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Old    Mike Necky (lfboarder94)      Join Date: May 2007       06-21-2007, 7:09 PM Reply   
stay in there colby nj supports u , im going make a donation later tonight
Old    Cliff (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-21-2007, 7:36 PM Reply   
my family's prayers are with you

made a donation

this community of ours is awesome!
Old    Nick Farrell (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-21-2007, 7:56 PM Reply   
this is terrible. I will definiltely pray for him....not much else you can say to something like this...
Old    MaRiO (ffmedic)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-21-2007, 9:43 PM Reply   
guilty of not praying much at all...but i got one for u tonight bro....hang in there
Old    Steve Jones (steve_jones)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-21-2007, 10:29 PM Reply   
This is horrible. Keep fighting.
Old    wes graves (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       06-22-2007, 1:42 AM Reply   
you're in my prayers bud. Stay Strong!!!

Hey guys i posted a bulletin on myspace with links and stuff so maybee they can get some donations outside of the wakeboarding community!
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-22-2007, 4:53 AM Reply   
I am not big on Myspace but that is the kind of thing I was hoping would happen! Thanks man.
Old    Dtb (dtb)      Join Date: May 2002       06-22-2007, 5:50 AM Reply   
my prayers are with you and your family Colby.
Old    dustin sahlmann (dnice)      Join Date: May 2006       06-22-2007, 7:52 AM Reply   
Glad to hear that there is some response from him. The power of prayer is an amazing thing. The lord is with you Colby.
Old    Ron (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-22-2007, 7:59 AM Reply   
Any updates since yesterday?
Old    Matt (matt_c)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-22-2007, 10:16 AM Reply   
this is the latest...

Colby is still in critical condition. Hes officially in a coma now, and has been hooked up to a brain wave machine. The doctors said he had a seizure last night, which isnt a good thing. But to be positive when they test to see if there any reaction in him they pinch him really hard. He didnt like that and his hand moved to try and slap the doctors pinching him. So that to me is a good sign. also when they looked into his eyes they moved slightly, they say its good that there is a response but hes still in very critical condition. It appers to me that our prayers are working, i know this because they said they didnt think he would last the first night, and look whats happen. and now hes moving slightly.
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-22-2007, 11:14 AM Reply   
Hang in there dude, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Old    Paul (denwakebdr)      Join Date: Apr 2004       06-22-2007, 11:41 AM Reply   
Wow that is great. We will continue to pray. The power of prayer is an awsome thing and God can work great miracles.
Old    Marc (wake_pirate)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-22-2007, 10:40 PM Reply   
I only pray when i'm in trouble, but I will say one for you and your family 2nite. Hang in there boy!
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       06-23-2007, 1:17 AM Reply   
Very tragic news! Definitely pulling for you Colby!
Old    wes graves (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       06-23-2007, 11:01 AM Reply   
I guess Colby is still in a coma??? Any news on him?
Old    David Eggen (dave23)      Join Date: Nov 2006       06-23-2007, 11:15 AM Reply   
Prayers coming here from Missouri!
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-23-2007, 11:16 AM Reply   
My prayers go out to Colby and his family.

Donation sent. Everyone should donate, even it's just a dollar.
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-23-2007, 11:44 AM Reply   
Spy wrote exactly what had happened on

"I was the only one with him, we were on my boat. The only thing i could do was keep him on his side so he didnt choke on his throw up. The doctors told me that was the best way to treat that kind of injury. But i can give you guys a step by step on what happen.

