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My ex boyfriend was badly injured last week and I found out today.

Here's the info I posted on a local fourm, please pray for him if you can.
Keith Hamm http://www.sportbikehype.com/forums/member.php?u=3477
Keith was in a basd accident a week ago on his R1, many of you know Keith from bike events. Keith was badly injured and is current in a non responsive coma at Parkland. Please keep him in your prayers and if you know him go see him. Please keep up with updates from his family at http://keithhamm.blogspot.com/

Donations would be a great help for Keith and his family.
Bank of America
3601 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX 75089

Account # is 004786802670


Keith is the love of my life. He was the reason I joined SBH because he was an amazing rider and I trusted him implicantly with my life. Please be careful out there and wear your gear. Keith always wore his and was wearing his when this accidnet happened which surely saved his life. Now he needs to be a strong fighter to beat this coma and your prayers will be a great asset.
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sorry to hear about your boyfriend. hope he get better quick.
 

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I am so deeply sorry to hear this about Keith. He will be in all of our prayers here on 2Wheel. Glad to hear the the fever has gone and hope if stays gone. Please take care and I hope everything works out for the best for Keith.
 

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All of us at TWF offer up our thoughts & prayers for him. Be sure to let him know we're all thinking about him and wishing him a speedy recovery.
 

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:( Me and my family will definately keep Kieth in our prayers. It's just too bad that things like this happen. It really makes you think about it when your screaming down the highway.

I wonder if the car cut him off or something. It wouldn't surprise me one bit!

In any affect, I'm :sorry: to hear such bad news. Hopefully all the prayers for this guy will turn out for the better!

There is just too many of us going thru this. The same reason why I'm getting up at the crack of dawn to ride a hour and a half to a charity for a guy that is still intesive care himself.

Thank God, all of us riders stick together. That is the number 1 thing that people that don't ride don't get! It is that we are bonded like a brothern.

Keep your heads up and ride for each and every one of these guys!!
 

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Gas Man said:
:( Me and my family will definately keep Kieth in our prayers. It's just too bad that things like this happen. It really makes you think about it when your screaming down the highway.

I wonder if the car cut him off or something. It wouldn't surprise me one bit!

In any affect, I'm :sorry: to hear such bad news. Hopefully all the prayers for this guy will turn out for the better!

There is just too many of us going thru this. The same reason why I'm getting up at the crack of dawn to ride a hour and a half to a charity for a guy that is still intesive care himself.

Thank God, all of us riders stick together. That is the number 1 thing that people that don't ride don't get! It is that we are bonded like a brothern.

Keep your heads up and ride for each and every one of these guys!!

Very, very well said Chris!

Riding is a privilege and an honor, and though we all respect our machines, things just happen that we sometimes cant control. The general public just never seems to get how much motorcyclists stick together thru thick n thin, and unless they ever ride, they never will...yeah we will always have our harley vs sportbikes battles & arguments, but it all pales in comparison when something terrible happens to one of our fellow 2 wheelers. Rides for life, charity events, rally's for the POW/MIA's, rally's in washington to help the AMA continue to fight for our right to ride....that's what's it's all about, in the grand scheme of things, its all about riding, no matter what kind of bike you have.

again, we wish you well Keith !!!
 

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we will certainly keep keith and his family and friends in our prayers. God reveals himself in our great times of need... maybe not in the ways we expect him to, but he does. keep watch, God, his angels, and our prayers surround u all.
 

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Sorry to hear that. We attended a charity ride today for another fallen rider. I hate to hear this stuff. I will keep him in my prayers.
MP and I were just talking about this stuff. We kinda hate to hear all this stuff repeatidly over and over. It kinda sucks... :puke:
 

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It is getting to me lately. Probably because of going down twice this year. The multiple crashes in the club, the recent near fatality with Roger, Simon's crash - the list just keeps adding. I seriously need to take the rest of the year off and get ready for 05 because its going to be a much better year. I cannot bring myself to go see Roger in the hospital - the reality of it all would be too much.

I will see what I can do to send a little something something for Keith and his family. Keep us posted on his progress.
 

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Chris and MP have a point...is it me, or does there seem to be more crashes/fatalities involving riders, in the news this year. (I know there's been alot in our local area alone) .. It's really depressing when you think about it, but unfortunately its all too common as more and more people are more and more busy doing everything except concentrating on their driving these days.


All we can do is be careful, do our part to be safe, and dont be a squid !!
 

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Getting back to Keith!

For everyone here is the lasted update:

