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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:08 AM
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My grandson was mugged today
Beaten and kicked badly. He'll require major dental/mouth work. All this for his wallet. What a sick world. Broad daylight.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:18 AM
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1. What a horrible thing to have to experience. That it happened in broad
daylight makes it worse. Wishing him a quick recovery.

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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:25 AM
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2. Thank you very much. He's only 18. We are
quite shaken by this.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:29 AM
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3. I'm so sorry, my dear emilyg...
That sounds just awful.

I hope he'll get some emotional/psychological support in addition to the physical...

Hugs to him, you, and everyone who loves him...

:hug: :hug: :hug:
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:32 AM
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5. Thank you Peggy. Hugs to you.
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:29 AM
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4. It's a horrible experience... and you may want to recommend some counseling/therapy.
.
.
.
I got mugged by four men when I was just 18. I didn't realize just how traumatic
it was (I was in a pretty macho military culture) until I realized that I had been
a walking arsenal for a year after the event.
.
It was only after a full year that I was able to unclench and start living like a
human being again -- and I didn't have major physical trauma as a result.
.
.
.
Empathic strengrh and healing vibes to him.
.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:34 AM
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6. Thank you MFM - I suggested
counselling.
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:05 AM
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7. So sorry for him and the whole
family. I'm with the counseling suggested people but want to add that you/he should also check to see if there is a victim/witness coordinator and/or fund in your state. Some states have a fund set up to help people with cost associated with the crime. They might help pay for the hospital, dental work and counseling. They are also a very good resource for finding help and should it get into the court system provide your grandson with help and inform him of his rights, like to know what is going on. Good luck and I hope he can over come and heal quickly from this. Your state's attorney should know if there is one and how to contact them.







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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:32 AM
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9. CC - thank you for the info - I'll
pass this on to my daughter.
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:40 AM
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11. If she can't find anything
in her state easily might try contacting http://www.mdcrimevictims.org I know they are MD but they might have numbers for other states. Good luck.
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:26 AM
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8. That's awful. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
Agree with the counseling advice. He's had a very traumatic experience, never know how that could manifest down the road. A good idea to talk it out with someone outside the family.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:34 AM
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10. Thank you bluesbassman.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 03:37 AM
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12. I'm sorry and hate to hear that.
Best wishes to him and the family for finding strength and the right kind of support.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 02:11 PM
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19. Thank you JL.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:18 AM
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13. please give him all our best.
that's a very rough thing to go through.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 02:12 PM
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20. Thank you xchrom.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:36 AM
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14. OMG! I am so sorry. :^( All my best prayers and healing vibes are going out for him.
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 08:37 AM by GreenPartyVoter
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 02:13 PM
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21. Thank you GPV.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:20 AM
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15. {{{emilyggrandson}}} How TERRIFYING!! OMG.
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 11:20 AM by WinkyDink
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 02:14 PM
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22. Thank you WinkyDink. It was terrifying.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:25 AM
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16. That is terrible!
My best to him and all of you who love him. What a world!
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 02:15 PM
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23. Much appreciated.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:11 PM
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17. I am sorry


:hug: Hope he feels better soon and that they catch the folks who did it.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 02:16 PM
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24. Thank you. It was 2 guys and a 3rd older
man was the driver of the van they got into.
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:13 PM
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18. But he would've been safe if he was carrying a gun!
:eyes:

What a horrible situation. I've been there before. Been robbed, been beaten, been left for dead. But I refuse to carry any weapon to this day. I hope for a speedy recovery for your grandson.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 02:17 PM
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25. I am glad there were
no guns involved. So sorry it happened to you.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 02:43 PM
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26. Update
They just arrested one of the creeps. Hurrah.
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 02:44 PM
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27. That is very good news.
Thanks for the update.

BTW, how's your grandson doing?
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 02:56 PM
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28. Thank you for sking. He
had 5 temporary teeth put in so he can eat now. Went back to school. I'm meeting them tonight.
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 03:11 PM
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29. Glad to hear he's recovering and getting back on his routine.
Keeping busy will do wonders for him. Wish him the best when you see him!
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 04:16 PM
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30. I will. Thank you.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 06:28 PM
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33. I'm glad to hear that...now for the rest of them!
Wishing him a speedy recovery.
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 05:21 PM
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31. I hope somebody beats the shit out of those animals n/t
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 07:30 PM
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35. I wish I knew someone with Mafia connections.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 06:25 PM
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32. Sick world indeed, Emily...wish I had some answers for you, but I don't.
Right now, we are in a period where everything just seems so wrong, so lacking in civility, so violent, so confrontational.

We didn't have a "9/11" in Arizona...but the aftermath has produced a similar rumbling, with a difference. After 9/11, for a very, very brief period of time, people said "please" and "thank you" and instead of honking their horns and flipping people off they would slow down and smile and wave people into traffic.

After Arizona, all we got was a bigger divide than the one we had before the shots were fired. It was like everything wrong in our world was put under a microscope and we were all forced to take a look.

Tonight, I'll pray for your grandson, and I'll pray for you. That's all I can do. Maybe one day, when we leave this world behind, we will all make perfect sense out of the senseless. I don't know. Faith doesn't ask us to believe in that, it demands it. And there are days when that demand seems as unreasonable as unreasonable gets.

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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 07:32 PM
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36. Thank you. I miss the feelings and friendship we had towards each other after 9-11. My
faith has kept me going during this.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 06:56 PM
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34. At least he's alive.
:hug:

Teeth and bodies can be fixed. New wallets can be brought. More money will be made.
Give him my best.

:hug:
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 07:32 PM
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37. Yes. Thank you - I will.
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 08:54 PM
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38. I'm so sorry . Hugs, prayers, good vibes. Counseling sounds like a good idea.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 09:35 PM
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39. Thank you so much. Here's the 1 creep that
was arrested

Offender Details
Offender Name: CAMERON MARC BOURBONNAIS
Offender ID:
2011288896
Date of Birth:
Age:
Race:
Gender:
Male

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