[meteorite-list] Walter Branch

From: JKGwilliam <h3chondrite_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 23:58:45 -0700
Message-ID: <20070328065849.PUMI792.fed1rmmtao101.cox.net_at_fed1rmimpo02.cox.net>

Thanks for the update...what great news. It's really good to hear
that he's on the mend.

John Gwilliam

At 09:01 PM 3/27/2007, star-bits at tx.rr.com wrote:
>Greetings all
> I drove down to Savannah today and spent a couple hours with
> Walter. I was the second meteorite person he has ever met, John
> Sinclair was the other. So he was blown away with the signed
> poster and accompanying check from a group of casual email
> acquaintances whom he has never met. Way to go guys.
> As expected we talked meteorites, and hunting meteorites, and
> meteorite people, and meteorite news etc, etc. We might even get
> him out to the Tucson show one of these years.
> His daughter is doing fine, out playing with her
> friends. The young heal fast. I asked how his wife was doing
> and he said she has been incredible. All the financial stuff and
> other things that Walter used to deal with she has taken care of
> completely. She is there every day and Walter considers himself
> luck to have her. Unfortunately she was not there during my visit
> so I did not get to meet her.
> As far as Walter himself goes he is getting better. He
> doesn't have much of an appetite and it was obvious after a couple
> hours that he was getting tired. While I was there the head of
> the rehab center dropped by and said that as soon as the surgeons
> cleared him he was headed over to rehab. That is expected
> sometime this week. After that the rehab people will torture him
> until he can get in and out of bed and walk. A compound fracture
> of his upper right leg makes that difficult now. Once rehab is
> done it will be home to his own bed and family for further
> healing. That isn't the end though because there will be further
> surgery required in the coming months. All in all he looked
> really good for someone who nearly died at the scene of the accident.
>Eric Olson
>7682 Firethorn Dr
>Fayetteville, NC 28311
>Meteorite-list mailing list
>Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
Received on Wed 28 Mar 2007 02:58:45 AM PDT

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