Four years ago today my friend Dee got into an extremely bad motorcycle accident. She was a passenger with a guy who was taking her for a ride. He was speeding and not paying attention and rear ended a truck. He ended up with a broken leg and some bad bruises and scratches. Dee on the other hand, well, she went flying and ended up going head first into a telephone pole. She was in a coma and the doctors said she may not make or would end up a vegetable. Well a week or so later she woke up. It was a long road of recovery but she’s doing a whole lot better now. (She’s even got a super cute little baby girl.)
The doctor said that her wearing a helmet was the thing that saved her life. And I just happened to be the one to make her wear it. I made her promise to keep it on and even tightened it up so it was on properly. Well after the crash she called me (and still does) her angel. (I still find that a bit weird) I just believe that it was the helmet; I’m a big advocate for wearing a helmet. It’s the one thing that will be between your head and the pavement if you go down.
Now, I’m telling you this story for two reasons. One; because I just can’t believe it’s been four years already and even though Dee went through that, she’s living a normal, healthy life. And two; if you’re going to ride a motorcycle, please, please always wear a helmet. Because it can be the sole thing that will save your life and it only takes a few moments to put one on.