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Old    Fro-Z (froese)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-20-2007, 10:25 AM Reply   
I didn't see this posted yet on WW. Here's a quote from 'Spy', the original poster on

"Just info on what happen today. Me and Colby were riding and we were on our last set of the day. As he was doing one of his normal w2w jumps he got off balance at the end of the jump and caught an edge.he hit his head hard but was able to take his board off and get back in the boat. He passed out about 5min later. Hes in critical condition right now 3am. the docs say Hes totally brain dead and the doctors said they didn't think he'd make it through the night, Please pray for him he is one of our OWN."

Link to the post: c&t=10074&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlig ht=

Say a prayer... it certainly can't hurt...


(Message edited by froese on June 20, 2007)
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-20-2007, 10:27 AM Reply   
hope he makes it through and for a quick and full recovery.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       06-20-2007, 10:32 AM Reply   
Keep fighting Colby, you and your family are in our prayers for a full & speedy recovery!
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       06-20-2007, 10:38 AM Reply   
That's terrible. Our prayers go out to Colby and his family!!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       06-20-2007, 10:42 AM Reply   
My thoughts a prayers are with you Colby and Family.
Old    Dan (texastbird)      Join Date: May 2003       06-20-2007, 10:50 AM Reply   
Looks like my thread was a couple of minutes after this one. Sorry for the duplication.

Hang in there Colby - we are all praying for your complete recovery!
Old    Fro-Z (froese)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-20-2007, 10:54 AM Reply   
From one of our site admins:

"Just heard they did some tests and there was no pre-existing condition or head injury.
He's at Parkland and on life support."
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-20-2007, 11:20 AM Reply   
Another praying for Colby to pull through.
Old    mendo247            06-20-2007, 11:39 AM Reply   
Thats horrible.. Definetly in my thoughts and prayers..
Old    scott firman (mucktoerider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-20-2007, 11:42 AM Reply   
Colby.....prayers for you and your family for a complete recovery. My mom is in the I.C.U as well.....since last thursday....prayer has her off dyalisis, ventilator, and drugs and eating normal food again. So please....everyone pray for is the best medicine for recovery. God Speed Colby...and God Bless!
Old    sbruns (sbruns)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-20-2007, 11:44 AM Reply   
Colby and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
Old    kidrik            06-20-2007, 11:44 AM Reply   
Our thoughts are with Colby and his family....
Old    J Cas (jcas)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-20-2007, 11:49 AM Reply   
My prayers are with him and his family.
Old    Fro-Z (froese)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-20-2007, 11:53 AM Reply   
From Spy:

"Sorry guys havent been able to make it to a computer. Hes still in critical condition, doctors said his brain stopped swelling and bleeding. They rate head injuries on a scale of 3-15 3 being the worse, last night he was a 3 today hes a 4-5. Doc said that the next 48 hrs are going to be the most critical. He can either pull threw or pass away its all out of there hands. This is one of those things that you just pray he will make it through. His full name is Colby Turner hes in the RICU Section c of parkland in downtown dallas. If you wanna know the latest you can call my cell 214-274-4991 but dont be mad if i dont answer theres no signal in the hospital. thanks again fo all the support and prayers, he needs them now more than ever!"
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       06-20-2007, 11:54 AM Reply   
My prayers are with Colby and his family.
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-20-2007, 11:54 AM Reply   
Hang in there man!!!
Old    Bill Taylor (o2binvallarta)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-20-2007, 12:00 PM Reply   
We're thinking about you here in Colorado Colby! Be strong!
Old    Andy Nintzel-NautiCurl Wake Shaper (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       06-20-2007, 12:04 PM Reply   
that truely sucks! Our thoughts are out for Colby! Good Luck, stay strong!
Old (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-20-2007, 12:06 PM Reply   
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Colby. Keep fighting!!
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       06-20-2007, 12:21 PM Reply   
Prayers from NC Colby. Hang in there.
Old    TeamValdez (teamvaldez)      Join Date: Apr 2003       06-20-2007, 12:22 PM Reply   
Dear Lord, we just lift up Colby and his family right now. We don't know why things like this happen Lord, but YOU do. We pray that you pour Your Heavenly wisdom on the doctors as they treat him and please Lord pour Your Love into the hearts of the nurses and technicians that are working on him. We ask for Your supernatural peace that goes beyond all understanding Colby and all his friends and family. We ask this in Jesus Name, Amen
Old    Caleb Rountree (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-20-2007, 12:27 PM Reply   
Old    Team CBK....Nate (cbk)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-20-2007, 12:35 PM Reply   

