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A Very Long Story, Made Short And To The Point...
On March 23 rd,
2003 during a qualifying race for Round 2 of the Western 4-Stroke Nationals in
Stanton, AMA Western 4-Stroke National #17 went down on a muddy corner. While
he was down on
the track the foot peg of a
passing racer struck Michael in the helmet, resulting in a Traumatic Brain
airlifted unconscious to Arrowhead Regional Medical
Center, Trauma Unit in , Ca. Upon his
his head injury was evaluated
and a short time later his immediate family were informed that he was in a coma
and rated at a very low 4 on
Coma Scale. For the first 72 hours we did not even know if Michael Glasgow
would survive the injury. But
being the fighter that he is, Michael did survive it. He remained in a vegetative
state for almost 5 long months
before he could begin his recovery and rehab to overcome this devastating
has been long and costly with many ups and downs. Thankfully he is improving
every day. His family
and his friends are very
hopeful for a FULL recovery and have faith in Michael’s strength, drive and determination.
fund account to assist Michael with medical and other expenses relating to this
tragic accident has been set up by the
If you would like to be a part of this assistance fund, contribution checks
with the account #04465-01222 on
made out to The Michael Stanton Fund can be mailed to:
The Michael Stanton
201 Commercial St .
Nevada City , CA 95959
are updates on Michael’s condition and progress sent in from family & friends that have visited him:
recent news is posted on this page, the very beginning starts at the bottom of the LAST page!
If you would like to start from the very beginning, Click Here and read from the bottom entry on up.
*Anyone that goes to visit
Michael and wants to post an update here about it,
Please put Michael's name in the subject line and send it to CHLNGHER@msn.com
I will post it as quickly as possible. WE NEED MORE UPDATES FROM OTHERS!!!*
Updates And Pictures…
and the Goats
Here are some pictures of Michael
with a few of my goats. The two baby goats
(Sparkle and Twinkle) he is
holding are just a day and a half old. He has the shit
eating grin on his face in the last pic is because he was
teasing the Momma Goats
with some grain. BRAT!! One of them ended up in his lap
HAHA! Michael loves it out
here , there is always something soft and furry to hold
or pet. When we were kids
growing up, we always had animals, and the expressions and
smiles on Michael’s
face whenever he interacts with animals now are always
priceless. Pet therapy is
also priceless J
From: Bob Wyatt
Meeting Michael Stanton
I had the opportunity to meet Michael when I was hired by Theresa to help
retrofit their home to handicap accessible. I worked there for a couple of
months and met Michael for the second time (I knew his dad and met
Michael once briefly prior to the accident).
My first impression was that he didn't know what was going on, or if I was
there or not. I WAS WRONG!! Michael is quite a young man! What I learned
is that he is aware of his surroundings and is trying very hard
to regain all
the basic functional and communication skills we all take for granted. But
his mind is functioning very well! He, like all of us, has a great sense
humor, excellent perception as to what’s happening in the moment, and quickly
learned how to "bust my chops"(give me a hard time). He also can get
and frustrated just like the rest of us.
the time I spent in Michael's new home, I saw the ups and downs of his
daily life and the challenges that both he and Theresa faced.
My life has been forever changed by Michael! He is such an inspiration,
working so hard to recover the daily skills he once had, and at the same
time has the ability to make me laugh! THAT'S AMAZING! Theresa is
amazing too. She will help Michael to return, I have no doubt.
If you are reading this, chances are you are a friend of Michael's and you
had the pleasure of knowing him before the accident. If that's the case then
I encourage you to contact him. Go see him! His recovery is taking time but
you WILL see the Michael you knew before!
was a great deal of improvement in his condition in just the brief
time that I had the pleasure to be around him.
Michael absolutely lights up when an old friend comes to visit. It's amazing
to watch! In my opinion NOW is the most important time in his recovery for
friends to visit.
This guy is a fighter that can be inspirational to all that spend time with
him! I will never take life for granted again. And I will never forget him!
