Sad Loss in Giro del Friuli Venezia Giuli

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Sad Loss in Giro del Friuli Venezia Giuli

Postby brentono » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:31 am

Head injuries claim Casarotto’s life
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Team remembers loving, great guy

Thomas Casarotto has passed away from serious head injuries sustained in a crash
during the Giro del Friuli Venezia Giuli.
The 20-year-old’s parents decided to turn Casarotto’s life support off after four days in intensive care
and donate the youngster’s organs to other patients in need.

Casarotto crashed into a car while descending the Sella Ciampigotto during the event.
He was airlifted to a hospital in Udine where he spent four days in intensive care with a cranial hematoma.

“This is a great loss which leaves us dismayed and speechless,” said Mauro Flora.
“In this difficult moment I want to witness the closeness of the team to the Casarotto family
affected by such tremendous grief.
I ask everyone to support the mother, father and sister of Thomas in such a difficult moment.”

Generali team manager Roberto Zoccarato described Casarotto as one of Italian cycling’s best hopes
when announcing the rider’s passing. “Thomas was a really great guy,” said Zoccarato.
“He could be loving to all and had qualities of true promise.”

Generali withdrew its squad from the race following Casarotto’s accident.
Cyclingnews would like to offer its sincere condolences to Casarotto’s family, friends and teammates

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/head-injuries-claim-casarottos-life
Sincere condolences to Casarotto’s family, friends and teammates.
A very sad loss.
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Re: Sad Loss in Giro del Friuli Venezia Giuli

Postby familyguy » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:19 pm

The 20-year-old’s parents decided to turn Casarotto’s life support off after four days in intensive care
and donate the youngster’s organs to other patients in need.


I hope that much good comes from this sad accident because of this statement.

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Re: Sad Loss in Giro del Friuli Venezia Giuli

Postby brentono » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:57 pm

True Jim,
People doing something very positive, and much good must come from it.
... for those that are interested, a link below-
http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/public/services/aodr/index.jsp
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