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    Eruption Interceptor's Avatar
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    Please read! I awoke from a coma w/VH!!!

    Hello. Thanks to all who chose to read/listen....I have a very sad story with a happy ending that involves myself and Van Halen. Its kind of long, but good. I work for my local county road commission, and on May 24, I was struck by a car while repairing potholes on one of our expressways. The accident cost me a broken forearm, two badly bruised knees, and worst of all a good portion of the frontal lobe of my brain along with a softball-sized piece of my skull. Needless to say, I was in brutal shape and still am today. Following the accident, I went into a coma that doctors told my wife and rest of my family that I had a less than 1% chance of waking from. Things certainly looked grim. Three weeks into my coma, I was still hanging on, and I guess my nurse was listening to a jazz radio station when a friend of mine stopped by the hospital to see how my family was holding up. When he arrived, he had just the thing......Van Halen's 1984 CD. He told the nurse that I wouldn't like the jazz, and that he had just the thing, so 2984 was popped in. I'm told (but don't clearly remember), that within a few minutes, I was half-assed singing to jump and tapping my foot to the beat of the song!!!!!! Amazing!!!! The doctors have since told me that it was a miraculous and remarkable occurance. I just arrived home and am going through therapy. Thanks for listening, obviously its been awhile since I've posted, and I thought some of you might enjoy the ironic Van Halen connection to my awakening. Hopefully, I'll stick around long enough to see another tour like last summer's that I know most of us thoroughly enjoyed!!! Thanks for the listen!!!

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    Good Enough VivaVH's Avatar
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    A less than 1% chance of making it, and you are now recovering at home? I don't know your spirituality, but God has plans for you, my friend.
    If it's BROWN, flush it DOWN.

    GO STEELERS!

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    Amazing story... .
    Now, keep your friend close to you and tell him to always carry a copy of 1984.

    Wow! What a great news this is.

    Thanks for sharing, man.

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    That flat out rocks!

    Real pleased for you and your family!

    Ah - Van Halen - Is there nothing their music can't do!
    Ed: Actually, the last record I bought was by a band called Brand X
    Al: I make my living by viciously attacking something
    Mike: ...actually I don't drink.
    Sammy: Are these yours Eddie?
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    Besides God, Van Halen can help with miracles as well!

    Glad to see that you are doing much better.
    Remember the Heroes - 9/11/01

    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

    "High speed, low drag."

    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

    Congratulations to Van Halen as part of the Class of 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

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    got tequila?

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    Damn man, glad to hear you are doing alright. Hang in there on the road to recovery...
    Rock the Red!!!

    "Give Doc the shotgun. They're less apt to get nervy if he's on the street howitzer."

    "Dying ain't much of a living, boy."

    Save a Terrapin - Fear a Turtle

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    That brought a tear to my eye man. Take time in your recovery, take it slow, enjoy every second of life and listen to more VH. I am sure that we'll see another tour and several albums from the boys. Hang in there.
    I wanna be you knight in shining pick-up truck.

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    Good to hear it man, glad that you're back in the saddle again
    THE PEOPLE HERE TONIGHT : Representing DAVID LEE ROTH in all his glory!!!!!!!!!

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    ANOTHER HOSTILE TAKEOVER COMING YOUR WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sinner's Swing! InTheBeginning's Avatar
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    Welcome back! Glad you're back at home.

    Ahhh, medicinal VH. I always thought there was some secret power to their music. Now we know!
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Wow man, that's some story, I'm glad to hear that your home now and getting better everyday....god bless and welcome back bro!!!

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    Interceptor! Holy Cow that's amazing!!! What a great story. I hope you are healing up quickly - I'm sure it'll be a long road for you. Keep the Van Halen CDs close at hand!

    And I agree - God must have something in store for you!

    Shari
    "Hey, thanks for the bracelet! Was that one for me?" - Michael Anthony to me in the Golden Ring in Grand Rapids, MI July 9, 2004
    July 9, 2004 - Mike pressed a guitar pick into my hand!
    "We're in the right place!" EVH @ The Joe in Detroit, July 10, 2004
    "Hey! What's up!?" - Mikey, upon recognizing me in the Golden Ring in Chicago after getting his second bracelet, July 21, 2004
    "What is uuuuuuuuuup!!!???" - Mike to me in Detroit, May 12th, 2005, after receiving third bracelet.
    "You found me again!" - Mike to me in Detroit, Nov. 2, 2007

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    Wow! That's about all I can say. Wow! Glad things are okay and here's hoping for a great recovery.
    "Viking - last to sleep, first to rise, last to leave, that's how the Nords of old rocked the house." ~ timmac in the 'Texas Linkers' thread talking about yours truly. :-)

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    wow!
    fookin wow!

    glad you're doing better!
    let's be real...EVH was GOD

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    Geez, that is some amazing story. Even more amazing how our subconscious works. Glad to hear things are going in the right direction.

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    Thank you all for the kind-hearted and nice responses. It is great to be home and back checking up on the links!! Hi to all of you (especially you Shari---I always thought of you as my Michigan connection to the links!!) A couple of you mentioned that maybe God has plans for me....believe me, I've thought and prayed about that an awful lot and will continue to. God bless Van Halen!!


    Thank you all again!! -Brooks

 

 

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