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Old 05-06-2009, 03:54 PM
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Santo Rugger (RIP Santo Rugger)

Iíve been meaning to write this for a couple of days but honestly I wasnít sure what to say. I found out last week that Santo Rugger was in a motorcycle accident and that he broke both his legs, on arm and was in a coma. On Saturday I was down in Santa Fe playing against his rugby team and then told me that he is finally breathing on his own.

I know that Santo had a lot of people here that he considered friends and I figured I should let you guys know what was going on. I havenít heard any updates since Saturday.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:03 PM
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Doh!

I never met him, but we tried to get together for a dopefest at least a couple times last year when I was in Santa Fe.

I hope he's doing well, please keep us in the loop. What a horrible thing to happen.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:11 PM
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Well, crap. I only know him from his posts but Santo seems to me like a great guy to have a beer with. Hope he's going to be OK.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:12 PM
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Oh no I'm really sorry to read this. My thoughts are with him for a full and quick recovery.

Thank you for letting us know!
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:15 PM
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Is there any way of getting his hospital address in the real world to send a get well card?
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:21 PM
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Holy Crap!

Well that explains a lot I suppose. I am glad he is breathing on his own...shit.

Um, is there any way you know of that his friends online can get a hold of someone he knows IRL?
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:24 PM
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Terrible news, I share a lot of his interests and enjoy reading his posts. Hope he gets well soon.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:29 PM
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Very sad news.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:32 PM
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Oh fuck.....no.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:33 PM
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Damn. Yeah, Santo's a righteous dude. If there's any way to let him know, hope he gets some good meds and a curvaceous nurse.

Best wishes, Santo.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:37 PM
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Wow, that sucks. He's such a great guy.

Due to my own negligence, I missed an opportunity to 'fest with him last June. I really regret it.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:39 PM
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Well, if I was a praying man, I'd pray for Santo.

Instead I think maybe I'll blow something up for him.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:40 PM
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I've just posted a message on his Facebook account asking for any details and will pass them along as I hear them from his friends and family.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:45 PM
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If anyone is in touch with him, add my name to the list of those wishing him to get well soon.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:48 PM
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Um, is there any way you know of that his friends online can get a hold of someone he knows IRL?
I just checked and I deleted the e-mail I got about him. I'll call around to some of the rugby guys and see if I can get a hospital address, I assume there is more then one is Santa Fe. I've tried calling him but his phone goes straight to voicemail (this was before I knew about the coma).
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:56 PM
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Fuck! That is terrible!

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Old 05-06-2009, 04:59 PM
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If you do hear anything, please let us know.

I hope he gets well soon.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:10 PM
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This is not good. Thanks for letting us know.

Please pass on my best wishes to him as well.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:13 PM
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For those of you who are facebook friends, his parents have allowed the posting of their address on his wall so maybe you could send cards, etc. to them?
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:15 PM
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Please let us know if he's doing better. This is a guy I love so much - please keep us updated
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:17 PM
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I wondered why I hadn't heard from him lately. Thanks for letting us know. If you get to see him, please pass along my good thoughts to him. He's one of the few people on the boards that I know in real life.

SANTO GET WELL SOON!
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:22 PM
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Oh dear. Please pass along my good wishes if you have the opportunity
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:28 PM
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Crappy awful news.

I hope we get in touch with someone who can give us updates?
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:30 PM
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How horrible.

I am crap at keeping track of who's who on SDMB, but he's one of the few user names I know (okay, I'll admit, it's 'cause he posted those super cute pics of him with a dog).

I hope he knows so many people are wishing him well.
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:15 PM
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Oh shit!

He's always been a really cool guy on the board! One I'd really like to take a beer (or 20) with.

Just oh shit
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:47 PM
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Poor guy. Here's hoping for a swift and full recovery... it's good to hear that he's already making some progress.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:05 PM
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That's awful. Here's hoping for a swift recovery for him.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:08 PM
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Hopefully now he'll be able to see peoples' future, like Christopher Walken in The Dead Zone. And now he'll have an excuse to use a cane and wear a long black coat all the time.

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Old 05-06-2009, 07:30 PM
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Wow, I really think Santo's a cool guy by all accounts. This is horrible news, and I hope his recovery is quick and complete. Damn.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:42 PM
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Aww man. So very sad.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:48 PM
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Good lord, what awful news! Send along my best wishes as well.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:33 PM
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Fuck me...Rugger, you damn well better get back on your feet again soon. I'm coming out my Mafia hiatus and you best be there huntin' scum with us again!
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:35 PM
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Holy crap!

Cluricaun, I hope you can find out about sending cards to him.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:50 PM
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Wishing him all the best. x
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:20 PM
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Sad news. I'm also wishing him the best.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:21 PM
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I'll add another "Well, crap" to the mix, along with hopes for a swift and complete recovery.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:24 PM
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Oh, no! He's always so nice to me! If anybody does get a real address and it's on Facebook or something, could I get it via PM? I'd really like to send something.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:31 PM
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I just saw this.

That really sucks- he's a great guy. SR, if you can read this, we miss you and we wish you the fastest recovery ever.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:37 PM
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Thanks for letting us know what's going on, and please keep us up to date.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:52 PM
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What awful news! Best wishes for a really quick recovery.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:01 PM
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Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:05 PM
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Best wishes, Santo! Get well soon!
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:06 PM
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I swear, when I saw the title to this thread I thought "Gee, I hope he didn't blow himself up."

I've always enjoyed his intelligent and rational posts - I hope he makes a speedy and full recovery.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:09 PM
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Please Get better, Rugger, if you do I won't call you Santos anymore....

You're a good man, Santo. I always enjoyed playing mafia with you, and always recall our "Three Kingdoms" Mafia dustup with pleasure now. Since then, you've always been a righteous dude in my book.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:17 PM
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I know he's gonna be fine, he's too tough not to get through this!

I also know he's gonna be pissed if he can't play rugby anymore. So here's hoping to a FULL recovery and have him back to smashing heads in no time.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:25 PM
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Well, that sucks. Wishing Santo some good healing mojo from Indiana.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:51 PM
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Wishing Santo some good healing mojo from Indiana.
And from NW Washington.

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Old 05-06-2009, 11:40 PM
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I always considered him an awesome dude.

Here's to a quick and total recovery.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:57 PM
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Honestly, I was so scared when I saw the sticky that "coma" was good news. (And then Himself toddles off on his motorcycle to break into the old state mental hospital to grab movie props. He does have keys, at least. And a sidecar rig. Still.)
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:09 AM
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