The odds must be ridiculous, but thankful I was there to help... Twice.
"Andrew, we need your help NOW - Max is hurt," is the phonecall I get in the truck after everyone went out. ..
Okay, get some details, pack a bag, fly up there. By sheer luck I pack two of everything. Still wondering why. ..
Get him stabilized, splinted, transported, off to get treated. Confirmed broken collarbone. ..
Not two minutes after Max leaves, phone rings..."Andrew, this is worse, we need you NOW, maybe same thing, some guy is about to pass out." ..
Okay, give some instruction, run up there. ..
White as a ghost, lacerations everywhere, gnarly broken collarbone. ..
Stabilize, splint, transport, off to the hospital you go, Dan. ..
Here is Dan from Italy, in much higher "non-ghastly" spirits waiting on a transport at the base. ..
Dan -"I feel so bad man, I feel like I ruined your guy's trip... You came all the way from South Dakota." ..
It's all good dude, happy to help. My legs were a bit shot from biking all day anyways ..
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