Fighting back ...


After hearing my son Ronin would in all likelyhood, not make it ... and that if he did, he would likely suffer extensive brain damage ... I couldn't hold back the tears when an hour or two ago, he woke up - and started telling everyone he needed to get up and take a piss. The wonderful medical staff informed me that his open heart surgery wasn't the issue - it was the extended period of time that he went without oxygen that was the problem. I was trying not to allow my hopes to lift to high - but failed miserably when he open his eyes and asked 'dad, is that you?' ... tomorrow we'll know more. he still has a long way to go - but according to the medical staff in the ICU - his present condition defies all odds. Thank you everyone for your wonderful support ..
much love
JBW

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OliverMurray said…
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Will Machado Geraldton
OliverMurray said…
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Will/Machado Geraldton
scorpio said…
Dear John

I am so pleased to hear that your son has a strong heart like his dad.

I was so saddened to hear about his condition but now elated about his waking up and it would appear that his brain deficit is not as bad as first thought.

Warmest regards and blessings


Nikki Lange
Melodie said…
That is Fantastic news! :)
I will go to sleep now with a smile on my face.
Melodie said…
That is Fantastic news! :)
I will go to sleep now with a smile on my face.
scorpio said…
Dear John

It is so wonderful that your son has a big strong heart like his dad. I was so saddened to hear about his accident and now I am elated that his brain deficit is not as bad as first thought.

My heartfelt thoughts go out to you, your son and the rest of your family.

Warmest regards and blessings

Nikki Lange
scorpio said…
Dear John

It is so wonderful that your son has a big strong heart like his dad. I was so saddened to hear about his accident and now I am elated that his brain deficit is not as bad as first thought.

My heartfelt thoughts go out to you, your son and the rest of your family.

Warmest regards and blessings

Nikki Lange
Brett Morrison said…
You inspire many throughout the wider martial arts community and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
RAAF Base Williams Jujitsu - Laverton
Anonymous said…
Very glad to hear that things are looking up. I hope for the best.
MIck Pope said…
Ditto from me and all of us at Hangar 4
Dan Toole said…
Glad to hear he awake and coherent, all the best for the surgery tomorrow.
Anonymous said…
Kia kaha mate you and your whanau
Craig Cruickshank said…
John,

Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Craig.. Townsville
Neal Martin said…
Very sorry to hear about your son, John. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dev said…
All of us here on the other side of the world are hoping and praying for a strong recovery. You have inspired us with your love of your profession and your love of your family, and anything we can do to support, we will.
Anonymous said…
Our thoughts and prayers are with your son, your family, and you during your sons recovery.

Mammoth Lakes Jiu Jitsu USA
BJJ NZ said…
Fuck Yes!! Go Ronin!!!
Anonymous said…
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family John.
Doctors can only give advice based on statistics and averages, and it sounds like Ronin sure isn't either of those.
Wishing you all the best it is fantastic that he woke up.

God bless from NZ
Ben
Anonymous said…
Sorry to hear about Ronin, happy he is improving. Take care, best wishes.

Harvey
Andrew said…
Very sorry to hear this - best wishes for a full and speedy recovery
Adam Adshead said…
What a mix of emotion! Such terrible news and now a matter of hours later he's fighting back against all odds, which is just amazing!

I told everyone at Factory BJJ today and we're all keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Take care John, we wish you all the best.

Adam Adshead and Factory BJJ
Leyla said…
I'm very glad to hear that it's looking up!
Sending much love,
Leyla
Anonymous said…
So sorry to hear that something so terrible has happened, and so glad to hear that already Ronin is beating the odds! All the best to you and your family in this hard time, and most of all best of luck to Ronin
Mike and Karen Valentine said…
John
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you and your son.

Mike and Karen
USA
Luca said…
All the best for a quick recovery.
Ian Lorentzen said…
Deeply saddened by this event but elated his condition has improved.

Warm regards
Ian Lorentzen
Korbett said…
John,

All of your Seattle crew is praying and sending good thoughts your way.

Korbett
roninryu said…
My thoughts are with you and your family John, hope it all works out.
Matthew Cugola
Martial Arts Qld
Anonymous said…
John, i was so shocked to hear this and then soo releived that he is now looking a lot better. My thoughts and prayers are with you and i hope he makes a full recovery. Michael
Anonymous said…
Was shocked when i found out, and now are so releived to here he is looking better. Hope he continues. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Michael J
Anonymous said…
there are always exceptions to the rule i hope all goes well, sounds promising kia kaha
Mike Fooks said…
so stoked to hear he's on the upswing. We're all thinking of you and your family,John.

Mike and all the team at GroundControl
Mike Fooks said…
so stoked to hear he's on the upswing. We're all thinking of you and your family,John.

Mike and all the team at GroundControl
Unknown said…
John, Just read this and it brought tears to my eyes and a heaviness to my heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May all our strength be given to Ronin to fight back. I know I speak on behalf of all Zen Do Kai when I wish Rionin to make a full recovery and you and your family the strength to survive this ordeal.
Best Wishes
Brad Ross
Cindy Becker said…
Dear John and your family,

Please know I am holding good thoughts and praying for Ronin. It is so exciting to read your news about the progress he's made thus far! I'll be in touch with David for more updates.

Cindy Becker in Sausalito
David's pet sitter
Unknown said…
so pleased to hear ronin is fighting back! its very inspiring to me john how you can put a positive swing on something so horrific..Thank you for sharing your thoughts!but for now,warmest regards and loads of love going out to you guys...GO RONIN!
kelvin @ GSW

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