Go see him. He may change your life too! But more importantly: You can
I miss him.
Thanksgiving, 2006, (3 yrs., 8 mos. post injury
and start of the path to recovery)
Michael’s MOM here. Well, Everybody, I’m actually writing an
update that I have intended to do for……
ever . It’s that I have a little on my plate. (Actually, I have a turkey
platter and it JUST floweth over!)
I was recently so generously given a computer from
my good friends Vivian and Bill, and hope to get it set
up and online soon so that I
can do regular updates. Life has settled
down somewhat since the turbulent
days of my divorce and a lot
of you who have stayed connected over the past two years know what hell
that was for both Michael and
So much for that…….
Michael is awesome and wonderful and funny and IS
CONTINUING TO IMPROVE DAILY!!!!! I could
probably will) write a book about
his journey back. I have to say that the
friends and family that visit him
make a HUGE difference in his
progress and I wish each of you would write in with an update after each
encounter with Michael, to let
everybody know what they are missing out on!!!!!!
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving here at Chrissy’s and the pictures show Michael on her quad for the
time . She’s had it for well over a year and we’ve been wanting to get him on it, hoping to have at least one
his motocross buddies to help
us, but we finally decided to take on the challenge by ourselves. You can see by
the pictures, it was a
success! This weekend, Michael’s
holistic practitioner/hands-on healer/good friend,
Bucky , spent a lot of time with
Michael. I credit Bucky
with much of the progress Michael has made once we
came home to . Grass Valley Together, they have conquered so much and
became close friends forever.
Thank you, Bucky.
We have a wonderful, supportive, caring family as
neighbors that we are also truly thankful for, as well as the
precious family members who have been
here for us since Day One, (especially CHRISSY!!!!!)
We have much to be thankful for this year and hope
all of you that are part of this know that we are grateful
for you too (and you all know
who you are.) To the ones who have been
here for us in any way, shape or form,
Theresa and Michael
Subject: Pics of Michael On The 4Wheeler, We Finally Got Him On it!
Date: Thanksgiving Weekend, ‘06
Subject: Pic Of Michael, Mom and Mike Heth Visiting At Clear Lake
Date: Early Fall Of
Subject: Lack of
Date: Summer of
Well it's been way over a year
since the last update was posted here. A lot of you are wondering why,
a few of you know why. Mom and Michael have gone thru
a very difficult and stressful time this past
year (with minimal support), and they have relocated
away from . Not many come around Grass Valley
or call anymore, and to be blatantly honest, I flat
out feel it's just too easy for everyone to use this
page for info on Michael rather than come by, pick up
the phone, or even send a card. (By the way he
had a Birthday).
Contrary to what you all might think, Michael NEEDS
interaction with his friends
and to be able to talk and laugh about memories and
good times of his past, and he can only get that from
visits , phone calls and letters or cards from all of YOU.
This webpage that was keeping everyone up to date
on how he is doing without them in his life has
basically been of no benefit to him, so it seems pointless to
put time and energy into it any more. He has had a
little on and off contact from a handful of his friends
from the motocross life he used to lead, but sadly he
has not seen or heard from most of you since his head
injury almost 3 1/2 years ago, yes it was OVER 3 YEARS
AGO. I know this is harsh, and I apologize to the
handful of you that HAVE made and effort to make a
difference in Michael's life (and you ALL know who
you are - Thanks you guys!), but if the rest of you
only knew how frustrating, upsetting and depressing the
lack of contact really is to us and to Michael. My Mom
made a great point the other day, she said that when
Michael's friends come to visit
it's great for him, but also for her, because there is a little bit of the old
in each one of you. Yah, what a concept.
I'm posting a few pics of him
that were taken over the last year, but if you want any update details, you
need to call or come visit Michael and see for yourself
from now on. Email me at CHLNGHER@msn.com and I
will give you the phone number to contact my Mom and
Michael and she can give you directions to get there
if you need them.
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