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Thread: [IAC-L:229] [canard-aviators] Leo Loudenslager ...
Message: [IAC-L:229] [canard-aviators] Leo Loudenslager accident
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From: SCHRICK_Mark/usa_carrollton_tx at usx011.stm.com
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 1997 21:36:54 UTC
--openmail-part-011697a0-00000001 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; name="[canard-aviators]" Content-Disposition: inline; filename="[canard-aviators]" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Please read on but it seems that Leo is fighting for his life after a motorcycle accident on June 25th. An address for cards, letters and faxes are provided in this memo to help Leo hear the support from the aviation community. I highly recommend your cards and letters to an aviation hero and statesman. Mark Schrick San Jose, Ca ______________________________ Forward Header __________________________________ Subject: [canard-aviators] Leo Loudenslager Author: wwright (wwright at web-span.com) at internet Date: 6/28/97 10:36 PM [The Canard Aviators's Mailing list] I just received the following information from Al Hodges regarding a motorcycle accident involving Leo Loudenslager. -Wayne Leo Loudenslager in Motorcycle Accident On Fri, 27 Jun 1997 02:17:47 EDT, lowinverted at juno.com (Dan A. Bierly) wrote: I thought I would pass this along. My friend said they are updating the web page very regularly. There is also a fax number where encouragement can be sent. My future in laws are the Zivkos and it made my heart sink to think that Leo may not be able to ever fly his dream plane. He is a fighter and there isn't a doubt in my mind that he will come back from this and may very well fly this plane. I can't even think that when I held the ribbon cut pole for him a few weeks ago that that would be the last time I will see him fly. This makes me look at my Laser differently. Dan Bierly For all those concerned: subject: Leo Loudenslager in Motorcycle Accident Accident Update: A car swerved across the white line and hit Leo Loudenslager head on at approximately 2 PM hrs CDT on Wednesday, June 25th 1997 as Leo was returning from a trip to the store. Leo was wearing a helmet and does not have head injuries. It is not known why the other motorist crossed the centerline before striking Leo's motorcycle head on. No alcohol or drugs or excessive speed were involved in this accident. Condition Update: (Thursday 6/26/97) Teresa Beardsley provided this update on Leo's condition, as of Thursday Afternoon: The family met with the doctors this morning and were told that Leo's condition is still critical, that he is still in a life-threatening situation. Every hour that passes without setback is a very good thing. His condition has basically stabilized, and while internal healing has to take place, as long as no infection sets in or blood clot gets in the wrong place, Leo can be expected to survive. (Carl Whittle reported earlier that 'The physicians report that Leo's condition is extremely serious, " very touch and go, almost minute by minute". ') Fortunately, Leo has no head or neck injuries, but his spinal cord is severed. He is conscious, awake and alert, although he is on a respirator and is totally immobilized in his hospital bed. He is apparently permanently paralized from the waist down. He has two broken wrists and a broken pelvis. Leo's vital signs are stable and he is taking fluids via IV. He does respond to and acknowledge messages relayed to him through the family. He is alert and seems to enjoy hearing the names of friends who have inquired about him. The medical team has no long term prognosis. They are watching his condition on an hour by hour basis and say there is no way to project now the outcome of this crisis. HIs blood pressure has stabilized and confindence is high that he will pull through. Patty Wagstaff has arrived in Tennessee and is providing support. Messages of support to Leo would certainly be valuable to boost his spirits. A two-way information flow has been set up. Periodic reports on Leo's condition and updates as events warrant will be posted at the Bud LIght Air Force Website at: http://www.blaf.com/LeoAccident.html Messages to Leo can be transmitted as follows: FAX messages of support to: (615) 345 4163 Put on the fax header: c/o Patient Affairs Attention: Leo Loudenslager Email messages of support can be sent to: GetWellLeo at blaf.com and will be compiled, printed and taken to Leo by the family and the support group of Bill and Teresa Beardsly. Phone calls should be made to: (615) 794 2657 Cards and Letters can be sent to: Leo Loudenslager 2657 Buckner Road Thompson Station, Tennessee 37179 Do NOT call or write the Hospital. Do NOT send flowers. DO send Email or FAX. The website joins the aerobatic/aviation community in wishing the best possible outcome for Leo. 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