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MYMC
10-02-2006, 01:27 PM
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/1/375273.html?1159806179

Read down the posts, Dallas is in ICU now due to complications.

Archimedes
10-02-2006, 01:31 PM
Bad news. Broke my femur real bad 6 years ago. Brutal injury, particularly if she has multiple, non-union breaks. Feel bad for her.

east tx skier
10-02-2006, 01:32 PM
Ouch! That's awful. My thoughts and prayers go out to her for a full and speedy recovery.

Ric
10-02-2006, 01:34 PM
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/1/375273.html?1159806179

Read down the posts, Dallas is in ICU now due to complications. wow I dont like the sound of "complications"
Our Prayers are with her and her family!

pilot02
10-02-2006, 01:35 PM
WOW, What a shocker!!

Hope she comes out ok.

6ballsisall
10-02-2006, 01:35 PM
Ouch!!! Sorry to hear it. Tell Maeghan to be careful! The world doesn't need two women wakeboard pros w/ broken femurs! Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Dallas.

pq2
10-02-2006, 01:36 PM
sad to hear that, my prayers for her.

3event
10-02-2006, 01:49 PM
That sounds like a tough situation. If you could choose to have a medical situation anywhere in that entire part of the world, Singapore would be a very good place. Modern, state of the art, technology driven society, great infrastructure. They can probably take good care of her.

mitch
10-02-2006, 01:53 PM
Our thoughts will be with her. Home she gets home quick and has a speedy recovery.

bcampbe7
10-02-2006, 02:17 PM
Wow! That's tough to read.
My thoughts and prayers will be with her and her family.

shepherd
10-02-2006, 02:21 PM
Bummer. Hoping for a speedy recovery...

jbfootin
10-02-2006, 03:23 PM
Hope she can make a full recovery and get back on the water!

TMCNo1
10-02-2006, 03:47 PM
Get well soon!

stevo137
10-02-2006, 03:53 PM
Terrible news! Thoughts and prayers from us for a speedy recovery also.

pkskier
10-02-2006, 05:38 PM
Our prays are with Dallas, we hope for a speedy recovery.

SkiDog
10-02-2006, 06:26 PM
Get well soon! Sorry to hear about this! :(

bigmac
10-02-2006, 06:53 PM
That sounds like a tough situation. If you could choose to have a medical situation anywhere in that entire part of the world, Singapore would be a very good place. Modern, state of the art, technology driven society, great infrastructure. They can probably take good care of her.

The medical care is OK there, by reputation, although they do things a little differently by comparison to most western countries - their medical as well as their judicial establishments. Remember Michael Faye (http://www.corpun.com/awfay9405.htm)? (not criticizing, just noting a distinct cultural difference).

Intensive care for "complications" after a broken femur sounds a little worrisome to me. I hope she's alright.

trickskier
10-02-2006, 09:18 PM
Hope you have a speedy recovery!!!

tex
10-03-2006, 12:29 AM
That is horrible. Get well!

Leroy
10-03-2006, 08:19 AM
That is tragic, especially being so far away from family and friends.

RexDog1
10-03-2006, 10:23 AM
Our thoughts and Prayers to her and her Family
Get well soon

dapicatti
10-04-2006, 02:32 AM
Just read on wakeworld that her father and brother are at her bedside and her condition is listed at critical now. Apparently the hospital is flooded with flowers and get well wishes. Dallas is a terrific rider as well as person, and many people are praying for her speedy recovery.

dapicatti
10-04-2006, 02:42 AM
updated article on wakeworld.com
http://www.wakeworld.com/getarticle.asp?articleid=890

#47of100TeamMC
10-04-2006, 09:37 AM
Best wishes to Dallas and her family and friends. I pray the Lord gives you the strength you need to make a full recovery. God Bless.

starman205
10-04-2006, 11:52 AM
Best wishes to Dallas and her family and friends. I pray the Lord gives you the strength you need to make a full recovery. God Bless.


I concur!!!!

LakePirate
10-04-2006, 11:57 AM
I hope that Dallas gets better soon and is back on the water ASAP.

KnoxX2
10-04-2006, 12:49 PM
Our prays are with Dallas, we hope for a speedy recovery.

River Rat
10-04-2006, 01:55 PM
Our prayers are with her and her family

shepherd
10-04-2006, 02:37 PM
Here's a pic. Get well soon!

jbfootin
10-04-2006, 03:15 PM
scary stuff...start with a broken bone and end up in critical conditions!

Accidents happen way to fast and stories like this make me stop and count my blessings that it has not happened to me... yet.

Hope she gets better soon!

P-hat_in_Cincy
10-04-2006, 07:29 PM
Obviously, our thoughts are with her also.

I've been following the thread here:

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/1/375273.html?1159997542

David Williams of Wakeworld states:

"Dallas is now breathing 60% on her own and they may be able to take the tube out of her left lung if the x-rays look good tomorrow. If things continue to go well in the next couple of days, they may try taking her out of her sedated state to see if she can breathe on her own. She's still in critical condition, but improving!

