WAY O/T: Natasha Richardson injured in skiing accident

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WAY O/T: Natasha Richardson injured in skiing accident

Post by Hilary the Touched » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:53 am

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/media/story/2009 ... blant.html

Poor Natasha Richardson--she reportedly suffered a head injury during an accident while skiing in Quebec. :-(
Here's hoping the damage is only fleeting--

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Post by Helen8 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:15 pm

Wow! Hope she's okay. Can't imagine what her head hit on the beginner's slope tho'.

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Post by kjshd05 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:45 pm

AOL claims she has suffured Traumatic Brain Injury...TBI...
it doesn't sound good.....

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Post by catloveyes » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:10 pm

I have been watching "Inside Edition" and it has been reported that this dear lady is brain dead...this is so devastating for her family. They are flying her back to New York for family and friends to say goodbye...such a terrible, terrible accident. Such a beautiful young woman.

My prayers and thoughts go out to them.

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Post by Helen8 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:46 pm

The poor woman if what Inside Edition reports has the facts right. How horrible for her and her family.

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Post by Gillian » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:31 pm

How terribly sad if this is true. Her family must be beside themselves. :-(
My prayers and sympathies go out to all of them.

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:26 pm

The CBC is still reporting great confusion--initially, they say Ms. Richardson, who did as Gillian said fall during a lesson, was speaking and seemed relatively uninjured.
A family statement is promised for Wednesday.

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Post by LadyLucius » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:26 pm

So how do you get from falling on the bunny slope to being brain dead?

There was no open wound or obvious injury. Unless she had a stroke or subdural hematoma, and even then, it seems a little far fetched. Also, if she was brain dead, they would fly to her, not her flying to them.

Until the hospital/family release a really substantial statement all this is speculation.

Hopefully she is not as close to death as reported.

Wear your helmets people! Helmets save lives.

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Post by fruitbat » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:33 pm

LadyLucius wrote:....Until the hospital/family release a really substantial statement all this is speculation.

LL
Excellent point, Lady Lucius.

The accident was the first thing I heard when my clock radio woke me up this morning and I have been reading conflicting reports all day. According to the Huuf Post, one online report had an "RIP" headline.
That is really unforgivable.

I'm not a prayer but my thoughts are with her and her family.

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Post by grannybear » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:24 pm

I've read that even a light tap on the head can cause delayed problems.
Hope she'll be OK.

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Post by Ariza » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:47 pm

I guess it's not uncommon for this to happen. Where it seems someone is fine after a fall. It's called Talk and die Syndrome. Here's a report from the telegraph on it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... drome.html

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Post by Sea Lion Woman » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:48 pm

I'm so shocked and sad when I read this. I've read that she has bran swelling....and then I read she's brain dead. I don't know what to believe anymore. Tomorrow a statement is gonna be released...so let's wait until tomorrow. Let's all hope they give us good news.

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Post by grannybear » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:15 pm

Still conflicting reports. Rumors that she was flown home by private jet to NY and is on life support.

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Post by Wolfie » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:33 am

First: I really hope she will be ok.

Not much news, haven't found anything that says more then we allready konw.

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Post by Sea Lion Woman » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:12 am

I just read in people.com/people (People Magazine..dunno how reliable it is) that Natasha is brain dead *cries* and that they're deciding whether to get her off life support.
So so sad.

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