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Thread: Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

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    Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    Saw this online today:



    [size=18px]Tarik's MySpace Profile[/size]


    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...AGV9JFCM91.DTL

    [size=18px]Teen wrestler fighting for his life
    High school champ dragged 140 feet by truck a week ago[/size]

    When 17-year-old wrestling champion Tarik Aldalali of San Francisco was struck by a cement truck and dragged 140 feet a week ago, nobody -- not even his mother -- expected him to make it through the night. Now he is doing what friends and family say he does best: refusing to give up.

    As thousands of dollars have poured into a fund designed to help defray his medical costs, and friends at Galileo High honored him by carrying his picture during Wednesday's graduation ceremony, Tarik remained in critical condition Thursday at Stanford Hospital, where he was fighting for his life.

    "If anybody could survive getting hit by a cement truck, it's Tarik. He's a fighter," said his friend Giuliano Sarinelli, a teammate who attends the same mosque. "He has so much to live for."

    Tarik's mother, Alyssa Davidson, flew in from Ohio to be by her son's side. She said that doctors have amputated his left arm above the elbow and his right leg above the knee. And he will need 12 to 15 more surgeries, she said.

    There are many others rooting for Tarik. His second-grade teacher called Galileo and was frustrated that she couldn't get information on how he was doing. A teacher who walked around at graduation Wednesday collected $1,000 in his behalf. Kane's law firm, Orrick, Harrington and Sutcliffe, plans a generous donation. A school volunteer wrote her own check for $1,000.

    The money is needed for prosthetics, which have to be replaced every three years and are expensive.

    Tarik, born and raised mostly in San Francisco and Concord, moved to Yemen with his father, Mohamed, in 2000, but came back in 2004. He attended Newcomer High, then transferred to Galileo this year as a sophomore. He embraced wrestling, and appreciated the diversity that came with its team members. His sense of humor helped him blend in seamlessly, said Kane.

    Tarik was in Dublin celebrating his brother's 19th birthday on June 8, when he decided to take a ride on a motorized scooter. Wearing a helmet, he rode the scooter on Dougherty Road about 2:30 p.m., police said. He overshot the footpath onto the curve of the roadway, where he was hit and dragged by the truck. He was first treated at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley for a punctured lung, broken pelvis, crushed left leg, lacerated liver and massive opening to his stomach. Kane and an assistant coach visited him in the hospital before he was transferred Monday to Stanford Hospital, where he underwent surgery Thursday to insert a tube in his chest, his mother said.[img][/img]
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    Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    Maybe I missed it but does he have a myspace? I'd like to see.
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    Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    Wooohoo I found it :]

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...endID=20907988

    They also got his name wrong according to his myspace :/
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    nice

    WOW good find! :0) I'm impressed hehe

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    Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jezebel
    Maybe I missed it but does he have a myspace? I'd like to see.
    Wow, I totally forgot to list his myspace. duh. :?
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    Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    Maybe it would be better if he died? Because I know I wouldn't want to be an amputee.
    But I voted live nonetheless.
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    Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    Gross, he's an amputee. I voted die. If this doesn't kill him, waking up as an amputee might bring him to suicide. I know it would for me.
    Life is a temporary problem, but there is a permanent solution. A prescription for everyone? No doubt.

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    Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    Quote Originally Posted by Beans
    Gross, he's an amputee. I voted die. If this doesn't kill him, waking up as an amputee might bring him to suicide. I know it would for me.
    You would kill yourself over losing a limb? How pathetic!
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    Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    Also, how could anyone vote for this poor kid to die. Maybe a better quesdtion would be why? Why would anyone vote for anyone else to die? I know it's just a forum on a website, but really people where is the humanity here?
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    fart face

    no its a "what do you think will happen" poll. not a "man, who hopes this kid rots in hell tonight" poll.

    I think he'll live, but who knows...crazy shit. Any updates on his condition?

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    Wow...what a horrible thing to have happen to someone. I hope he lives so that he can say, "Hey I was hit by a cement truck and I lived! You too can do anything!" This was not meant to be an insult to this poor guy it was meant to impower. Life is precious. So yea I'm gay.
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    I was reading the comments on his myspace profile and i wonder how many of his "muslim" buddies are part of a terrorist cell?and if he was secretly in one aswell..if he was may he burn in hell but if not i hope he gets better...

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    anybody got an update on this dude? Or has the news forgotten about him already?

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    Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    wow I would like to know that too and could someone please take down the pig balls...thats gross...
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    I vote for him to make it just because he goes to the same high school I went to . . . oh yea, and OJ and Joe DiMaggio too!

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    Looks like he is going to make it...

    I read an article that said he is awake and breathing on his own.

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    Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    woah....link??

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    Quote Originally Posted by actlikebarbara
    woah....link??

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    Closest thing I could find was a little info on the SF Public Schools site: http://www.sfschools.org/2006/07/tar...-progress.html

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    Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    wow, thank you. oh my god...I kinda think if I were him....I would have rather died.

    But thats me....I feel for him and his family. SHit....metal holding together his pelvis? oh God.

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    Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    Yeah, I don't know if I'd want to live like that.. but I'm glad he's making it! That's real tough.

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    Update link

    Sorry, I forgot to post the link before.

    Here it is (scroll almost to bottom)...

    http://www.sfschools.org/

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    Damn, this kind of reminds me of an accident involving a kid in my school. He was a really athletic kid, REALLY athletic, and lost his foot in an accident. Last I heard he refused to speak to anybody and started screaming when his friends tried to visit him.

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    Yay at making it!
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    Re: Will he make it? (17 yr old hit by a cement truck)

    [quote author=DODO KILLER link=topic=18.msg868#msg868 date=1151505436]
    if he was may he burn in hell but if not i hope he gets better...
    [/quote] lol

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    you know what sucks most. he probally wish he was dead, but he is too injured to even kill himself. poor guy. i know id wanna be dead.

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