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    30 Days FX tv series

    I did a search to see if anyone talked about this. If i missed it, I apologize and would like to see the link.

    Anywho, did anyone see this episode on FX where a football player spent 30 days in a wheelchair? I thought it was pretty good.

    http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/orig...isodeguide.php

    PARTICIPANT - Ray Crockett, 41
    RESIDES - Dallas, Texas
    OCCUPATION - Retired NFL Cornerback/Real Estate Developer
    AIRDATE - Tuesday, June 10, 2008
    Ray played football for Baylor University from 1984-88 before his NFL draft in 1989. He won two Super Bowl rings in 1998 and 1999 as a starting member of the Denver Broncos. During his fourteen years in the NFL, he also played for the Detroit Lions and the Kansas City Chiefs. Today, Ray and his wife April have three children, a 20-year old daughter named Joi and two sons, 13-year-old Ray Junior and seven year old Darryl. Ray now works as a real estate developer and coaches his older son Ray Junior.
    In 1991, Ray was on the field with the Detroit Lions when his teammate and friend, Mike Utley, was involved in a play that left him paralyzed from the chest down - an event that has not dissipated from Ray's memory. In fact, it is this incident that made Ray want to participate in 30 Days.
    For 30 Days, Ray will live in a wheelchair and will rely on his mental discipline to keep his legs immobile. His home and his car will be retrofitted to accommodate his needs. Coaching duties for his son's football team will continue and Ray will join the Texas Stampede, the wheelchair rugby team featuring players made famous in the documentary film Murderball. He will attend a weekly support group for paraplegics at the Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation and meet with a physical therapist to monitor any potential side effects.
    Throughout his 30 Days experience, Ray will be under the medical supervision of Dr. Robert Bruce in order to track any muscle loss, blood clots, pressure sores or other side effects that could occur while he is wheelchair-bound.
    Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
    -Dorothy Thompson

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    I saw it and thought it was great. The people on the show were a great example for us. You can see it online at Hulu.com for free.

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    very cool, i just watched it on hulu. gret exposure for colours as well. that is their razorblade hes using.
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    very cool, i just watched it on hulu. gret exposure for colours as well. that is their razorblade hes using.
    lol. the first time i read that i completely took it the wrong way lol

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    I saw it as well, and I thought it was good too, especially when they had him go to a normal home, instead of his mansion to see how cramped doorways and walls can be an inconvenience that he never had to worry about with his vast square footage.


    I was also greatly releived that they grazed over the bowel and bladder care issues. Although they are a real part of the plight of any w/c bound sci person, I get irritated when it is broadcast on the loud speakers, you know? It's like... I don't enjoy hearing about the pissing habits of the AB, and I'm sure they don't enjoy hearing about mine. Also, it's nice to be able to refer a friend or someone to watch a show without fully informing them of the inner workings of my urethra.
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    hahah true true fiesty. I'd rather my friends and coworkers not know about catheters and fingers in buttholes.
    Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
    -Dorothy Thompson

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