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    news article about a friend..

    that i met and was in-patient with at Shepherd...

    Marietta Daily Journal Sports Writer

    MARIETTA - Jerry Watkins, a Cobb County resident who has been a softball umpire for 10 years, didn't go into shock when he was first told by doctors that he would never walk again.

    Still too injured to talk, Watkins calmly accepted the news and grabbed a pen and a piece of paper. He wrote to the doctors, "What are we going to do to get me better?"

    Watkins was told right after his horrific automobile accident that it would be a miracle if he made it through the first night, much less going back to doing what he loves - officiating softball games.

    Life isn't like a bowl of cherries or peaches. It's more like a jar of jalapenos--What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow.

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    Kewl article on your friend, Jeff. Thanks for sharing.

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    Cool, glad he's got back to what he loves...

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    Now this is the kind of stuff I like to read.......I am so happy for your friend. Life doesnt end it just changes a if I could just get the courage to just attempt some things. LOL
    T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

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    COOL story. Happy for your friend.Maybe some day we will all have a story like that.
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