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    Amazing, miracle, divine intervention, food for thought, never giving up.
    There is so much more going on than what we can comprehend i believe. All those words posted are just smaller representations to whats happened with Donald Herbert and his quest to return. The timing as well. This whole event over 10 years is buffet for thought.
    HAppy to see fellow brothers able to recognize all that.

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    It is good to hear a story that has a happy ending. I wish Don a speedy recovery
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    It is kind of funny how all the culture of death people have grown silent.

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    By CAROLYN THOMPSON
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    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A brain-injured firefighter who seemed to
    snap out of an almost decade-long stupor just over a month ago has
    been moved to Chicago to continue intensive therapy, his doctor
    said.
    Donald Herbert, who shocked his family April 30 by going from
    nearly mute to a 14-hour talking jag, was moved this week to the
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
    Since his recovery, Herbert, 44, has had sporadic conversations
    and has played with a soccer ball at the suburban nursing home
    where he was living.
    "He gets excited when you talk about his past," his doctor,
    Jamil Ahmed of the Erie County Medical Center, told radio station
    WBEN. "Sometimes he gives a remark, sometimes he makes jokes."
    Herbert is expected to remain in Chicago for a month or two, the
    station reported.
    Herbert went without oxygen for several minutes after being
    trapped under a collapsed roof while fighting a house fire in
    December 1995.
    He remained in a near persistent vegetative state unil Ahmed
    put him on a combination of drugs usually used to treat Parkinson's
    disease, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
    Ahmed had used such drugs to help other brain-injury patients
    regain focus and memory and said he had seen the drugs bring people
    out of comas.
    Ahmed recently described Herbert as responsive and said he had
    recovered from a recent fall that left himwith a slight concussion
    and cut over his eye that required more than 10 stitches.
    Relatives have declined to speak with reporters since early May.

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    The R.I.C. is a wondeful place that does remarkable things. If anyone knows if his family needs anything while in Chicago, please contact me.
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    Very sad to have to pass along that Don Herbert passed away overnight in a local nursing home. He fought the good fight and may he now Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
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    TC thanks for the update.

    My deepest condolences to the family you for their loss.
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    Thank you for the Update.

    To the family friends and BFD brothers and sisters of Don Herbert I extend my sincere condolences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    It is kind of funny how all the culture of death people have grown silent.
    Not silent, just a different situation. It is a private matter and no one elses business, nor is it a political issue or the place of any governmental agency.

    I will make my choices based upon what I feel is right and what the wishes of my wife or her family would be.
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    I'm glad that Don Herbert and his loved ones got to get together what was for the last time before he succumbed to his injuries. It is as if, by the grace of God, he got to say good bye to his family.
    But to go from hope to sorrow in less than 24 hours is just so tragic.
    My condolences to the family of Don Herbert and those at the nursing home who cared for him. They, too, should be remembered.
    I'm so sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie
    Not silent, just a different situation. It is a private matter and no one elses business, nor is it a political issue or the place of any governmental agency.

    I will make my choices based upon what I feel is right and what the wishes of my wife or her family would be.
    I don't disagree with what you said at all. Only, that is not what the discussion is about.

    BTW, I made the post 9 months ago. I call that silent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    BTW, I made the post 9 months ago. I call that silent.
    Wasn't cruisin' this thread then I guess. My point would have still been the same.
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