Team Midwest sends its best to
Carol "BUD" Piercy.
Some of you may know already, but some don't so I am sending this out. Carol Piercy had a pretty bad injury this weekend jumping. Easy landing, fought to get control, then the ski slipped out on him and he ended up displacing his pelvis and breaking his hip. We are hoping for surgery Wednesday, they feel they have the internal bleeding under control. He's in a lot of pain right now and could really use the prayers and support with a card or something. If you don't have their address it is:
1134 EP Lane
To give you an indication of how far his pelvis displaced, during a normal childbirth, there is approximately 1/2 inch of displacement. Dad's was 3 inches. His spirits are good around friends but his family knows his pain. He's worked so hard to get in shape this season and was skiing as good as ever when he first got hurt in July. Didn't really ski all year until Regionals and hurt himself some more. Got almost healed and then this happened. He could use the encouragement.
I know skiing in Nebraska wouldn't have been possible without him and skiing in Iowa wouldn't be the same. Let him know how much he means to waterskiing, especially here in the Midwest.
Thanks for your support,
I wish Bud a speedy recovery.
By the way, the nurses will shit a brick when they read Bud's chart and learn how he broke his hip. It's the last thing they would expect.