Print Page | Close Window

would you lose a leg to save a persons life ?

Printed From: Black Hair Media Forum
Category: Lets Talk
Forum Name: Talk, Talk, and More Talk
Forum Description: In this Forum, the talk is about everything that can be talked about.
URL: http://Forum.BlackHairMedia.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=350817
Printed Date: Nov 14 2018 at 5:17am


Topic: would you lose a leg to save a persons life ?
Posted By: bunzaveli
Subject: would you lose a leg to save a persons life ?
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:40am
fcuk that, no thanks.

Originally posted by palmbachpost palmbachpost wrote:


Boynton Beach man who lost leg in crash says it was worth it to save another man’s life

DELRAY BEACH —

His right leg was amputated, his left foot is fractured and he’s spent weeks confined to a hospital room, away from his wife and four kids.

But Angel Soto Jr., who lost his leg in October after being crushed between two vehicles as he was aiding a victim of another wreck, said he’d do it all over again if it meant saving another person’s life.

Losing a limb is traumatic, but having helped save the life of Boynton Beach resident Alexander Proscurshim was well worth it, Soto said on Monday, the first time he spoke publicly about the accident.

Proscurshim was sitting by his crashed Nissan pickup in the 3200 block of Old Boynton Road just west of North Congress Avenue, bleeding from his head. Soto extended his arm to help Proscurshim stand and walk away from the vehicle. Seconds later, David Plotkin’s Porsche slammed into the pickup, shredding Soto’s right leg.

“I think it would have been a very tragic end for Alex,” Soto said during a press conference, where he sat in a wheelchair with his wife Eileen nearby.

Proscurshim, interviewed a few days after the crash, said the fact that Soto stopped to help a stranger in need was remarkable.

“He didn’t have to stop, most people don’t stop. I just think this speaks to who this man is and his character,” he said.

While Soto is glad to be alive, his road to recovery will be long and painful. His doctors have told him he needs to learn how to support his body on his left leg before he can learn how to walk using a prosthetic leg. But all that can’t be accomplished until Soto’s fractured foot heals.

Besides his visible injuries, Soto also has to heal emotionally, said trauma surgeon Dr. Gene Rodriguez, who first cared for Soto when he was wheeled in to Delray Medical Center’s emergency room.

“It’s going to be a hard one,” Rodriguez said.

Soto vividly remembers almost every detail of that day, when he was heading home with his wife after finishing up the week’s laundry.

He remembers hearing a “bang” near Old Boynton Road and telling his wife to wait in the car while he approached the crash site to see if there were any injuries. He then encouraged Proscurshim to stand up and talk to him, and looked into the car for any additional victims.

Soto remembers laying on the Porsche’s hood, blood all over him, as Proscurshim told Soto not to look down at his leg. When he did, “it was a bloody mess.”

“The car came and hit so hard that i could not feel my legs,” Soto said.

Soto also remembers waking up to a leg full of stitches and bandages. A few days ago, he took a first look at what’s left of his right leg, a stump just above the knee that will eventually fit a prosthesis.

The stitches and staples together form a smiley face, Soto said. “It’s kind of cute.”

Despite his positive attitude, Soto said he felt angry at Plotkin for being careless behind the wheel, and added he thought Plotkin was texting or using his phone at the time. Boynton Beach Police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said nothing in the crash investigation indicates that Plotkin was texting or on the phone before the crash. Slater added that no criminal charges will be filed.

Court records show Plotkin was charged with careless driving. He is also being sued by Soto for at least $15,000 in damages. Soto’s attorney, Arthur Garcia Jr., said that amount could change.







Replies:
Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:41am
some final destination ish?

-------------
I just can't stand the negro british midget. He brings out the worst in me.....

...
I sometimes think AfroK is gay and either doesn't know it or won't admit to it..


Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:41am


Posted By: nimkola
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:44am
For family and select friends - yes.
Anyone else...my condolences.


Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:45am
Originally posted by nimkola nimkola wrote:

For family and select friends - yes.
Anyone else...my condolences.
lmao


Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:45am
no

-------------
Hi BHM!! Lovely day I'm having. How about you?


Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:46am
then again, depends on how much you mean to me...

-------------
Hi BHM!! Lovely day I'm having. How about you?


Posted By: James Avery
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:47am
Originally posted by nimkola nimkola wrote:

For family, children and select friends - yes.
Anyone else...my condolences.


-------------
God bless




Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:48am
yeah I would.
I just saw this commercial about this boy losing his leg and now hes a starting center for his high school football team.
 
Id be ok, I cant just let someone lose a loved one because of a mere limb.
Life>>>>>>


-------------
Never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee
Donne

Havmercy Dez Bryant


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:53am
no i wouldnt.

and in this case how was he supposed to know another car was going to come along and hit him.


Posted By: freedom76
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:54am
YES

-------------
I find women that encourage double standards on other women disgusting./femmefatale85


Posted By: _ConcreteRose_
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 8:54am
I think this is one of those situations that you don't know what you will do until your are in that situation.

-------------
https://40.media.tumblr.com/5ba9e0be75128d9fefb41178032b37f9/tumblr_nm5ltoJrGx1skqlxjo1_540.jpg


Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:02am
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

no i wouldnt.

and in this case how was he supposed to know another car was going to come along and hit him.
hypothetical question based off the story i posted, when asked if he would do it again, he said yes he would.


Posted By: iGotSunshine
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:03am
Wait did I read that right?
He's suing dude?


Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:05am
Originally posted by iGotSunshine iGotSunshine wrote:

Wait did I read that right?
He's suing dude?
he's suing the guy that drove into him, when he tried to help the victim.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:07am
Dang. This is a hard question...

