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Old 07-17-2009, 11:12 AM #1
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Auctions for Adam, 1 NTK Headband!

In June of 2008, 34 year-old Adam Langlais had his life drastically changed forever by an extremely rare brain stem stroke that left him with Locked-In Syndrome. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locked_in_syndrome

Up until that time, Adam enjoyed life. Family and friends have always been of paramount importance to him, and he was a very physical guy.

Here he is, playing with his nephew last October:



Adam started playing paintball in 1990, and has been involved in everything from Big Games to playing in the World Cup with Ku, a team from Japan . He participated in the AKA/AGD Day at Fox 4 Paintball. He has always been an active and keen promoter of the sport, and has introduced dozens and dozens if not hundreds of people to paintball.

Until a few weeks ago, he was unable to do ANYTHING other than blink his eyes and move his eyes vertically since the stroke.

He cannot speak. He has a tube directly to his stomach providing nutrition. He has had a tracheostomy. The area where the stroke occurred is the Pons, which controls voluntary muscle movement.

He is still 100% mentally the same guy, just completely trapped inside his own body.

Here he is with his mom and sister-in-law:



In the past months, he has made some small progress. He can now tap his left index finger, and is able to nod and shake his head for "yes" and "no". He can move his left foot a few inches. Even this much progress is nothing short of a miracle, and is MUCH more than the doctors had given us cause to hope for. In fact, many of the doctors are stunned at his progress, which had been deemed "impossible". So there is hope.

After extensive research, Adam and the family have decided on a stroke rehabilitation facility in Atlanta . Adam lives (and is currently hospitalized) in Massachusetts . While his health insurance will thankfully be covering 80% of his rehab, they will not cover transportation costs. As Adam is unable to embark on a normal commercial flight, he will have to travel to Atlanta by private charter with full-time medical attention. The cost of the one-way flight is $12,000.

For more information and updates go to http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=2796449
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Auction 32:
Up for auction now is your choice of 1 of the new NTK headbands in the picture.


Place your bids in this thread. You are bidding on one headband. Highest bidder gets their choice. If you don't want your bids public PM them to either Destructive Customs or Grandmaster D. They will oversee the bidding.

Shipping is to be paid by the auction winner. Item can be picked up in the Indianapolis area.

This auction was Donated by Indy Extreme Paintball . Thank you for your donation and for caring about Adam and his family!!

This auction ends at midnight EST on July 28th, 2009. Bid early and often!

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Old 07-17-2009, 11:24 AM #2
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