Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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From the ashes ...


I just came from the hospital with my good friend David Meyer, wh flew out from the USA this morning. What a friend!
Ronin awoke from coma number two today and although in huge pain and talking lots of nonsense - it seems he is close to finding his way out of the woods. The heart Bypass surgeon told me that this was the most amazing and unlikely recovery he has seen in over thirty years of surgery. We don't want to know about the odds - we are just staying focussed on what's happening right now.
I went to my school and taught class last night - and it was heart-warming to be in the presence of so many good and supportive people. Dave will join me for more of the same tonight - off to the hospital now.
Thanks so much to all those of you whose kind and thoughtful best wishes keep us moving forward at this time.
Best wishes
JBW

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Anonymous 4:36 pm

Great news John. All the best for Ronin's recovery, he has shown amazing strength and courage.

John R

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Mike Fooks 4:41 pm

The "odds" are 100% in favour of whatever happens. Which in Ronins case is clearly something very different to what's happened in other cases. Although I am not religious I cannot help but think that the huge amount well wishes are affecting that. Thanks for the updates John, we're all pulling for him wherever we are.

Mike
groundcontrol

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MATE!!
I was shocked to read this John. My wishes and deep thoughts to you and Ronin.
All the best!!
Jai

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Ronin has a warriors heart i am sure that with all of the support and love from everyone acting as a light at the end of his tunnle Ronin will find his way

D & K Cartwright

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Great news John.One day at a time, hang in there mate

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John, that son of yours is remarkable. Great news. We are thinking of you and your family and thank you so much for keeping us updated. Much love to you guys at this time!

Inger & Andrew Craven

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John, that is absolutely awesome news. So good that Dave is there with you as well.

Take care and give our love to Melissa.

Geoff & Dorothie..

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Stoked to hear he is awake again... :)

Super glad your buddy has arrived!
Burdens can be so much lighter when a friend is close by.

Take care

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Thank you everyone - it's so nice to have David here. We just came from visiting with ROnin - and he is much more relaxed - we are hoping he gets some rest through the night - tomorrow will be a big day for him. various tubes, etc - coming out. Reduciton in pain killers. Lots of stuff happening.
Thanks so much everyone
JBW

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Anonymous 9:39 pm

John amazing stuff - told people at the Hangar on Tuesday, many well wishes from us old timers!

Mick Pope

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Recover well, Ronin. John - let Dave & Melissa & co; take of you.

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Andy Gibbs 9:58 pm

Wow!! The news is getting better and better. What an amazing recovery so far. There is certainly no doubt that he's literally got the fight of his life on his hands and any small step toward the positive is great news. But my god Ronin, you're unreal!

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Glad to hear about the recovery and also about you having such warm hearted friends around you. All the best John.

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I am glad to hear the good news and wanted you to know that I am in prayer for you and your son. I could not imagine going through what you are now. Your strength and being there will mean so much to your son!

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Anonymous 2:27 am

Am praying for his speedy recovery now.. God Bless..

Angie (BJJ Borneo)

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Makes all my worries become obviously trivial. Love is the key. Still sending prayers ya'lls way.

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Hello John,
Fantastic news. I know the entire BJJ world has been sending huge amounts of energy into your lives and it is just great to hear that Ronin is getting better. David is truly an amazing man and a great friend. I am very honored to be assosiated with such men like you both. The team out here is happy to hear that things are progressing positevely. Please be well and know that we are thinking of you all.
Respectfully,
Perry "Team Canada"

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Anonymous 7:01 am

Great news John. My thoughts are with your family.
GM

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Anonymous 7:48 am

Great news. Still keeping positive thoughs for you all. Dave and Deb

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Anonymous 8:11 am

Fantastic news ! I have been thinking of Ronin, yourself and your family constantly. May the fast recovery continue.

All the best,

Nick Ovens

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Great to hear of the encouraging progress. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Bryan & Kylee

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Anonymous 9:05 am

So very glad to hear things are looking up for Ronin. Both of you are in my thoughts.

Best wishes

Mark W
Academy of Combat

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Thats awesome John, so pleased. We appreciate being kept up to date.

Cheers,

Phil.

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Anonymous 1:35 pm

It has to be all the prayers :)

Alistair Young
Submission MA

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I have a serious lump in my throat, but it is of happiness. I don't know you or your son, but I am a fellow BJJ practitioner and we are family in this sense. I wish you the best!

Take Care,
Kyle

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