Interview with Kristina Vogel on the BBC

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by C R, 13 Sep 2018.

  1. C R

    C R Über Member

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  2. T4tomo

    T4tomo Veteran

    Yes, amazingly positive given what she has been through.

    Did I read somewhere that neither the other rider involved nor their cycling body (Dutch) had been in touch. I imagine there may some legal work going on in the background....
     
  3. Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

    Poor thing, I hope she can put some semblance of life back together
     
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    C R

    C R Über Member

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    There was another piece on the beeb yesterday that mentioned the lack of contact from the other party. Very poor form, regardless of any legal issues, at least a how are you doing would have been expected.
     
  5. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

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    shoot!

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    I just cried when I read that. Jeez, that could have been me. I just hope I could have been so positive if I had had a similar outcome.
     
  6. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Very humbling.
     
  7. Captainwull

    Captainwull Active Member

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    I watched a TV program recently about a severely disabled person. When asked if they got upset about being inflicted with their illness they said “no, why should I be, surely it’s better for me to have this when I have a strong and happy disposition than for someone else to have it who might not be, and will then become depressed and suicidal”.
    I hope Kristina can face her paralysis with the same attitude
     
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  8. tallliman

    tallliman Veteran

    Heard this on the Bespoke podcast....truly humbling words, inspirational in the same breath.
     
  9. tallliman

    tallliman Veteran

  10. Shortandcrisp

    Shortandcrisp Senior Member

    When I had my accident by rather stupidly flipping over the handlebars and landing on my head, I initially lost all feeling in my legs and arms. The scariest few seconds of my life. An overriding sense of utter desolation. So I can certainly empathise with how she felt. Fortunately for me, some feeling started to return within less than a minute - unfortunately, that’s when the pain started!
    From my own experience, weird as this may seem, paralysis takes away function from the affected areas but can leave a residue of pain that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with loss of feeling!
    Having experienced this, I truly wish her the best possible outcome for her rehab and a happy and contented future life.
     
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