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My brother (Mike) was in a bad motorcycle accident in Kanab, Utah on Thursday afternoon. He hit a guardrail at 65 mph, flipped his bike end over end. He was in serious condition for awhile, but we know now that he is going to be alright. He still has a rough road ahead of him.

He has a special buddy that goes everywhere with him. Her name is Paisley. Mike has built a special seat on his bike for Paisley and has rigged up a harness that is attached to him. Here's a couple of pics of Paisley on the bike with him.

Yes, Paisley was with him that day.

After the wreck, Paisley was not attached to her harness, and there was blood on the harness. Mike called and called for Paisley, but she didn't come. They loaded Mike in an ambulance and took him to a small local hospital, he still didn't know what had happened to Paisley.

I don't know who made the calls, but 40-something volunteers went out where that accident happened, walked side by side until they found Paisley. To make this long story short, Paisley is fine, no one single broken bone. I don't know who to thank for "rescueing" Paisley, but I did want to share this story of a group of strangers and their generous giving of themselves.

My brother - he has no idea that Paisley has been found. He's in a drug induced coma. The doctors are hoping that they will be able to start letting him wake up towards the end of this coming week. We thought his leg might have to be amputated, but today's surgery (his 2nd surgery) gave us hope that that would not happen.

My sister in law has been told that once Mike is waking up and stable that she will be able to take Paisley in to be with Mike.
 

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Oh Lynne, I'm so sorry this has happened to your brother & sweet Paisley, but I'm thrilled to hear that both are OK!! What a wonderful group of people who went out searching for Paisley!!
 

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Lynn, that really is a heart warming story! I have tears in my eyes just reading it.
First, I'm so glad your brother will be alright. I hope his recovery goes smooth and he's home in no time. I'm also thrilled they found Paisley and she's alright. I'd love to see the relief on your brothers face when he's told she was found. What a wonderful group of people to go out and look for her.
Good thought and prayers for your bother and please keep us posted.
 

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Oh Lynn, I am so glad to hear this news!!! I hope his recovery will go well and I love that Paisley made it through and I think that will help your brother so much when he comes out of the coma.....to know that his little friend made it too!!!:wub:
 

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Oh wow! what a story. I am so happy they have found Paisley well and I am sure anxious about your brother. Best wishes to you all. :grouphug:
 

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I'm glad your brother is going to be okay. I bet that little dog misses him!
 

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My brother (Mike) was in a bad motorcycle accident in Kanab, Utah on Thursday afternoon. He hit a guardrail at 65 mph, flipped his bike end over end. He was in serious condition for awhile, but we know now that he is going to be alright. He still has a rough road ahead of him.

He has a special buddy that goes everywhere with him. Her name is Paisley. Mike has built a special seat on his bike for Paisley and has rigged up a harness that is attached to him. Here's a couple of pics of Paisley on the bike with him.

Yes, Paisley was with him that day.

After the wreck, Paisley was not attached to her harness, and there was blood on the harness. Mike called and called for Paisley, but she didn't come. They loaded Mike in an ambulance and took him to a small local hospital, he still didn't know what had happened to Paisley.

I don't know who made the calls, but 40-something volunteers went out where that accident happened, walked side by side until they found Paisley. To make this long story short, Paisley is fine, no one single broken bone. I don't know who to thank for "rescueing" Paisley, but I did want to share this story of a group of strangers and their generous giving of themselves.

My brother - he has no idea that Paisley has been found. He's in a drug induced coma. The doctors are hoping that they will be able to start letting him wake up towards the end of this coming week. We thought his leg might have to be amputated, but today's surgery (his 2nd surgery) gave us hope that that would not happen.

My sister in law has been told that once Mike is waking up and stable that she will be able to take Paisley in to be with Mike.
Thank you for sharing this story, Lynne. And, yes, it is very heartwarming.

I pray that your son has a complete recovery. I know something like that will take time. How wonderful it will be for your son to see Paisley again! I think Paisley will help your son heal faster.

Just a suggestion, Lynne. If you have not done so already, you might want to consider sending a letter to the editor of your local newspaper with this story. It is a wonderful story to share ... and, most importantly, a wonderful way to thank the many strangers that were there to help your son and Paisley.
 

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My heart goes out to you and your family. Thanks for sharing the story with us. It was defiantely heart warming! :wub: Please keep us updated. :D
 

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Oh Lynne, I'm so sad to hear about your brother and I'm sending prayers to you and your family and especially to Mike for a full recovery.

Thank goodness that Paisley was found and not injured. I know that Mike will be overjoyed to see her and that she will help his healing process. If you need anything, please let me know.

Hugs and prayers coming your way.
 

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I'm so glad to hear that your brother is going to come through this...and what a relief that Paisley was found unharmed. Is Paisley a french bulldog?
 

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Lynn, I'm praying for your brother and that he has a complete healing.

That's miraculous about little Paisley - I'm so glad Paisley was found safe and sound. On top of your brother's accident y'all must have been frantic about Paisley!

I've heard of people in comas who actually were helped by having their pets brought in to them. I realize your brother is in a drug induced coma, but I wonder if they would let Paisley visit before they bring him out of it. A few years ago my hubby was placed in a drug induced coma for about two weeks due to an illness and although I can't say for sure as I have no medical training, it sure seemed like he was aware of somethings that were going on around him - if only a sound or a touch. We didn't have Sophie and Annie back then though so I don't know if they would have allowed them to visit or not

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Lynne, what a miracle either are both alive....your dear brother...I know he will want to know where his baby is as soon as he awakens. I hate motorcycles....I've seen too many people get badly hurt on them. Hugs to you...please let us know how he's doing.
 

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Lynne, many prayers being said for a full recovery for your brother and many prayers of thanks being said for Paisley's survival and for the kind and caring search team who went out without hesitation to find her. She looks like a Frenchie and I love the brindle coat.
 

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That is quite a story! I hope your brother heals well, you'll both be in my prayers.

How amazing that so many people got together to look for Paisley and how wonderful she's ok!

Just a suggestion, Lynne. If you have not done so already, you might want to consider sending a letter to the editor of your local newspaper with this story. It is a wonderful story to share ... and, most importantly, a wonderful way to thank the many strangers that were there to help your son and Paisley.
I think this is a great idea. What they did was selfless and caring and wonderful and this would be a great way to thank them.
 

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I am just seeing this and so sorry to hear about your brother and I will say prayers for a complete recovery for him. It is wonderful though that when he does realize what has happened that he finds out that all those wonderful people came together and found his riding buddy all safe and sound. That should make him feel a lot better hearing that.
 

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Thanks for the suggestion about writing the newspaper. I hadn't thought about that but will do so.

Yes, Paisley is a french bulldog. Isn't she cute!
 

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That is great news...Im sure as soon as your brother wakes he will be asking about Paisley and thank the lord they are both ok it will make his healing faster...
 

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Lynn so sorry about your brothers accident but relieved to know he should be OK.... the story of little Paisley's 'rescue' is indeed heartwarming! When your brother awakens what a thrill it will be to see his Paisley and to know he is fine!
 

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Lynn, I don't know whether to cry or be happy. Well I am happy that your brother will be ok, but oh......but the pain he's going to be enduring will probably be horrible! I hope he recovers 100%.

And bravo!! :aktion033: that Paisley has been found unhurt!!! That is a miracle worth cheering over!!!!!! I'm sure he'll be the medicine your brother needs the most.
 
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