First off we were on the last set of the day, we had enough gas to ride one a line a piece and head back to the dock he hoped in the water first, he was always wanting to go out before me cause he really sucked at driving lol!. So i was pulling him and he got up and did his normal stuff. Just about on the end of the line he was doing a w2w jump and got off balance and caught his edge and hit the right side of his face. So i turn around and go back to get him and he said he was done he hasnt wrecked like that since he was a beginner. So i did the normal haha joke and told him to get in the boat, he took off his board and hoped back in and sat down on the sun deck. I asked him if he was ok to drive me and he said yeah dude i think im cool. So i straped on my board and life vest and hoped in the water. He drove me for about 50 yards and then stoped the boat. He yelled at me in the water that he was feeling like he was going to be sick, i was in the water and i could see he lost his balance and was walking in the boat like he was drunk. so i yanked myself in from the end of the rope as fast as i could cause i knew something was wrong, but in my head i thought he just had a concusion(sp) i have had a million of them and thats what it looked like he had. I told him to sit down on the boat and relax, he told me he was getting hot so he sat down on the swim platform and was trying to cool himself down. As soon as he hit the water he threw up. I knew something was bad so i told him to tell me his name and asked him did he know what day it was, he couldnt answer any of them. He just started speaking jiberish. Then all of a sudden he looked at me and said i cant see i cant see. I freaked out because when i looked at him his eyues were sidways. So i immediately called 911 and told them about the situation. i had to pull him up onto the sundeck and lay him down, he was telling me that he was on my boat, but he said boat like 10 times so it wa smore like im on your boat boat boat boat boat boat. Then he passed out. I was freaking out because i was on the phone with 911 and driving the boat and having to watch colby to make sure he didnt fall off in the water. it was the scarest moment in my life. Then to make natters worse he stopped breathing, they told me to turn him on his side and smack his back, as soon as i did that he threw up some more and started breathing again. But he was stiff as a board and it looked like he was dead.i finally got to the boat dock and the paramedics were there and they took over. Then after they careflighted him off i was told by the paramedics i did everything i could he was one of the worst injuries hes seen in awhile.

Sorry to make this A novel guys but i just wanted to let you know exactly what i did just in case this happens to one of you, which i pray it never will. And please let this be a lesson for safty and wear helmets, who cares if they look retarded the pros wear them why not you!"
Old    Gidget (anna)      Join Date: Nov 2006       06-23-2007, 12:44 PM Reply   
Benjamin, I am so sorry you had to go through all this. This moment will probably be one of the scariest you'll ever have to face. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Colby is very lucky to have you as a friend. You were his only chance of survival at the time and you did a wonderful job. I'll be keeping you both in my prayers. Keep your head up. God works in mysterious ways.
Old    Phantom (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-23-2007, 12:48 PM Reply   
After reading that, I have to stress the point of having a 3rd. There is safety in numbers.
I hope Colby is continuing to improve.
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-23-2007, 12:51 PM Reply   
Thank you Anna, but you meant to direct your heartfelt comments torward Spy. I was just quoting him.
Old    Gidget (anna)      Join Date: Nov 2006       06-23-2007, 12:54 PM Reply   
Sorry, apparently I missed that part. Spy that comment was meant for you.
Old    Nate (jifffy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-23-2007, 1:02 PM Reply   
This really moved me, I hope Colby recovers.
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-23-2007, 1:22 PM Reply   
The guys name is Howie (aka Spy on Dallaswakeboarding) who went through this, Ben was just relaying the quoted information.
Old    Aaron (board_up)      Join Date: May 2005       06-24-2007, 8:09 PM Reply   
Your wakeworld friends in nor-cal are pulling for you, Hang in there Colby!!!!!
Many prayers................
Old    Jory (carcrz)      Join Date: Mar 2006       06-24-2007, 8:57 PM Reply   
Any update?
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-24-2007, 9:41 PM Reply   
He had a seizure tonight. Not sure if it turned out good or bad. May have been a setback based on my limited knowledge.
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-24-2007, 10:08 PM Reply   
Our family is praying for Colby. I hope you pull through it.
Old    Cody (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       06-24-2007, 10:41 PM Reply   
My prayers are with you Colby, pull through!
Old    Ron (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-25-2007, 1:10 PM Reply   
this is so horrible. Please keep us updated on what is going on! I can just see this happening to anyone of us.
Old    Bobby Hamner (tigebob)      Join Date: Apr 2004       06-25-2007, 3:11 PM Reply   
prayers from Arkansas... hang in there buddy!!!!
Old    david (dnp33)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-25-2007, 3:23 PM Reply   
any new news? does anyone know how bad it is that he had a seizure?
Old    CRASH (vin)      Join Date: May 2007       06-25-2007, 7:50 PM Reply   
any update?
Old    Matt (matt_c)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-25-2007, 8:45 PM Reply   
I was going to try and post this yesterday but just got to a computer now. This should get every one up to date. Yesterday the Doctors told the family that the part of his brain that was hit is the most important part of your brain. Its the part that your memory and speech draws from. There is no way of telling how bad the damage is until he wakes up. The doctors are having a hard time believing that it was from the impact of the water they think he must of hit his head on his board or something else?