East Tennessee is praying for you and your family Colby...Be strong and pull through bro'
Old    Miguel (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-20-2007, 12:36 PM Reply   
headed to Stanford Church right now for a prayer and to light a candle. That could be any of us!
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-20-2007, 12:37 PM Reply   

Fro-z, thanks for the update. That's a step in the right direction.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-20-2007, 12:38 PM Reply   
so true Migs...
Old    Gordie Taylor (wakeparent)      Join Date: Jan 2005       06-20-2007, 12:39 PM Reply   
Arizona is praying for you and your family!
Old    dustin sahlmann (dnice)      Join Date: May 2006       06-20-2007, 1:07 PM Reply   
Arkansas is in the prayer list as well. I have a great friend whose 17 y/o daughter is in a coma right now. I will pray as hard for Colby as I do for her!
Old    Morgan (crescentmooners)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-20-2007, 1:10 PM Reply is praying for you...
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-20-2007, 1:12 PM Reply   
C'mon bro... pull through.

My best wishes are with you, buddy...
Old    Mike Necky (lfboarder94)      Join Date: May 2007       06-20-2007, 1:53 PM Reply   
hang in there
Old    Kevin Hoye (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-20-2007, 2:20 PM Reply   
from one dallas rider to another, stay strong bro
Old    Chuck P (cheeseman)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-20-2007, 2:36 PM Reply   
The Payton's and all Delta riders are praying for you. A hs w2w has put a fellow wakeboarder in serious health condition. To all, remember to respect the wake, you never know!
Old    Rob.B (rbeckei)      Join Date: May 2007       06-20-2007, 2:51 PM Reply   
Canada is praying for him. Amen

(Message edited by rbeckei on June 20, 2007)
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-20-2007, 2:52 PM Reply   
Wow, something like this just gives me chills on how fast it all can change. Seeing a fellow rider go down hurts and effect everybody. I wish Colby the best with his health, I don't know him personally but being a wakeboarder he is a friend to all. Stay strong and never give up! My head is down wishing him the best...
Old    Randy Aubuchon (aubuchon03)      Join Date: May 2007       06-20-2007, 3:02 PM Reply   
AMEN. Missouri-Riders are praying for Colby.
Old    Pottsy (pottsy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-20-2007, 3:49 PM Reply   
Yea, it definitely does effect everyone...

Prayers are with him
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-20-2007, 4:27 PM Reply   
Hoping for the best, get well soon!
Old    Brett Fuller (nizzle77)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-20-2007, 4:33 PM Reply   
He will be in our prayers. Get well soon!
Old    Chris N (chrisnj)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-20-2007, 4:34 PM Reply   
:-( prayers are certainly w/ him
Old    deltahoosier            06-20-2007, 4:34 PM Reply   
Amen. Get well.
Old    Reese (era3)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-20-2007, 4:40 PM Reply   
Colby, you are in my prayers. Hang in there.
Old    wakelvr            06-20-2007, 4:43 PM Reply   
My prayers are with him. Please keep us informed...
Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       06-20-2007, 4:45 PM Reply   
Man I really hope he is improving, Get well buddy.
Old    Scott R McKechnie (tarkus70)      Join Date: Jan 2006       06-20-2007, 6:30 PM Reply   
Colby, Praying for you in CT

(Message edited by tarkus70 on June 20, 2007)
Old    Pottsie (ivectoryou)      Join Date: May 2007       06-20-2007, 6:45 PM Reply   
I saw this video regarding traumatic brain injuries on Yahoo tonight. Here is the link:

