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A triumphant story ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jeff.pearlman, May 31, 2009.

  1. jeff.pearlman

    jeff.pearlman Member

    Last November I posted something here about Brian Hickey, a Philly-based freelance writer (and my old chum from the U of Delaware) who was left for dead by a hit-and-run driver. Well, the response was pretty powerful, so I wanted to share the below link—Hickey's first article since the accident. It's a piece on his experiences, and, personally, I loved it. Many of us really believe Hickey would either die or remain in a coma. A staggering comeback ...

    Thanks.

    http://www.phillymag.com/articles/comebacks_dead_man_talking/page1
     
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Here's the original link:

    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/64300/

    Powerful stuff, Jeff. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    Outstanding article, and this was my favorite part -- sheer honesty:

     
  4. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Great, great read. All of us who think we've had a past rough year can learn something ...

    "He doesn’t care that he can’t access some of the memories; he just considers them sources that won’t talk."
     
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    bravo!! :D :D :D

    and welcome back, brian! ;D ;D ;D ;D
     
  6. copperpot

    copperpot Well-Known Member

    Wow. That was a great story, period. But to think of where the guy was just five months ago? Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    The part about his buddy having to explain his text to his dad was great.
     
  7. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    Brian Hickey, you rock. Shockey said it: Welcome back!

    Thanks for passing along the great news, Jeff.
     
  8. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Brian Hickey gets my vote as 2009 Time Magazine Man of the Year. Awesome story.
     
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