Today I got a call from Barbie who is Colby's best friend she said that he has pneumonia which is pretty common from having a breathing and feeding tube. Colby can breath on his own just not very well so they are going to take the tube out and put a trach tube and eating tube in this afternoon.

As stated before he does not have insurance he has bills coming due next week. Every ones donations are so appreciated by his mother Betty.
Old    Pottsy (pottsy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-25-2007, 8:55 PM Reply   
How do we give donations?
Old    Kyle L (skier12)      Join Date: Mar 2006       06-25-2007, 9:40 PM Reply
Old    nathan lucas (nathan_from_downunder)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-25-2007, 9:42 PM Reply   
i hate these freak accidents colby you are in my prayers pull through buddy
Old    Jamie Lokken (wakechic06)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-26-2007, 3:19 AM Reply   
I've been reading this post for a few days now and I just have to say something. I read this and was in tears just at the thought of something like this happening to my family or friends...even myself. I fell pretty hard on my head saturday and my headache just went away tonight...hate to say it, but the first thing I thought of when I crashed was Colby and I got this feeling shoot through my spine...It was scary..

Pull through can do it bud, stick with it. We're all here for ya and won't let you down.
Old    matt moss (mossy44)      Join Date: Oct 2001       06-26-2007, 8:30 AM Reply   
i have been keeping up with the story too. we are all here for ya man. even if we dont know you. you can do it.

please dont stop giving us updates.
Old    Pottsy (pottsy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-26-2007, 8:44 AM Reply   
Jamie, The same thing happened to me this past saturday. I hit my head probably the hardest I have ever hit it before, and right when I felt the pain, I thought of Colby.

It's really effecting everyone, and were all with ya Colby
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       06-26-2007, 8:53 AM Reply   
This is really sad. I hope he pulls through. Do you think a helmet would have made a difference? I have heard mixed reviews on them.
Old    Jon (socalf150rider)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-26-2007, 8:57 AM Reply   
anyone have a current update?
Old    Stacy/DRA (h20diva)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-26-2007, 8:59 AM Reply   
Miracles do happen, I have seen it first hand! So don't give up on him, it is up to him to keep fighting, so tell him everyday that he is getting better... It is like a roller coaster, there are days when the Dr's tell you there's no hope and then they change their mind 24 hours later. Just pray,pray,pray... From what I see, there are people from all over the country praying for him, that is amazing in itself!
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-26-2007, 9:04 AM Reply   
yep. Pottsy, Jamie, same thing happened to me this weekend. I got in the boat.

Howie(spy), you did a great job of keeping your head and doing what you could, while driving the boat. I agree with Phantom, safety in numbers (Texas its legal to ride with a mirror and driver) but sometimes you cant find a third. Thanks for being helpful when Colby needed it.
hopefully he'll see that

Colby, stay strong, keep breathing. We're fighting for you. Hang on buddy, we're coming back around for ya.
Old    Swami (swami)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-26-2007, 9:24 AM Reply   
Howie, you did an amazing job in a stressful sitation. You gave him the best chance to survive.

We are all pulling for Colby. Hang in there buddy.

Old    KaNi (j3t_m3ch)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-26-2007, 11:03 AM Reply   
It alsways sucks hearing about accidents like this but it's awesome seeing a community come together to help a fellow boarder out. Hang in there Colby and keep trying to slap them people pinching ya. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Old    Bart Urban (bartush)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-26-2007, 5:31 PM Reply   
Prayin for you bro - hang tight
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-26-2007, 6:01 PM Reply   
Still here hoping you pull through buddy! I really hope he can make it through.
Old    kylie-logan (kylielogan)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-27-2007, 6:32 AM Reply   
figured i'd bump this back up. still praying for you. keep fighting colby!!
Old    Ron (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-27-2007, 8:56 AM Reply   
Anyone have an update? I just tried checking dallas wakeboarding but no new updates I could find. Looks like they have raise around 6k.
Old    Jace Jenkins (mackr0s)      Join Date: May 2006       06-27-2007, 4:12 PM Reply   
Spy posted on

colby is still in critical condition, but i think hes doing way better. The doctors are going to take him out of icu and put him in a room by himself. Hes been moving alot and yesterday they gave him some music to listen to and he started moving his hand. His mom said it loked like he was trying to do some of his dj spining. keep praying and lets not forget about our boy in the hospital.
Old    Pottsy (pottsy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-27-2007, 6:06 PM Reply   
Thanks for the update, were definitely not forgetting.

