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Old 08-20-2008, 10:26 PM
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Arrow NEWS - Kevin Recovers!

Kevin Kearney underwent a violent lofting during a squall from Tropical Storm Fay early the evening of August 18, 2008. Images from this startling accident were captured by a TV news cameraman as Kevin was repeatedly lofted and flew overhead as rain pounded down. The rain spattered clip was carried by news services and websites worldwide. Many wondered how anyone could survive such a high speed flight into a hard landscape. Amazingly, Kevin has regained consciousness and is responding after just three days in hospital and has been transfered from the Intensive Care Unit. We hope this very rapid healing continues leading to his full recovery.

Best wishes to Kevin, his family and friends!


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Kevin is recovering very rapidly, and is awake and out of the ICU. He even recognized me and other friends easily. I told him to stay out of the light, and thank goodness he listened for once. So, that is good news for all of us.


Moving along, keep sending messages with well wishes away, as I am going to forward them to Kevin once he recovers a bit more.

Finally, we are setting up a website for fund donations for Kevin Kearney, Stay posted for the website details / how you can contribute to help with his hospital bills.

CLICK BANNER TO GO TO DONATION SITE AND FOR UPDATES ON KEVIN'S PROGRESS

Please pass along your good wishes for Kevin's rapid healing!
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:30 PM
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Get well soon! The winter will be here before you know it.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:38 AM
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Sending prayers and positive karma for a speedy recovery.

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Old 08-21-2008, 09:31 AM
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Best wishes to Kevin for a full and speedy recovery! And to all those who sent out prayers and good thoughts, especially his family and friends, you know that good karma is headin' your way!
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:20 PM
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You can feel confident that your accident will save many lives...get well soon!
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:48 PM
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:03 AM
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Smile Final Kevin's update

Kevin was discharged yesterday from the hospital yesterday. He is such a go getter, lets hope we can keep his energy level low enough that he can rest and recover fully at home

Thanks again everyone, we will remember this event till the day we stop kiting.

Finally, Kudos to Brad who mentions that Kevin's experience will keep future kiters safer.

See you this fall !!

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Old 08-22-2008, 08:40 AM
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Amazing news, congratulations! Please pass along our best wishes to Kevin. Yes, I hope others take a good look at his hard won experience and benefit from it. Great news again!
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:12 AM
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I'm sure that with that amazing footage there will be media wanting to do interviews with Kevin. I'm glad to hear he is doing better and recovering faster than anyone would expect.

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Old 08-22-2008, 04:38 PM
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You can feel confident that your accident will save many lives...get well soon!
Very true. Get better soon Kevin. Everyone at Kiteworld is rooting for you!

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