A Look at Traumatic Brain Injury

Old    Anthony Racinelli (aracinelli)      Join Date: Oct 2004       06-20-2007, 7:03 PM Reply   
I send my prayers out to the family and friends of Colby.. I do not know him but he obviously is loved by so many. Out here on the west coast we recently lost an awesome young man (Caleb Willis)to a wakeboarding accident. I am still hurting from that and this saddens me even more. I am so sorry that his family is experiencing this. I will pray for you Colby.
Old    David Luttrell (dluttr)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-20-2007, 7:12 PM Reply   
Sorry to hear...I'm definitely praying for him.
Old    Bill Taylor (o2binvallarta)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-20-2007, 7:17 PM Reply   
I'm not sure how many of you have been following the site, but apparently Colby is self employed and does not have insurance. whatever the outcome of this trauma, I'm certain he and his family will be facing some very unexpected financial burden.

Dallas Wakeboarding has started a fund to help them through this. I wouldn't expect anyone to donate blindly, so I encourage you to visit the thread that was posted earlier:
( c&t=10074&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlig ht=)

Having seen this site recover stolen good, come together when a guy gets screwed on a classified add and many other things, I know this community can and will come together to help Colby and his family out.

DallasWakeboarding is accepting donations via PayPal to help Colby. I'm sure $5, $10 or $20 from each of us would go a long way!

Donations can be made via PayPal to:
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-20-2007, 8:08 PM Reply   
Yep, let's rally for this guy. I chipped in, let's get it going.
Old    wake_addict (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       06-20-2007, 8:15 PM Reply   
Hoping a fast recovery man, MONTREAL prayying for you and your family HANG ON !!!!

paypal will be sent after this
Old    George (raftisland)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-20-2007, 8:18 PM Reply   
our thoughts and prayers are with you colby
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-20-2007, 8:27 PM Reply   
It used to be funny and fun to say "I got five on it!" and now it is for a cause. I'm in and payment sent for Colby! I still got the chills from my last post and now even more that he is self employed. AGAIN, don't give up! I don't have a bed side gift but if somebody can put a WBM by his bed side for a little more power and hope. Colby my friend hang in there!!!
Old    Bill Taylor (o2binvallarta)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-20-2007, 8:47 PM Reply   
Fro-Z, what can you tell us about Colby? I love the idea of a WBM with him at bedside. I'd like to think that my wife would have Retrospect, my favorite video without question, playing non-stop if I were in this condition.
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-20-2007, 8:47 PM Reply   
Very nice prayer Robyn, hang in Colby. Praying extra hard tonight for you.
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-20-2007, 8:49 PM Reply   
I have been riding with Colby several times and it really sinks in when you can identify with the actual person.

Colby was a self employed DJ and had not gotten health insurance for his business yet so in case anyone wants to donate some cash we have set up two funds for him: c&t=10086

or c&t=10082&sid=ab01ab8a91947c849f23fbea3e37dbf5
Send to the paypal address of:

(Message edited by gene3x on June 20, 2007)
Old    kidrik            06-20-2007, 8:58 PM Reply   
I know this is my second post, but I can't shake the thought of Colby, and his parents right I tucked my three kids in, it really hit hard, and I came downstairs and started to cry......

This is a parents worst nightmare.......but I just know he's going to make it!

Hang in there, and be strong.....
Old    Fro-Z (froese)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-20-2007, 9:01 PM Reply   
FYI - we're funneling ALL donations directly through the DWB site now. I transferred $350 over from the PayPal account that was initially setup, donated by 10 generous people. If you donated to, please rest assured that your donation has been moved over to the DWB collection system. Any further donations can be made directly at:

Your generosity will be beyond appreciated... We just want to see him get out of the hospital so he can read all of these posts in his honor...

