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Live by the sword, die by the sword; I road cycle & every time I get on my bike my chance of dying skyrockets. This is the way it always was, is and will be and is part of the thrill of any sport, especially that of an extreme nature...
very sad news
Just saw that a little bit ago. :(
It's great that she donated her organs. More people should do that.
superpipe is is getting superdangerous.
went to high school with her. she was a great person. RIP
Google image search reveals that while I do not know her, I suddenly care.
Wow just heard about this story. She was super super gorgeous. Sad.
RIP Johnny Otis-- nevermind.
(Old ugly guy.)
Heart breaking. She will be missed.
RIP... She will be greatly missed. She took women half-pipe skiing to another level
really sad. she was a huge advocate for getting superpipe skiing at the olympics, and she was two years shy of seeing it there for the first time. a heavy favourite going in.
As a result of Sarah's 9-day hospital stay, her family is being left with a $550,000 bill. Please help them during this difficult time and donate. Thank you
- The thought of non-universal healthcare boggles my mind; this is very unfortunate...ideaist
- she's canadian - and we have healthcare - how could there be a bill?
- she was hospitalized in SLC, Utahbliznutty
- Yeah, it's a different location.Jaline
- God Bless the American Healthcare System!utopian
- They need a third party to go over the medical Invoices- Always insane Gouging by the U.S. Hospitals.BH26
downgraded to 200K... but still Monster should be flipping 100% of the bill, no questions asked. Can't believe they let it go this long.
Funny you mention that you think her sponsor should pay. I was thinking the same thing but thought Smith Helmets should pay. I know these athletes are going bigger and harder than ever but this is the second Smith sponsored rider to die in the past few seasons (C. R. Johnson '10). I'm not blaming Smith or saying their product is inferior but I think sometimes helmets give a person a false sense of security.
I don't necessarily think it's the helmets fault. Pipes are getting bigger and bigger every year. They're not like skate ramps made of wood, that have some bounce to them to absorb the shock. The ice is harder than concrete. Unless they wear motorcycle helmets, there's not much they can do.
Regarding her bill, our taxes should pay for it instead of going to war.
That is very sad,
and can someone tell me how a 9 day bill can come up to half a million dollar,
there's something seriously wrong with the US healthcare system,