking, taking pictures, and etc. There is a 35 foot protected area around train tracks. It's called operation lifesaver. https://oli.org/ Had the cop not pulled over that day and luckily let me off with a warning, I'd never have realized some of the things about tracks. It's creepy how quiet trains are until they get past you as well.

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    So many commercial photographers take pictures on train tracks for the cool perspective and never realize they are committing a felony, and endangering lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronchoforlife View Post
    https://www.koco.com/article/passeng...-say4/23050048

    Horrifying ordeal for a good young man. Please pray for recovery and perseverance for this Broncho.
    Prayers for a speedy recovery for this young man.

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    Sadly, this happens all the time. Pedestrians and/or vehicles are hit daily on railroad property. Not nearly enough education about the dangers associated with trespassing (usually a misdemeanor) on railroad property, trying to beat trains at a grade crossing, going around gates, etc. I hope the young man is alright. He's fortunate to be alive, given the circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GorillaTeacher View Post
    So many commercial photographers take pictures on train tracks for the cool perspective and never realize they are committing a felony, and endangering lives.
    Its crazy how often you hear about it.

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    We used to walk the tracks all over Pittsburg when we were kids not realizing how dangerous it is.

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    I don't know even how to process this. It's just sad. My thoughts are with this young man, his family and team.

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    Prayers for recovery for the young man and the best in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micheal View Post
    Prayers for recovery for the young man and the best in the future.
    surgery this morning to remove the leg to just below the knee. hes in good spirits and his doctors are in touch with the docs for being fit for the spring board cleat or whatever you call it....he says he HAS to come back and play. it may just be the pain meds talking but at least hes got goals and at least entertaining it.
    you learn in the army not to leave a man behind in any situation....wether it be face down in an alley or with a fat ugly one.....this was the perfect storm from what ive heard from several players. truck broke down, phone was stepped on at pitt state and rode with someone else to bricktown. told them he would cab home....ended up on the tracks that would have eventually led him to within a half mile of his house.

    bad decision and noone to stop him from himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo slice View Post
    surgery this morning to remove the leg to just below the knee. hes in good spirits and his doctors are in touch with the docs for being fit for the spring board cleat or whatever you call it....he says he HAS to come back and play. it may just be the pain meds talking but at least hes got goals and at least entertaining it.
    you learn in the army not to leave a man behind in any situation....wether it be face down in an alley or with a fat ugly one.....this was the perfect storm from what ive heard from several players. truck broke down, phone was stepped on at pitt state and rode with someone else to bricktown. told them he would cab home....ended up on the tracks that would have eventually led him to within a half mile of his house.

    bad decision and noone to stop him from himself.
    Jimbo next time you or your son sees him, would you mind showing him these articles. There are precedents for things like this.
    https://www.si.com/college-football/...amputee-player
    http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/...te-next-season
    Go Bronchos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCObluejay View Post
    Jimbo next time you or your son sees him, would you mind showing him these articles. There are precedents for things like this.
    https://www.si.com/college-football/...amputee-player
    http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/...te-next-season
    At least it might boost his spirits. That is tough to go through.
    Go Bronchos!

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    Former LU lion Sterling Thomas is from Broken Arrow, OK. He incurred a spinal cord injury a few years ago and lost use of his legs. I've never met the man personally but follow him on social media. His perseverance, spirit, and leadership is inspiring.

    Given proximity, it could be helpful for those 2 to connect. Sterling's example and presence is enough to inspire anyone, and I'm sure the young man could use some encouragement right now.

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