You probably know that a good friend and business partner was injured in a fall from a tree on February 9. He broke the T5 vertebrae and is now paralyzed from the waist down (LINK).
But here's an amazing coincidence: I just learned today that a friend from high school, Scott Harding,who has lived in NYC for almost 20 years now, was injured on the same day, February 9 . . . also crushing T5. Hit and run driver in the City at 3:00 am. Same day, same vertebrae. And, testement to both of them, my business partner is keeping his spirits high and my high school friend appears to be in good spirits too, at least according to news reports (LINK). Article in the NYTimes that mentions Scott: LINK And reference to a place to send donations to Scott here: LINK
Amazing coincidence and doubly makes me ask about whether I recognize the preciousness of my own life and those around me.