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    Wishing All the Best to a Crash and Burn BMWMOA Family Member

    At the rally this year, we were approached by a gentleman who asked if we would be willing to sign a card for a fellow BMWMOA member who was involved in a very serious crash on his way to the rally.

    We were told he lost control of his motorcycle in a curve and went into a ditch. While the motorcycle flipped into the air, some how the gas cap came off and the rider was covered in gas when the motorcycle came to land on him. Unfortuantely, the gas ignited and the rider sustained burns over 50% of his body and was transported to a hospital (burn unit) in Philadelphia where he is undergoing skin graphing.

    I would just like to say that I'm praying for this family member and wishing him a speedy recovery.
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    A verry sad event

    I too would like to say to the crash victim my heartfelt sympathies and the best wishes I can conjure up for your recovery!!!

    This is much more impt. than all the talk about the heat!

    In a huge crowd of over 7330 attendees there is every chance someone will get very unlucky. I know I did coming home from Gillette.

    Can we find out how he's doing and maybe an address for cards??
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    Found this on the MOA Facebook page...

    Clem has been transferred to the burn unit at the University of Michigan.
    His son stated that he was going into surgery today and was having his right leg amputated below the knee due to the extensive 4th degree burns. He also has developed pneumonia.
    I am not sure of the address to send cards to, but it should be easy enough to look up the hospitals address online, just address them to Clem Pardales, care of the burn unit.

    Please keep Clem in your prayers and Ride Safe.....

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    Thanks for posting the info on Clem's transfer. I signed the card that was making the rounds in the beer garden, but will be sure to pray for him and will send a card to the Michigan hospital soon.
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    Bummer

    Wish we would do a collection and try to help a brother out. My thoughts will be with him I cant imagine what him and his family must be going through. I will keep a eye on this thread to see if we do something along the lines of a collection

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    Prayers sent.

    Our prayers are with him.
    Speedy recovery Clem, my fellow rider.
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    I was hoping our "family" would away with no major mishaps going to or from the rally. So sad to read this.

    Thoughts aand prayers are with you, Clem.

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    Best wishes and prayers to Clem !
    I think may be we as the moa or charter clubs can make a donation
    can some one get Clems address ?
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    Clem's address

    Here is Clem's address:

    Clemon Pardales

    1181 Banbury Cir, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

    I will be sending him his rally packet along with a t-shirt. I have thought of him and his family often.

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    I always hate reading these stories

    about a member of our family crashing. Unfortunately, as we age, it's almost inevitable.

    Best wishes to Clem and his family. He will be in my thoughts.

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    Best wishes to Clem during his recovery. I am so sorry to hear of his accident. I will be thinking of him and his family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eschwab855 View Post
    Wish we would do a collection and try to help a brother out. My thoughts will be with him I cant imagine what him and his family must be going through. I will keep a eye on this thread to see if we do something along the lines of a collection
    We can do something right now! Below in this post is Clem's address. If everyone at the rally or every member of this club sent him a card with just one dollar in it...I think that would help and we wouldn't all have to stand around waiting for somebody to organize something. So just do it. We can all afford to part with a dollar and put a stamp on an envelope and send it to him to help him out with whatever he needs.

    So just do it! Show him we really care and that we are trying to help. Many small efforts can create a bigger effect....My card is in the mail...

    Here is Clem's address:

    Clemon Pardales

    1181 Banbury Cir, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

    Here is the Burn Unit address:

    Here is the address where you can send cards.Clem Pardales
    C/O
    University of Michigan Health System
    Trauma Burn Center
    1500 E. Medical Center Drive
    1C-421-UH
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5033
    Last edited by PattiB; 08-02-2011 at 07:49 PM. Reason: more info
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    Quote Originally Posted by PattiB View Post
    We can do something right now! Below in this post is Clem's address. If everyone at the rally or every member of this club sent him a card with just one dollar in it...I think that would help and we wouldn't all have to stand around waiting for somebody to organize something. So just do it. We can all afford to part with a dollar and put a stamp on an envelope and send it to him to help him out with whatever he needs.

    So just do it! Show him we really care and that we are trying to help. Many small efforts can create a bigger effect....My card is in the mail...

    Here is Clem's address:

    Clemon Pardales

    1181 Banbury Cir, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
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    My cards going out in the mail today along with my thoughts and prayers for an optimal recovery

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    Clem Pardales

    This was sent to our club from a family member. This will bring you up to speed on his condition. The member who is speaking directly to his son will be inquiring if the family would accept the financial help we could help provide.

    Respectfully, John Saarinen

    FROM HIS Family:

    Friends and Family,

    The surgery went well for Dr. Pardales yesterday without complications. They did take his right leg just under the knee, and due to the severity of burns and inability for skin grafting to proceed on the left leg, they ended up having to take the left leg, (also below the knee), as well. This was not a complete surprise, as we knew this foot was also in bad shape, but they didn't make this final decision to take it until just before surgery. Fortunately, the amputations are below the knee. This will make the use of a prosthesis easier in the future and there will be less stress on the body when doing so, as opposed to if the amputation was above the knee.

    We will now take it day by day and are expecting that moving forward will be promising. Much skin grafting still needs to be done on his legs and lower body. The grafting that occurred on his right hand is progressing well. I was encouraged when I saw him yesterday, as his color looks good and overall, he appears strong to me.

    Please continue to pray for him. He'll need strength and patience to see him through. We know this will be a long road, and we pray for no complications. Still no visitors allowed and Anne is not yet up for phone calls but we know everyone is thinking about her. She is going back and forth to the hospital from home, so cards sent to the house will be recieved and welcomed. The address is:

    1181 Banbury Circle

    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

    Thank you all, again for your prayers, care and support. I will keep you posted. Please pass on to others who are not on this list...or give me new emails and I will add them to it.

    Melissa

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