Dallas' mom sends "thanks to all of you for your faithful support of Dallas.""

Upper Michigan Prostar190
10-04-2006, 09:22 PM
wow, this is scary.....:( My beset wishes to her and a speedy recovery

T Scott
10-06-2006, 09:42 AM
This article appeared in todays edition of the Orlando Sentinel::( :(


Photo gallery: Dallas Friday
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ABOUT DALLAS FRIDAY
OCCUPATION: Professional wakeboarder.

AGE: 20.

BACKGROUND: Competed in gymnastics for five years before becoming a professional wakeboarder at 13. Attended Boone High.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Won gold medals at the X Games in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Won her record fifth consecutive professional women's national title this year. Won her second world title in three years last month.

SOURCES: Darla Friday, Sentinel archives, dallasfriday.com.


RELATED STORIES
Mother details injured wakeboarder Dallas Friday's condition
Star wakeboarder Dallas Friday in critical condition
Oct 3, 2006


Orlando's Dallas Friday, the world's best women's wakeboarder, was fighting for her life in a Singapore hospital Thursday, almost a week after being injured while performing a complex jump during an international competition.

The 20-year-old developed acute breathing problems after surgery Monday to repair a broken left femur, which she fractured in several places while performing a "whirlybird" during the final event of Sunday's 2006 Wakeboard World Cup series in Singapore.

"I just have to believe that she's going to be fine, or I couldn't make it through the day," her mother, Darla Friday, said via phone from her home in Orlando. "With lots of prayer from throughout the world, my faith carries me through every day. And I know that Dallas is strong. She's a strong-willed girl.

"But Dallas right now is truly fighting for her life. It's been ups and downs the last several days, good news and not so good news. But we've got to believe she's going to be OK and will pull through this."

Friday is breathing with the aid of a tube. Her older brother Robin Friday Jr., who witnessed the accident, is with her as well as her father, Robin Friday Sr., who flew to Singapore after the accident.

Darla Friday isn't sure why her daughter developed what the Singapore Waterski and Wakeboard Federation called "acute respiratory distress syndrome." She said doctors initially thought reservoir water had gotten into her daughter's lungs.

For years, Friday -- who attended Boone High -- has been competitive wakeboarding's most recognizable female face. Blessed with movie-star looks and a daredevil's flair, she has helped the sport gain a wider audience.

Wakeboarders follow boats, just as water skiers do. But instead of using skis and flying off man-made jumps, wakeboarders strap their feet to a board and use the boat's wake as a launching point.

"This is like the dream girl of wakeboarding," said Friday's first coach, Mike Ferraro. "She's carried the flag for women's wakeboarding. She's taken it to another level."

Few women's wakeboarders attempt a "whirlybird," a back flip as you hold on to the rope and rotate 360 degrees.

"It's such a weird injury," said wakeboarder Maeghan Major, who witnessed Friday's accident. "It was one of those crashes where you definitely went, 'Oh, that hurt.' But you'd never expect something like that to happen."

Friday began her pro wakeboarding career when she was 13, after five years as a competitive gymnast. From the outset, Friday wanted to push boundaries, seeking to jump higher and try more difficult tricks, Ferraro said.

"There is nobody like that kid; nobody that is stronger-willed or more of a fighter," Ferraro said. "The biggest problem they're going to have is keeping her in that bed with a broken leg."

Friday has overcome injuries before. Last year, she broke a vertebra in her back. She previously broke another vertebra, tore ligaments in her ankle and had arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in her left knee.

"She's basically a pretty laid-back individual until she gets back on the water," said Chris Bischoff, the tournament director for the Winter Park-based Pro Wakeboard Tour. "When she gets on the water, it's like something switches on, and it's something she was born to do."

Friday has a Web site, dallasfriday.com, but it hasn't been updated with news about her injury. Earlier, a visitor to the site asked whether she worried about injuries.

"In any sport," Friday wrote, "you are one injury away from being a spectator, but I love the sport so much I try not to think about it."

jmac197
10-12-2006, 02:33 PM
Bump.....Anyone have a news on Dallas' condition?

kycat2007
10-12-2006, 03:08 PM
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_local_news/2006/10/email_from_dall.html

ski_king
10-12-2006, 03:46 PM
Here is even better news about Dallas.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/custom/adventure/orl-bk-dallas101106%2C0%2C6330749.story?coll=orl-home-promo

pilot02
10-12-2006, 03:58 PM
That's really good news!

Tryin-again
10-12-2006, 04:02 PM
That's really good news!


Ditto - GREAT News :cool:

jbfootin
10-12-2006, 04:05 PM
Lets hope she makes it back to the tour next year!

RexDog1
12-01-2006, 11:53 AM
http://www.wakeworld.com/getarticle.asp?articleid=942

up date8p

Sodar
12-01-2006, 12:03 PM
Good to hear she is doing well!

Leroy
01-06-2007, 07:03 PM
Page 21 of Jan/Feb The Water Skier

Friday Expecting to Return to Wakeboarding this Spring!!!!!

Great news!