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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: Greg Contreras (OEBC & OCTO) Progress Updates Reply with quote

Some sad news everyone. Sad Some of you may know if not have seen Orange Empire Bus Company member and OCTO volunteer Greg Contreras as you’ve entered our shows. He was in a serious car accident on Thursday, April 2, 2009. While driving his single cab to work, he was hit head on by an oncoming vehicle that turned directly in front of him. He’s suffering from multiple breaks in both legs, a cracked skull, brain swelling, and several lacerations to his face. The doctors have placed him in a medically induced coma to give the brain some time to heal. They have also placed a stint in his head to help relieve the swelling. He is stabilized but still in ICU. Greg and his wife Carrie are expecting their first child in a few months. Please keep them and their family in your thoughts. If you know Greg, he’s at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA. ICU room 2201 if anyone wants to visit. Visiting Hours are around the clock, even hours. The family is in the waiting room to the left of the ICU. Some have already offered donations to help cover some immediate costs. If you would like to make a donation please contact Corona Ryan at [email protected] and (951) 272-1074 or myself at [email protected] and (714) 374-7506. We all wish Greg a speedy recovery.

More information:
If you would like to make a donation to the Greg Contreras recovery fund, you can do so via paypal to: [email protected]

or

if you would like to mail a donation, or send a note or card please send it to the following address:

Carrie Contreras
1416 Normandy Ter.
Corona, CA 92882

There are also a number of Samba sellers posting parts for which they will donate all or part of the sale to Greg. Here is a link to those ongoing ads:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php?...ton=Search

Please donate if you can.

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Greg with wife Carrie.

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Here are som pics of Greg working the front gate at OCTO:

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Get well soon Greg.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

godspeed to greg and his family. You will be in our prayers and thoughts friend. You will be fine i know it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a horrible situation.

I wish Greg & Carrie the best.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Healing thoughts sent your way, Greg and Kerry and child.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that sucks,get well soon
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no, that totally sucks.

I've talked to him at shows a few times, he's super nice.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get well asap Greg, your in my thoughts
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news.....Get well soon Greg!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Terrible news. I will keep both Greg and Kerry in our family prayers. Erik, keep us posted.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, I'm sorry to hear that.

Get well soon Greg.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am praying for you .
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad Thinking off you and your family to be .Get well lots of people praying for you
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thoughts and prayers go out to Greg and his loved ones. Speedy recovery!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prayers go out to you and your family. Hope you have a speedy recovery and get well soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Greg... Reply with quote

I hate when I get these kinds of emails Crying or Very sad
When I first met Greg at one of our Octo meets, I thought what a pesky, live wire, to much energy. After 2 shows working with Greg I told my partner Paul Hansen, I am steeling this kid from Octo for my toy show. He has the perfect personality to stand in the door way with my wife to deal with 500 people all trying to get in at once.
Greg would personally greet every one with the ink stamp. You might have got it on your hand, maybe your head or where ever he felt it needed to be stuck. He would joke with everybody and still do his job as if he was a top notch security guard. Over the years I have worked with Greg at Octo, Drag Day, Vw Spring Picnic, Bug In, Vw Classics to name a few. He always is ready to go and has something to say (sorta like me) just his personality.

This years (June) Ed Economy Toy and Literature show (VW Classic weekend) I will donate half of every dollar I make at the door way (entry money) to Greg & Family.

I hope to be working on a raffel with some great items with all proceeds going to Greg & Family with a donation type tickets, you can pay $1.00 or $5.00 or $100.00 for a ticket what every your heart fills… Our prayers are with Greg & Family
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An update from "Corona" Ryan (OEBC President):

Good morning everyone. We went to visit Greg and family last night and am just checking in with the update. The family seems to be in relatively good spirits, all things considered. There have been LOTS of friends and family stopping in. Greg's friend Daniel (I assure you, you would know him if you saw him) jumped on a plane from Colorado and has been on constant vigil at the hospital allowing Keri and family to be able to get some rest, showers, etc. Greg was just being brought back to his room after another MRI when we were there. He is still out-cold but according to the doctors that's ok as there has been no regression. Hopefully there should be improvement as the swelling subsides so with any luck we will be talking to our damaged friend. If anyone wants to visit, the family really loves the support.

Again here's the room info:
Arrowhead medical center off of the 10 FWY in Colton (pepper exit- North of the Fwy) ICU room 2201 and the family is in the waiting room directly left of ICU.

We are taking donations to help with whatever they need. If you are interested in donating anything you can take it directly to them if you're going to visit or send it to me and I will take it out. If you want to send a check here, make the check payable to:

Greg Contreras
1416 Normandy Ter
Corona Ca 92882

Any cards, cash or anything else will get to him asap as I will be out there pretty frequntly. Thanks to you all for your support and good thoughts, keep it coming and hopefully we'll have our lad back soon.

Ryan
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He will definitely be in my prayers tonight... Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

god thats terrible all the best buddy from across the pond
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