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    Merry Christmas RedsZone

    I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. After 1 year of visiting this site, I realize what a great community this is. The members of this site are some of the most knowledgable baseball fans and people, in general, than you will ever find.

    I hope everyone enjoys the holidays and let's make 2006 a great year for RedsZone, and each and everyone here.

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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    I guess this is a good place to tell you about our family’s Christmas Miracle.

    On Tuesday I received a phone call that my cousin’s husband had had a heart attack at work. Now I know that doesn’t sound like a close relative, but I have a very small family. Four cousin’s total, and they are as close as brothers and sisters. So this was very upsetting news.

    Since my cousin’s live about 1.5 hours south of us, in a rural area, we decided to wait an hour and see where they took him for treatment.

    An hour later I called another cousin to see what was going on. We had a bad cell phone connection, so all we got was the news that “they had to *bring him back* and they were air evacuating him to Columbus.” Not great news.

    So my mom, sister, son and I headed off to Columbus, not knowing what we would find when we got there.

    Long story short, he was standing at work and his heart just stopped. He fell to the floor and for all intents and purposes, was dead.

    Now comes the miracle part. Several people in his vicinity knew CPR and started it immediately. There was a Dr. in that day visiting the on-site clinic. An EMT crew, with a defibrillator was also at the clinic. So the Dr, the clinic nurse, and the EMT crew responded within a couple minutes. The Dr. was able to resuscitate him with the defibrillator and the EMT transported him to an area where the helicopter could land. By the time the helicopter arrived from Columbus, he was conscious and wondering what had happened.

    So after several tests, they determined there was no heart damage, he had an electrical problem, and they inserted a pace-maker yesterday. He should go home tomorrow, Christmas day.

    So I hope you all have as wonderful of a Christmas this year as my family already has had.
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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    Wow Creek.

    That is some story.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all Zoners everywhere.
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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    Great story there. I'm happy it turned out ok.

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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    So glad to hear about your happy ending, Creek!!

    Happy holidays to everyone!!!
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    And made me reach for something more"



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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    Creek, your story reminded me how precious family is and how we should cherish every moment together. A good thing to remember today.

    Thanks, and happy holidays to all at RedsZone. May your stockings all have rep points in them.

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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    Creek..I'm glad to hear your cousin is ok.

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays all
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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    Merry Christmas, and I hope everyone has a happy and healthy new year!
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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    Merry Christmas everyone,

    may everything wonderful be yours.

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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    Scary story, Creek. I'm glad everything worked out okay.

    Have a merry Christmas! And the same goes for everyone else here, and your loved ones, too.
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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    Good ending. If your business, office, etc, doesn't have AED's and people who are trained how to use them, you all should make a suggestion to the company, boss, etc to get one or two.

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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    Merry Christmas everyone!

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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    Quote Originally Posted by Boss-Hog
    Merry Christmas everyone!
    You too Boss. That goes for GIK and everyone else too.

    We have a weird little place here that isn't so little anymore. If you'd told me 5 years ago that I would be this invested in a "virtual" community I'd have laughed my head off.

    But yet here we are.

    Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!

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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

    And Thanks for puttin' up with me.

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    Re: Merry Christmas RedsZone

    Merry Christmas to all!

    Thanks for sharing that story creek. It really touched me because my family went through a similar situation with my Dad during the Holiday Season of '97. It's just harder, when it's during the Holiday season, to deal with situations like that.

    He had been in the James Cancer Center over in Columbus since after Thanksgiving and his condition continued to worsened as Christmas approached. The doctors said he would never leave the hospital.

    We excepted the inevitable, but I remember praying "Please Lord, let my Dad come home for one last Christmas. Having him pass away on Christmas would put a cloud over this holiday from now on for my family. Especially Mom."

    Miraculously, my Dad's health picked up about 4 days before Christmas. In fact, he "picked up" so well that it was like he didn't even have cancer. His strength returned, he was eating and up walking around. They let him come home for Christmas, and there was actually an "air" of optimism watching Dad around the house.

    We had a wonderful Christmas. Especially for Dad with the grandkids.

    He passed away on the 29th of December. But I always thank God for that miracle.
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