We should get an update on his condition at some point tonight.
Old    Bill Taylor (o2binvallarta)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-20-2007, 9:04 PM Reply   
Rik, I'm right there with you. I just recently stated going W2W consistently and got my wife and daughter trying. The thought of either of them or a friend in this condition kills me.
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-20-2007, 11:22 PM Reply   
Thanks Robyn...Amen... Kyle and I just prayed for him. God is the great physician....and it is in His hands now.
Old    Jonny (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-20-2007, 11:31 PM Reply   
wow, i dont pray much, but u definitely will for him!
Old     (gina_h)      Join Date: Jan 2006       06-20-2007, 11:42 PM Reply   
We're praying for you Colby!
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-20-2007, 11:44 PM Reply   
im pulling for you Colby hang on
wake up be ok
Old    bobby m (bobbym)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-21-2007, 12:14 AM Reply   
I just donated; be strong Colby.
Old    wakemark (waketac)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-21-2007, 3:22 AM Reply   
All the best to Colby and his family.
It's a hard and difficult situation. My fahter is on IC since over four weeks now fighting for his life. So I donated to Colby in his name.
Old    tED nUGEnt (fumanchoo)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-21-2007, 4:29 AM Reply   
EORG is pulling for a terrific recovery.Just dont let go of the rope!!!
Old    kylie-logan (kylielogan)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-21-2007, 4:53 AM Reply   
Sending my prayers to Colby and his family.
Old    Dillon Gross (lfrider139)      Join Date: May 2007       06-21-2007, 5:46 AM Reply   
hang in there bro, be strong....GA is praying for you
Old    Austin (shaggystud06)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-21-2007, 6:20 AM Reply   
Guys this is awesome how the whole country is praying for him! God works in mysterious ways. I know it means alot to his family! We are having Wakeboard Church tonight dedicated to him
Old    Chris (committed)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-21-2007, 6:59 AM Reply   
My prayers to the Docs, Colby, his family and friends. I wish you luck on this journey.
Take nothing for granted and enjoy every moment. Tomorrow, is never a promise.
Please tell us good news.
Old    calix2rider (dmontandon)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-21-2007, 7:04 AM Reply   
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Colby. Keep fighting the good fight...

We're with you, all the way from NORCAL.

(Message edited by dmontandon on June 21, 2007)
Old    Aaron Nielsen (lzyboy)      Join Date: Jun 2001       06-21-2007, 7:27 AM Reply   
Keep fighting Colby, our thoughts & prayers are with you, your family & friends.

Old    kelly lee (kickasskel)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-21-2007, 7:27 AM Reply   
You are in my prayers tonight Colby. Keep fighting and hang in there.
Old    Ryan (bremsen)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-21-2007, 7:30 AM Reply   
My thoughts and prayers go out to him, his family and his friends.
Old    Emily (wakeboardnchica)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-21-2007, 7:56 AM Reply   
Hang in there Colby, Virginia is praying for you
Old    Ron (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-21-2007, 8:01 AM Reply   
This is so horrible. Two threads on guys getting hurt on the water right now.

Rik-You talking about tucking your kids in makes me start tearing up at work.
Old    247 LSV (swoop)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-21-2007, 11:19 AM Reply   
Latest news:

So every things been crazy sorry guys. 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. The power of prayers is amazing.

The donations are awesome guys, you dont realize how much this is going to help. He may be young but he owns his own house and car and has done well for himself. and not having insurance sucks also. But i know in my heart of hearts everything will be taken care of. Ill be back on later tonight with an update.

keep praying its working.
God Bless All of you
Old    wake_addict (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       06-21-2007, 12:05 PM Reply   
LETS go COLBY LETS GO I KNOW YOU ARE HANGIN on hard dude and its good, dont let the rope go, youre close to the top of the water, critical part is in the past im sure, every minute since this point will be going better and better, and ill pray for it harder than yesterday !!! And for the donation it was a pelasure for me do do it, i didnt hesitate and wish it would help. Talk to you soon here COLBY !!!!!
Old    david (dnp33)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-21-2007, 1:26 PM Reply   
ill pray for him too
Old    Big E. (wakesetter101)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-21-2007, 1:47 PM Reply   
Wow, makes you wonder sometimes. Hang in there bud and we will be praying for you.


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