I'm gonna have to go with no


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:10am
Nigguhs is sh*t outta luck with me.
I'm not playing hero.


Posted By: acaraway
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:11am
Nope.
Unless it was my brother, or maybe another close family member.
 


Posted By: Serwa
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:14am
Originally posted by _ConcreteRose_ _ConcreteRose_ wrote:

I think this is one of those situations that you don't know what you will do until your are in that situation.
 
I agree. Every situation's not going to be the same. I could go in saying that I'd gladly lose a leg to save a life and end up losing my life in the process.
 
And it doesn't sound like he intended to lose his leg by helping him either.


-------------
"The truth has a greater power than a hundred lies." -Howard Zinn


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:15am
Originally posted by bunzaveli bunzaveli wrote:

Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

no i wouldnt.

and in this case how was he supposed to know another car was going to come along and hit him.
hypothetical question based off the story i posted, when asked if he would do it again, he said yes he would.

yeah but my point is his reaction was normal because there was no perceived danger in helping but its different when you "know" youre going to lose a leg.
if you asked me would i give up a kidney for someone i knew who was going to die if they didnt get one.  i could tell you without a doubt (been there) no i would not.


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:16am
i can only see this happening for my little ones.

-------------


Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:17am
how many of you even have life ins policies on ur parents, kids, sibs etc...
 
It may be time to cash out & let that mofo go if the price is right


-------------
Hi BHM!! Lovely day I'm having. How about you?


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:26am
For mom, s/o, and brothers.

-------------
"I don't give a flying pretzel in skittle rainbow hell"


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:36am
Biggest fear is to lose a limb........so Ima see you at the crossroads.

-------------
When I read some of the post on BHM.


Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:39am
oh, so yall just gonna skip over my post??  I guess its very telling that most of yall DONT have policies on fam & when an unexpected death pops up, yall will be online begging for donationsStern Smile

-------------
Hi BHM!! Lovely day I'm having. How about you?


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:41am
I would love to say yes but going in knowing I'm gone lose this limb and have a hard road to recovery? Prolly not. U would have to be someone i love.

The guy here didn't help this man knowing he'd end up like this. I'll take what he said with a grain of salt. He might be that good person to do the sh*t again knowing.....but at the same time... what else he gone say when put on the spot? It's wrong to say that u would choose yourself over a stranger.

-------------
Chris and Koochie split! - Mrshairdo

Sometimes when sh*t happens...you say fucc - Cyndi Lauper

let's look death in the face and say "whatever man". -Hurley.


Posted By: keelolo1
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:46am
Only for family


Posted By: Yardgirl
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 9:59am
Originally posted by nimkola nimkola wrote:

For family and select friends - yes.
Anyone else...my condolences.

Originally posted by _ConcreteRose_ _ConcreteRose_ wrote:

I think this is one of those situations that you don't know what you will do until your are in that situation.


-------------


Posted By: Missvw
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 10:13am
Originally posted by Bunnyahh Bunnyahh wrote:

no


Posted By: OrriannaRose
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 10:22am
That's an easy question. Risk a limb for a stranger's life? HCensoredll NO.

-------------


Posted By: CamiK
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 10:49am
Originally posted by nimkola nimkola wrote:

For family and select friends - yes.
Anyone else...my condolences.
DAMN!!!!


-------------
Last thing I wanna do is hurt you, but its still on my list..


Posted By: Faithfully2002
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 11:19am
It depends…

-------------


Posted By: el_bandido
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 12:03pm
it depends how i feel that day 

-------------


Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 2:27pm
this year we had a mother lose both legs to save her kids in a tornado.. 

-------------


Posted By: SWEETBREAD
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 3:08pm

To save a stranger I'm sorry..........NO.



Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 3:10pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

yeah I would.
I just saw this commercial about this boy losing his leg and now hes a starting center for his high school football team.
 
Id be ok, I cant just let someone lose a loved one because of a mere limb.
Life>>>>>>

girl....


-------------
You can't just walk in with a huge banana and expect everything to be peaches.

If you no know me brotha, I no like wahala.


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 3:11pm
were not talking about a pinky finger here. 


-------------
You can't just walk in with a huge banana and expect everything to be peaches.

If you no know me brotha, I no like wahala.


Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 3:14pm

I doubt that he'd say "I should've let him die."



-------------
Life is good!


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 3:27pm
I'll pass.......

-------------
yo


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 3:38pm
image

-------------


Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 3:44pm
Originally posted by nimkola nimkola wrote:

For family and select friends - yes.
Anyone else...my condolences.
Lmao this. That still wouldn't stop me from talking about it everyday until I die. Never being able to dance en pointe again? You better take care of me for life.Cry
Cry

-------------
Mrs.ImThatModdlessDiva
TWERKIN' MY WAY DOWNTOWN
CARS DRIVE PAST
DRIVERS CRASH AND I'M LOWDOWN
-Midna


Posted By: teendiva
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 4:49pm
That's easily a no

-------------
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.
-My dude Emerson


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 5:04pm
Originally posted by Positive K Positive K wrote:

yall know damn well yall wouldn't...yall won't even let a stranger borrow $10 but u gonna give a leg smh liars
LOL

-------------
<--Classy & Educated O.

"You're telling us your beefing with your bf's mother over $1 ice cream like it was blood diamonds." RickyR



Posted By: Princess_S
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 5:09pm
If I was trying to save someone and lost a leg i guess I would live with it.
 
But going to save someone (other than parents.siblings) knowing I could lose my leg... nah aint happening


Posted By: Princess_S
Date Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 5:09pm
Originally posted by Lilaca Lilaca wrote:

image
LOLLOL



Print Page | Close Window