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I would like to thank all my friends and family for thier support during my recovery from a pretty severe fall that could have been alot worse than it was. For those who do not know, I fell 12 feet out of a tree I was trimming on the Beaver Creek Mini Disc Golf Course on March 30,2009. Yes I also had a running chainsaw in my hand at the time. On the way down, I threw the chainsaw, Hit my ladder, hit the side bed of my truck and landed on my left side with a pretty good thump. I had the wind knocked out of me and could not move. After a couple a minutes laying there and no one around, I realized that my phone was accually on my right side belt and not in the truck as usual. Through much pain now, I called the ambulance for my ride to the hospital. My left collar bone broke long ways not across and my elbow broke my 7th rib when I landed on it. I feel very fortunate that I did not break more.
Of course I needed alot of assistance and many people came to help and I recieved many get well wishes from all over the globe. I have been out of work for almpst 8 weeks now but will be going back in a couple of days. I really want to thank my wife. She is my best friend and I could not have done without her help. I think if I do not get back to work and Disc Golf soon, she will kill me. I think that since I have been home for so long, I may be finally getting on her last nerve.
Thanks again from everyone and I will see you somewhere is the Disc world soon. "Rock The Chains" Donnie

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Comment by Donnie Brooks, Mini Disc Golf Federation on May 27, 2009 at 9:42am
My wifes greatest fear is that someday I am going to cut some part of my body off. Luckily the chainsaw landed about 5 feet from where I landed and it WAS still running.
Comment by mark ellis on May 26, 2009 at 8:15pm
Donnie, Congrats on your recovery. Really big congrats for avoiding slicing anything off with the chain saw.
Comment by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on May 26, 2009 at 6:29pm
Wow. Almost nothing scares me, but I hate chain saws. Glad you're in one piece and recoving, Donnie.
Comment by Kazuhiko Gomibuchi on May 26, 2009 at 4:32pm
Your recovery is sincerely congratulated.
When the injured time and getting sick, it knows a true kindness of surrounding people.
It is expressed in Japan, "Chance success:怪我の功名". (It is not likely to be able to translate accurately. )
I think that what you obtained is a lot of.
Please spend every day taking care of yourself.
Comment by mr ed on May 26, 2009 at 8:29am
hey now,best wishes for that speedy recovery,hit chains.Peace
Comment by Jamie 'gr8rocshot' Ruane on May 25, 2009 at 10:03pm
Really sorry to hear that Donnie...Sounds like you'll be hucking & chucking in no time. Back in the day...I about went flying off a ladder working on our course here in Daytona....complete with running chainsaw.... I managed to hang on to the tree, but the chainsaw didn't...it bounced off my leg on the way to the ground. Good thing the brake stops in under a second after you release the trigger....still damn sharp though!

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