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Washington Post article on Davis

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/20...g-fathers/

He lost both of his legs as another poster indicated he heard when the accident happened in May.
07-15-2021 06:56 AM
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07-15-2021 06:57 AM
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Nice article in the Post. Hope he is doing well.

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07-15-2021 07:06 AM
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Amazing article. The story is tremendously sad. I am glad to see Devon and him still pushing through life together.

Also - article was written by Mark Selig, a former DNR reporter I believe.
07-15-2021 07:15 AM
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(07-15-2021 07:15 AM)Centdukesfan Wrote:  Amazing article. The story is tremendously sad. I am glad to see Devon and him still pushing through life together.

Also - article was written by Mark Selig, a former DNR reporter I believe.

Good catch on Selig. Forgot he has been at the Post for several years, but I don't think he is a writer/columnist.


Edit: Looks like he has worked there for about 5 years as an editor (Sports & News)
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07-15-2021 07:19 AM
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I cannot fathom what its like to lose the use of your legs... and that now makes two people I know who have had this happen in the last month due to senseless preventable situations. So sad and angering to me - I can't imagine what it's like for AJ but thank goodness for his support system.
07-15-2021 07:51 AM
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What happened? I can't see the article, no wapo account?
07-15-2021 02:26 PM
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(07-15-2021 02:26 PM)Purplehazed Wrote:  What happened? I can't see the article, no wapo account?

He was on his way taking his daughter to her mom when he saw a homeless person on the side of the road with a sign asking for food. He had a trunk full of groceries so stopped and popped the trunk, then as he was going through the groceries another car hit him and pinned him to the back of his car.

Had to have both legs amputated and put in to a medically induced coma for a week. It said the driver that hit him "appeared to show signs of impairment from alcohol and or drugs".
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That is sad news
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Well, f#%^.

A guy as athletic and talented as he is to lose his legs. Damn.

Yes, it would be a horror for anyone, but when that’s your life’s God given talent? A vocalist loses her tongue? A marksman loses an eye?

Good grief.

I hope folks step up to help. I won’t pretend to imagine what this is like.

Damn
07-17-2021 06:26 AM
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Short clip on ESPN of the tipoff honoring AJ: http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=31840336
07-19-2021 12:06 PM
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Interview with AJ and Devon at the Mason game

https://twitter.com/corey_spector5/statu...00971?s=20
11-22-2021 10:55 AM
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I don't know the scenarios and goals but I hope AJ Davis walks out onto the court the next time he visits a JMU basketball game...it would be loud.

Prosthetics have come a long way (I am not a PT) but I know a man/friend at JMU (many of you know him I am sure) that lost both legs and he walks to work every day and goes to the gym and uses many of the machines.
11-22-2021 11:18 AM
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