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Old 22nd December 2010   #1
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Emilie Gossiaux: Cyclist blinded

http://www.emiliegossiaux.com/

Very unfortunate incident.

Donate if you can. Or not.

BTW I've no connection to this person (nor have any other info beyond the blog post below). I just read it on the Laekhouse Blog (http://www.laekhouse.com/blog/?p=1271)
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Old 23rd December 2010   #2
wiganwill
Heart-rending stuff.
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Old 23rd December 2010   #3
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Gorgeous girl & absolutely tragic story, would donate if I could.
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Old 23rd December 2010   #4
wiganwill
The appeal is open until May.
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Old 29th December 2010   #5
wiganwill
I am surprised that there has been such a tiny response to this. A deaf cyclist and artist robbed of her sight, and severely injured, by an unlicensed truck driver? I can't help but feel that had this happened in London and posted in Rider Down the thread would now be 20 pages long.
LFGSS is usually at its very best and most generous when these awful incidents occur. I know some of you may have already donated a little money to help Emilie with her medical bills but if not please think about it now.
Thanks
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Old 29th December 2010   #6
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:-( This is really sad. Will, you're completely right.
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Old 29th December 2010   #7
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I've chipped in, fully aware of how diffcuilt it is to heal yourself in the states.
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Old 30th December 2010   #8
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Spot on Will.

I missed this first time around - bump!
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Old 30th December 2010   #9
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Originally Posted by wiganwill View Post
I am surprised that there has been such a tiny response to this. A deaf cyclist and artist robbed of her sight, and severely injured, by an unlicensed truck driver? I can't help but feel that had this happened in London and posted in Rider Down the thread would now be 20 pages long.
LFGSS is usually at its very best and most generous when these awful incidents occur. I know some of you may have already donated a little money to help Emilie with her medical bills but if not please think about it now.
Thanks
I think its the thread title. I had also missed this the first time round.
Might be a good idea to add a bit more info to the title.
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Old 30th December 2010   #10
Void
...and the time of year, just before xmas and all.
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Old 30th December 2010   #11
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Nah I doubt that.
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Old 30th December 2010   #12
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Missed this too. Definitly needs to be moved to rider down or retitled as Will suggested, don't think it matters where a cyclists gets hit.

So good that emilie's cognitive faculties are intact. Hope she gets much better really fast. A worthy cause for donations (and easy to do with a paypal account) especially considering the inhumane healthcare available in the States
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Old 30th December 2010   #13
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Poor lass.

Donated.
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Old 30th December 2010   #14
wiganwill
I have asked the mods to retitle and/or move the thread.
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Old 30th December 2010   #15
General Luciferdonor
 
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Maybe a forum fund, and a lump sum contribution? To show unified support, sort of thing.
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Old 30th December 2010   #16
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Aye. Terrible shame.
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Old 30th December 2010   #17
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Donated. Heart-breaking story.
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Old 30th December 2010   #18
wiganwill
I think as long as this thread keeps getting bumped people will help. The fund is open for another couple of months yet. If people are active on other forums or blogs perhaps they could help to bring Emile's situation to more people's attention too.
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Old 30th December 2010   #19
General Luciferdonor
 
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The NHS isn't perfect, but stories like this make you very, very glad of it.
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Old 30th December 2010   #20
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Awful news and so so avoidable. Always hard hearing about things like this happening. Anyone on two wheels is a friend. Will certainly be donating.
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Old 30th December 2010   #21
DaveH
 
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Donated...
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Old 30th December 2010   #22
skoota
 
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the artwork is a nice idea. I got a print, there are so many great artists on this forum too ...
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Old 30th December 2010   #23
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admittedly i am hungover as... but this has brought a little tear to my eye. really sad.

donated.
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Old 30th December 2010   #24
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Shocking, donated, and going to get mother to buy some of the art.
Also sent an email to all the artists, photographers, illustrators, clothes makers I know to get in touch.
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Old 31st December 2010   #25
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Tweet & fb this. Awful story.
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Old 31st December 2010   #26
Tenderloindonor
 
