Cyrus Talmage Cyrus Love

First post: Mar 18, 2022 Latest post: Mar 23, 2023
Life is so fickle, fragile, and full of such extreme uncertainty. We were feeling the deep flow of a fabulous winter ski season where Cy was loving his team of slopestyle play. He had kicked ass at the local CSAT fundraiser doing 116 laps of hiking and carrying skis, strong and committed. Really this boy is one of the most generous, strong, and playful humans I am fortunate to know. He was feeling so good with starting Lacrosse for the first time and just got his new Mountain bike so stoked to join the School of Send Comp team of high level shredders MBR!Tuesday I totally brushed off the phone call, the boys were wrestling on the lawn after school, how bad could it be? They insisted taking him to the emergency room..strap board in ambulance, then the news he could not move his arms, then the X-ray confirming full burst fracture of C3 & C4, then the flight for life from Hood River to Portland. Then so many kind doctors, nurses, social workers for the last 48 hours tracking every vital and just keeping him still and as comfortable as possible.The pain of a broken neck and injured spinal chord. The total shock. Total shock. Now we are in the unthinkable process and fuck I wish I had answers. There are none only lots of caring people and so much PAIN. Cyrus is a warrior of light but fuck this! Really I want to take it all away. yet time is moving so slow. 48 hours at this hospital feels like a life time. We have weeks if not a month before we can leave. Surgery still cannot be determined as the injury is unique. We would like everyone to visualize Cyrus fully recovered moving his arms like the monkey he is, visualize the spine healed, the bones mended back, and that gorgeous neck laughing and moving again. We cannot believe the amazing Hood River Community which is so throughly wrapping us in love and care. My Portland girlfriends who are bringing us meals, clothes, towells, and blankets as we are now camped in a hospital room. The road is long and we are both grateful it is not worse and heartbroken for our beloved son.

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