Cozumel car crash

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Cozumel car crash

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Hi Everyone,
Two club members, Doug (orcasc205) and Laurie, were recently in a very bad car crash in Cozumel, Mexico. I'm so worried about them. I can't even imagine how scared they and their family must be. Please send well wishes. We've set up a go fund me if you can help them out financially. They are a part of our scuba family, I really hope we can dive together again soon. πŸ––πŸ˜ΏπŸ©ΊπŸš‘πŸ₯πŸ§‘β€βš•οΈπŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ€žπŸ€ΏπŸŒŠπŸ™πŸŸπŸ€—

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-doug-an ... e=customer
Live Long And Prosper!!!

Stay Warm underwater with the Weezle Extreme Plus undergarment! Please let me know if you would like to order one or have any questions. :luv: :partydance: :eric: :taco:
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Doug and Laurie really need help. They are both pretty badly injured and are in separate hospitals. Doug is in severe shape. Family is trying to get down to them, and Doug will need 3 surgeries before he can come home. Another NWDC member, Coll, is heading down to try to help manage the situation. Please donate to the GoFundMe as they really need it.
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Hey all, Doug was medivaced back to Seattle! Fantastic news!
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I'm so glad they are back!

Who is up for a clean up dive this Saturday morning (4/30/22) ?
- Redondo Beach, WA
-Meet at 9am
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Bring a tote bag for trash and maybe some donation money if you want to help our awesome buddies Doug and Laurie in their recovery from a crazy car accident! πŸ€— Hope to see y'all there!
I'll bring the donuts! β˜•πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ˜‹
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Stay Warm underwater with the Weezle Extreme Plus undergarment! Please let me know if you would like to order one or have any questions. :luv: :partydance: :eric: :taco:
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This posted from Laurie today on the gofundme site...

Hey everyone! I haven't been able to log in until today because I couldn't access the site in Mexico, but we flew home via air ambulance yesterday, and Doug is being very well cared for at the trauma center here in Seattle. Your donations all went directly toward his medical expenses not covered by insurance. Thank you so very much. Every dollar trulyhelped, and my gratitude is both deep and wide.
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Hey Everybody. I wanted to give a short update since my wife and I were the subject of this post. The accident was seven weeks ago and I am now at Harborview Medical Center still recovering. I don’t have any recollection of the accident - in fact I only remember the last two weeks. I am making slow, incremental progress each day β€” yesterday I was cleared to start eating and drinking again. It may take a while, but I should recover fully and even be able to dive again.

The outpouring of support we have received from the scuba community is truly amazing and humbling. I will do everything I can to repay that support for the rest of my life. Thank you all so much.

-Doug
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Glad you're making great progress Doug! Good to have you back online and can't wait to see you back in the water!
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Doug, so glad you are on the mend. Thank you for updating us all!!
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