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Have done both.
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Old 31st December 2010   #28
wiganwill
Thanks for posting that Sol.
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Old 31st December 2010   #29
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Only just seen this... Donated...
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Old 31st December 2010   #30
Buffalo Billdonor
 
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The thread title really needs to be changed, or a dummy thread started?
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Old 31st December 2010   #31
wiganwill
I did put in a request to the mods; maybe I will send a PM to Hippy. Or maybe the OP needs to allow it?
Either way let's just keep bumping this for the time being.
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Old 2nd January 2011   #32
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Bumpage - back TTT you go!

From the email I received...

"She is still in recovery and struggling at NYU but has a positive outlook in life. At first she didn't want to live anymore because she was informed about her vision. Her left eye was too traumatized and has a zero possibility of her sight to return. Her right eye has a slight 5% chance for recovery. However, with a lot of faith and hope we continue to pray for her to see again. Miracles have already occurred, we witnessed it ourselves.

After facial surgery, left femur fracture replaced with a titanium rod, pelvis fractures with screws, abdomen incision to relieve swelling, and a stroke causing slight right arm paralysis, she came out of her silent world after her boyfriend used his index finger writing on the palm of her hand.

Please share with friends the website www.emiliegossiaux.com which is still a work in progress."
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Old 2nd January 2011   #33
wiganwill
Thanks Rod. Let's keep this up here.
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Old 3rd January 2011   #34
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Only just seen this... Donated...
+1
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Old 3rd January 2011   #35
wiganwill
Monday bump.
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Old 3rd January 2011   #36
wiganwill
I understand that not everyone wants to make their generosity known and I kind of feel the same way but if you read this then please bump the thread so it does not get missed. Thanks.
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Old 3rd January 2011   #37
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bump
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Old 4th January 2011   #38
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Bump.
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Old 4th January 2011   #39
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Please Donate to Emilie Gossiaux Brooklyn art student and fellow cyclist.

Hey guys just putting this out here. I know we have plenty of our own cycling accidents to deal with here, but I just thought it would be good to put this up here. Because it's in the U.S. any donations we make from here are worth even more there. A $5 donation is about £3.50 for us, not too painful and would make a big difference to Emilie and her family.

On the morning of Friday, October 8, 2010 Emilie Louise Gossiaux was struck by an 18-wheel semi-truck while riding her bike in Brooklyn, NY. She was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan where trauma doctors performed emergency surgery to save her life. In addition to stroke, traumatic brain injury, and resuscitated cardiac arrest, she suffered multiple fractures in her head, pelvis, and left leg. She emerged from the ER in severely critical condition with a pessimistic assessment of her brain function. A “grim” prognosis was made of her chance for survival.

Here's the main website, the link to donate is in the middle of the page.

http://www.emiliegossiaux.com/
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Old 4th January 2011   #42
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Goddamit! I did a search and all I got was Object threads. Oh well :(
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Old 4th January 2011   #43
wiganwill
No worries El G; the more attention it gets the better.
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Old 4th January 2011   #44
Void
One of these threads should be put in Rider Down, just echoing what others have repeatedly said on other thread.
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Old 4th January 2011   #45
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Tragic story. Donated.
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Old 4th January 2011   #46
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God this is awful - donated what I could.
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Old 4th January 2011   #47
joggerdonor
Really sad! Poor girl!
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Old 4th January 2011   #48
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Donated twice... once from me, once from the forum... but don't let that be an excuse for you not to donate either. No matter how brassic January feels, it really really could be worse and you wouldn't notice your wallet being a bit lighter would you, nope thought not. Get to it.
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Old 4th January 2011   #49
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How much was the forum donation David?
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Old 4th January 2011   #50
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..and of course thanks for the forum donation. Great idea
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