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Old November 24th 11, 08:56 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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Hope remains for injured mountain biker

Photo courtesy of Jeff Marquis

Jeff Marquis

Jeff Marquis stands at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park. The photo
was taken about two weeks before his accident on Spencer Mountain.

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 10:53 am | Updated: 4:25 pm, Wed
Nov 2, 2011.

Hope remains for injured mountain biker

BY HEIDI DESCH Whitefish Pilot Hagadone Corporation

In the video of Jeff Marquis you can see hope.

Hope that Marquis, who suffered a spinal cord injury in September,
might continue to regain movement in his arms and legs. The video
shows Marquis sitting on a physical therapy table with a brace around
his neck. He is bent forward at the waist and then makes a jerky
movement with his arms and shoulders as he sits upright.

“It’s pretty tiring,” Marquis said from Craig Hospital in Denver,
Colo., last week.

“He was really tired * his body is adjusting to the new demands on
it,” his brother Louis Marquis added. “He is doing really well.”

It was just more than a month ago that Marquis was mountain biking on
Spencer Mountain outside of Whitefish. He took an unexpected fast line
“went over the handle bars” and landed on the ground.

“I lost feeling right away,” he said.

Marquis called out for help. He had seen another rider earlier.

“I told him not to move me,” he said, but asked the rider to call 911.

The rescue crew arrived pretty quickly to the lower flanks of the
mountain. Marquis, having taken a first responder course, was able to
describe what was happening. He was fitted with a cervical collar and
hauled out on a stretcher.

Marquis suffered a spinal cord injury and underwent surgery at
Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

He’s now at Craig Hospital, a spinal cord and head injury
rehabilitation center. His recovery continues with physical therapy.

Marquis has sensation throughout his body, but what he says is “not
normal” feeling. In his upper body he can feel temperature and light
touch. Feeling is less distinct in his lower body, but he says he can
feel it when someone squeezes his foot.

Doctors expect him to remain in the hospital for the next four to six
months as his physical therapy becomes more intense.

“He’s lost quite a bit of weight,”Louis said, but the hope is that his
time in the hospital will be on the shorter end of the timeframe.
Family members are taking turns staying with him.

A benefit for Marquis is set for Friday in Whitefish. His girlfriend
Heather Cauffman is organizing the Pints for a Purpose and silent
auction event at Great Northern Brewing Company. The night begins at 6
p.m. and free food is being catered by Tupelo. Marquis has worked as a
sous chef at Tupelo Grille for the last four years.

The support feels “pretty good” Marquis said of the benefit.

“We appreciate their support and everything Whitefish has done,” Louis
added. “Whitefish has a lot of people really looking out for him.”

Marquis’ family has also set up a special needs trust for him.
Donations can be made to the Jeffrey M. Marquis S.N.T. at Wells Fargo
Bank in Kalispell or mailed to Cauffman at P.O. Box 1352, Whitefish,
MT 59937.

Marquis seems to be progressing quickly in recovery. He’s recently had
a smaller tracheotomy put in, which means his ability to breath on his
own is improving. He expects to move from an electric wheelchair to a
non-motorized chair soon.

“Nothing is promised in his recovery, but nothing says he might not
gain either,” Louis said.

Hope remains.
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Old November 25th 11, 03:18 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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On Nov 24, 2:56*pm, Mike Vandeman wrote:

How was jail, criminal?
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Old November 25th 11, 04:33 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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"Kayak 44" wrote in message
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On Nov 24, 2:56 pm, Mike Vandeman wrote:

What did Mike Vandeman write?

How was jail, criminal?


Kayak 44, ever the anonymous coward, has worked for most of his miserable
life around criminals and so he has imbibed their criminal mentality
himself. He is an expert on rape in prison, having been sodomized many
times. Hey, it is either that or a blow job! He knows how to take advantage
of both ends of his anatomy like all fornicators.

But Kayak 44 is mostly ****ed in his head. All stalkers are. That is what
makes them stalkers in the first place.

--
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Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota


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Old November 25th 11, 06:07 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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On Nov 24, 6:18*pm, Kayak 44 wrote:
On Nov 24, 2:56*pm, Mike Vandeman wrote:

How was jail, criminal?


Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.
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Old November 25th 11, 06:08 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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On Nov 24, 6:18*pm, Kayak 44 wrote:
On Nov 24, 2:56*pm, Mike Vandeman wrote:

How was jail, criminal?


Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.
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Old November 25th 11, 04:56 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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On Nov 25, 12:08*am, Mike Vandeman wrote:
On Nov 24, 6:18*pm, Kayak 44 wrote:

On Nov 24, 2:56*pm, Mike Vandeman wrote:


How was jail, criminal?


Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.


So you gobble, gobbled your cellmate? You're sicker than I thought.
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Old November 29th 11, 12:06 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
Mike Vandeman[_4_]
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On Nov 25, 7:56*am, Kayak 44 wrote:
On Nov 25, 12:08*am, Mike Vandeman wrote:

On Nov 24, 6:18*pm, Kayak 44 wrote:


On Nov 24, 2:56*pm, Mike Vandeman wrote:


How was jail, criminal?


Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.


So you gobble, gobbled your cellmate? You're sicker than I thought.


Look up "Projection" in a psychology dictionary.
 




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