Very glad to hear that he is doing better
Old    david (dnp33)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-27-2007, 11:46 PM Reply   
i just donated.
anyone have an update?
btw does anyone know about how much the medical will be for something like this?

(Message edited by dnp33 on June 27, 2007)
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-28-2007, 6:16 AM Reply   
I'd say all of our donations thus far would only put a small dent in the medical bill
Old    Swami (swami)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-28-2007, 8:42 AM Reply   
Figure around 20k a day for a hospital stay.. :-(

Hopefully he's in a memorial hospital that will also help write off some of that bill.

Old    Sam (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-28-2007, 8:45 AM Reply   
This type of tragedy could easily cost in the $100k+ range.
Old    Ron (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-28-2007, 8:48 AM Reply   
Public Assistance should pick up some of the bill. the hospital will write off some of it and the donations should get hime with in some payment range. Hospitals will usually work with you to arrange some payment arrangement.
Old    dennis engle (deneng)      Join Date: Feb 2005       06-28-2007, 12:56 PM Reply   
God bless you Colby. Sound like a fighter!! Way too go Colby..
Old    Dennis (denwbaseball)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-29-2007, 7:03 AM Reply   
Any updates? Keep on fighting!!
Old    dustin sahlmann (dnice)      Join Date: May 2006       06-29-2007, 8:47 AM Reply   
Keep on Colby..we are praying for ya to pull through!
Old    Brett B. (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-29-2007, 8:56 AM Reply   
any updates, please!
God speed!
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-29-2007, 9:14 AM Reply   
Glad to here about the movements and moving out of ICU. Your friends and pulling to see you ride again someday. Keep it up Colby!
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-29-2007, 9:16 AM Reply   
Still here hoping things get better, GO COLBY!!!!
Old    Team CBK....Nate (cbk)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-29-2007, 10:56 PM Reply   
Keep it up bro!
Old    KevinL (kevin_lsv23)      Join Date: Oct 2006       07-01-2007, 8:55 PM Reply   
Still in our thoughts.
Old    Matt Forrest (wakeboardmatt)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-01-2007, 9:07 PM Reply   
Colby, Us riders up here in nor cal have your back!!! I hope you pull through!!
Old    Ron (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       07-02-2007, 9:52 AM Reply   
I just checked Dallas wakeboarding no update there either. Does anyone know how Colby is doing?
Old    Justin Mohlke (wakekid72501)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-02-2007, 10:21 AM Reply   
your are definetly in my prayers. Hope you pull through but it is all up to the Lord let him do his thing!
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-02-2007, 11:02 AM Reply   
4,988 dollars already collected for Colby. Nice going all who donated.
Old    Chris (committed)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-03-2007, 11:24 AM Reply   
I'll push it back to the top.
Old    Simon Irish (burberry03)      Join Date: Dec 2006       07-03-2007, 12:24 PM Reply   
dude, everyone on wakeworld is with you man!!! I pray that Jesus will heal you tonight and comfort your family!!!!
Old    wake_addict (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       07-03-2007, 7:52 PM Reply   
yeah and everyone is waiting for updates also, last post of updates june 27th i hope positive change since that, hang on COLBY, Montreal is with you man !!!!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       07-04-2007, 9:06 AM Reply   
This is the latest on Colby, seems to be getting better every day. Keep up the prayers!!!!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:14 pm Post subject:
i just got back from there. They have him in another room now. its 529 on the east wing side. Hes doing good, hes been coughing alot of flem up. And his eyes are moving alot now. Hes breathing on his own and moving his right hand. Hes still in a coma but it looks like hes going to come out of it any day to me any ways.
Old    wake_addict (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       07-04-2007, 9:22 AM Reply   
REALLY NICE THATS AN AWESOME NEWS !!! now we know that he will not pass to the other side imo, its a really great feeling to heard good news like that, hope that the sequels will not be so bad now !
Old    Team CBK....Nate (cbk)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-04-2007, 10:37 AM Reply   
Good Stuff!
Old    Pottsy (pottsy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-04-2007, 11:03 AM Reply   
Awesome! Glad to hear it
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-04-2007, 11:03 AM Reply   
We are all pulling for you buddy!
Old    david (dnp33)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-04-2007, 12:11 PM Reply   
good to hear!
Old    Jim (jim_b)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-04-2007, 12:17 PM Reply   
That is awesome news.


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