A tragic reminder of the need for safety outdoors

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cambridge High School grad Chad Fuller, his family and friends after a weekend accident in which he suffered a broken neck and paralysis.

His father, Bob, is a former McCook High School football coach now at Grand Island Central Catholic, and his mother, Jo, is a Cambridge city councilwoman.

The accident is a reminder of how our lives can change in an instant.

Enjoying a family get-together over the weekend in St. Paul, Chad suffered the injury on a popular slip-and-slide device at his brother’s home on a lake.

He’s an assistant principal at David City.

Chad and his family are receiving an outpouring of support from the school and coaching community across the state, and as anyone who has gone through a similar experience knows, it is needed and appreciated.

Unfortunately, stories of tragedies are all too common during the summer, but we shouldn’t let them prevent us from enjoying exercise and other activities that are only available this time of the year.

It goes without say that we should take simple precautions and watch out for ourselves and others while we’re enjoying the outdoors.

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