Sunday, Sept. 26
We went to see Keith tonight around 5:00. He has no fever and is completely off the respirator. The lung cultures showed there was no pneumonia. The nurse was positive he had pneumonia, so I've decided your prayers worked! His stitches on his eyelid and nose have healed beautifully, I know he'll be glad he didn't mess up his pretty face! If you don't find him where he normally is, don't panic! The nurse said they will be moving him to a step down unit, probably ICUB, where he is not considered as critical. There, they will only check his stats every 4 hours. I asked Jennifer, his nurse, if she had anything new I could write about Keith to all his cyber friends. She began to talk about his right arm. This was exciting because several of you had noticed how he moves that right arm. I told her that the other nurses passed this movement off as being lower brain stem activity. She said this was different. Here goes my attempt at an explanation! She said this is not a motor reflex, an involuntary action or response, like blinking or sneezing. She said this was not withdrawal, which is a lower brain stem reaction. A withdrawal response is moving away from the point of the stimulus, i.e. when I pinch your arm, you will pull that arm away. She named the movement of his arm a localization response. An example of a localization response would be the pushing away of a painful stimulus. When she messes with his left shoulder, where he has several tubes, he picks up his right arm and tries to push her away. When she messes with his trache, he moves his right arm upwards to his neck. He hasn't moved his left arm or legs, but they're totally wrapped up! I finally got her to say that this was a GOOD sign, but she was so afraid to get my hopes up. She's right. My hopes are up. Any little sign of improvement gives us great hope. Pray he's feeling the pain from the injuries his body has endured, and next time he slugs someone! :) Pray for healing.
On the way out, I had one of those GodStops again. That elevator seems to be a place for divine intervention. I ran into the chaplain that helped us Friday night. I don't think I told you about the two godly ladies that were our intermediaries the night of the crisis. They would go back and forth between the doctors and our family and give us constant updates. They were a godsend. Anyways, I ran smack dab into Leslie, and she said "Aren't you Keith's family?" How did she remember me? I stood amazed as I haven't seen her since last Friday night, and we're talking about Parkland, where she faces one crisis after another. She said she was on her way to check on Keith. She has a few patients that she continues to check on. Ones that have touched her in some way. I told her what a blessing she was to our family, and we both teared up, and went on our way. She felt something special about Keith, she couldn't stay away. We all feel the same way....
Once again, thanks for your interest in Keith's progress; we have a long road ahead of us. Only TIME will tell. We moved the things out of his apartment today. Special thanks to his friends that helped. It was a sad TIME. We felt like we were closing a chapter in Keith's life. His things are stored away for a TIME. But we anxiously await the TIME when Keith wakes up and yells, "Where is all my stuff?" :)
Ecclesiastes 3:1 "There is an appointed TIME for everything. And there is a TIME for every event under heaven-"
God bless you all.
 

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Matt, I'm serious, MP and I were talking about it today at the Roger Ride. It is seriously getting to us. While I like to hear what happens so that I can learn from it, it's kinda takin down my high...if you know what I mean. It's almost like I don't want to read it anymore.

I get on my bike this morning to go to this Ride for Roger and start thinking about this junk. It starts to get you down, but then I start to think...well, they got injured doing what they love....what I'm doing right now. To keep faith, I need to just ride and enjoy myself. Keep the love for the ride alive above all else. I don't mean to get all tragic or preachin, but give it some thought. It just isn't right for all this to be happening or to even be hearing about it. It messes with your brain and kills the high if you let it. "F" that, I'm going to do 100 when I want to do a 100, you know why, because I love it, my bike loves it, and I'm here to REPRESENT!

Sorry for the off the wall commentary...but my mind has been all tangled up with this junk!

Remember what Matt said....DON'T BE A SQUID! That also means wear your protective gear so we don't have to hear about praying for your squid arse!!
 

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Good to hear Keith is showing some signs of a positive manner!! we'll keep the faith for him...


OK..my turn. This can be a really really touchy subject, when you hear about all these accidents in the newspaper, on TV, talking about it amongst fellow riders, then you come online and see countless posts in every motorcycle forum on the net..about riders down, fallen riders, minor mishaps, and near disasters. It can really not only make you lose your high for motorcycling, but if you're not careful, you can lose alot worse if you let your mind wander when you're out riding.

We can't live our lives worrying about what could happen, or when it might happen to our friend, or if it's ever gonna happen to us... Rock On Chris!!

Go out, do your thing, ride smart, and just have fun..Thats what motorcycling is all about isnt it? Having fun!! I mean, when's the last time you said...Ah hell, I HAVE to ride my bike today ?? not too freekin often, and if you find yourself saying it, then what are you doing riding in the first place??

These recent posts in this thread are not meant in any way to dispect the downed/fallen riders or those of us that post about the accidents involving riders that we hear about or know personally of. But sometimes you have to vent about all the crap in the world thats going on...helps keep you sane if you ask me.
 

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When I read about fallen riders, it gets me thinking too much about my bike. I am approaching 30 with a family to think about. I have a 3yr old who wants to do everything that daddy does and an almost 2 month old. The wifey nags me from time to time when she reads about this stuff. Even more so when we just found out a close friend of ours just lost his son due to a motorcycle accident. (cagers fault) I think about it from time to time about putting the helmet up. If anything would ever happen to me, they would be well taken care of without a doubt. But as the wifey always says, money can't bring me back and can not do things with my son's.

I am a rider and always will be. It's not just a fast motorcycle or the one that was featured in any cycle magazine. It's not how far I can bring up the front wheel or how long I can do a burnout. It's not how many cars I can race and beat or how fast I can go on the highway. It is the love and passion for the 2 wheel sport. It's about me and the bike doing what we enjoy the most. Riding!! If I am gonna go, it's gonna be doing what I love most.
 

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Very well put from both of you guys. Yes, by no means would I ever try to disrespect those fallen riders. If anything I ride for them, and to respect what they were doing when they were injured or....

Keep it as safe as you can doing what we love...we REALLY don't want to hear about a TWF guy going down!
 

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I will pray that he recovers. My ex husband was in a bad accident in 98 and couldnt remember who he was or where he was at.....scary stuff....
 
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