View Full Version : Shawn Hernandez - CA - DOI - 8-30-2008.
Walker Sky Ranch
09-11-2008, 08:10 AM
A brief story of what happened to Shawn.
He was coming back to his toy hauler and ran head on into a kids track berm.
"In the desert kids make their own tracks close to where they park and over time the berms build up to 3 to 5 feet" he flipped over and took a really bad hit.
He has a broken ankle, 4 broken ribs, punctured lung, damaged spleen, and bruised brain. They operated on his ankle, but they are having alot of trouble with his lungs as pneumonia has set in and he is having trouble with that. As you can imagine, pneumonia is not what you want with lung damage, so this is very serious!
I will post more when I get a better update!
09-11-2008, 05:45 PM
Shawn - get well quick! I know how nasty those kid's track berms are...:yikes Recently had a chance to ride out at Stoddard Wells in CA with Walker and I almost had the same kind of get off from one of those things. Riding along, minding my own business, perfectly flat desert type area and WHAM! Watch out!
09-15-2008, 10:49 AM
Crazy scary little (or big) suckers aren't they!?!
Best Thoughts to Shawn!
Walker Sky Ranch
09-18-2008, 06:46 PM
Hello All, I had the opportunity to go visit Shawn and deliver a few little gifts and some RiderDown financial support that our generous donors from across the nation gave to help injured riders, and the local donors from Shawns District 38 area, The Road Runners MC club and IV Racing! Shawn and his Family THANKS YOU!
Shawn was in good spirits and cant wait to get back home to his family, but before he can do so, he will have a little more healing to do! He is currently still in the ICU and looks to get out of there and into a normal room in a day or two. When I was there today, Shawn us unable to speak with me due to the tracheotomy tube that helps Shawn's lungs, but 30 min after I left, his Wife Deloris called me and said the Dr. had just removed it and Shawn could speak and will now probably never stop!! THATS AWESOME!! Look for Shawn to be back out in the Desert in a few weeks and please keep him in your thoughts and prayers!! They have worked so far!!
A photo of Shawn and his Wife "Deloris" and me.. Saying Thank YOU!!
Keep up the good work Shawn!!
09-18-2008, 08:03 PM
That's awesome Les!!! Shawn - We are all thinking of you and wishing you well. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Doloris.
09-18-2008, 08:06 PM
Right on Shawn - we're pulling for you! Keep up the good work and get the heck out of there! :D
09-19-2008, 06:48 AM
Heal up quick Shawn !! Prayers sent from PA!!
Riding the Metro
09-20-2008, 10:46 PM
Great pic, thanks Les. Heal up quick Shawn.
"Rim Benders" are what we used to call those mini tracks - you have no idea how many times I've come across those and bent my wheels.
09-22-2008, 10:03 AM
Great picture, and great to hear Shawn seems to be on the road to a great recovery! Keep doing well, Shawn!
10-16-2008, 10:00 PM
Well hello everyone this is shawn. I appreciate everything that has been done for me and my family, hard for the family to support two places to live .My poor wife:yikes.Les i a cool guy and can't wait to meet him in person while i can talk. Ribs are getting better i can sleep in bed now . I stayed in my normal for a week and got to go home .My goal is to be back to work before a guy that had a clean up orth surgery on his knee. Sorry about the misspelled words , vision not fully back yet.D38 and rider down is a great program i will b givivng a check every month.Funny part when i frist came out of the 3 weeks of morphine i was telling my wife how i was going to sell everything 2 days later i was talking about the weight i lost and the little bit of speed i would gain next race :lmao. Once again Thank You all very much.
Walker Sky Ranch
10-16-2008, 10:04 PM
Awesome my buddy.. I am so glad to see your feeling better.. I look forward to seeing you out at a D-38 event soon.. Keep us in the loop of your recovery and do tell me about this new gained speed you will get, I need a few tips!!
I will be out at the OTB 100 this weekend, look for me, Tom and I will have a booth setup at sign-ups!! would love to see ya man!!
10-17-2008, 07:25 AM
Shawn - it's great to hear from you! Those broken ribs sure can wreck a good nites sleep! :yikes Sounds like you're on a good path to recovery and maintaining a good sense of humor. Watch out for Les in the Desert!! :D
Keep us posted on your progress!
10-17-2008, 09:47 AM
Great to hear you are well on your way to recovery, Shawn! Stay on that path!!
10-17-2008, 01:04 PM
Well PT comes twice a week and twist my foot directions i didn't know it could be turned. My goal is a real big thing for my,I know they say small ateps but, lets go big.I will update and i will watch out for Les,you can't be that good of a person for nothing, I'll watch my wife.Just Kidding
10-24-2008, 01:11 PM
Well I am finally taking steps with both feet (with walker assistance) Les we are sorry we missed you this last weekend. My wife and I really wanted to see you. We went out on Saturday about 4pm and we were told you had already left. Then Sunday morning I was tired and didn't make it. We'll catch u next time. Thanks again
Walker Sky Ranch
10-24-2008, 01:14 PM
Great to hear you up and mobile!! Yeah, I heard I missed you by seconds.. must of passed you on wheeler road! I will be out there on the 9th.. I am stoked your moving around on two feet!! now, we need to work on getting you to through a leg over your bike!!
11-22-2008, 01:09 PM
Well hello everyone. It has been2 1/2 months since my $40000 helecopter ride,I guess it was 1st class . Every thing is going good ,I m walking around and goin to PT .My wife is telling me i m working to hard and i should slow down a little.Only have 1 rib that hurts a little at nite and the ankle is just a little tight.The only complaint is my endurance is shot . I m working hard and will start walking a few blocks every day from now on, increse a block every couple days .Every one enjoy thier familys this Turkey day.
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