Thursday, March 13, 2008

Remembering Dustin

Got an email from a friend of the fanblog last night because he thought it was be nice if all Mount fans heard about the story of what occured on the floor after the Mount's NEC final win over Sacred Heart last night at the Pitt Center in Fairfield Connecticut.

The Mount community has been dealing with the fact that one of its students, Dustin Bauer, was seriously injured in a fall over of the weekend on campus. Bauer was a big fan of the Mount basketball program, and likely would have been inside the Pitt Center if not for his injury. According to the Baltimore Sun website, Bauer has been on life support at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore since the accident, and according to an Associated Press report, he is being kept alive pending final farewells from family members who are having his organs harvested for transplant.

Here's the story as is was told in the email...."When Coach Brown was cutting down the net, he left the last strand of net on the rim and said "That one is for Dustin." There wasn't a dry eye on the court, between the players, the coaches, and the fans. Unbelievable moment I wish I could have been there for."

I agree, it's a moment and a story that is worth retelling.

Again, our thoughts and prayers are with Dustin Bauer, his family and friends at this moment. Certainly, the most difficult of moments that life presents us, faces them right now.

The family has established a website where you can offer your
thoughts and prayers.

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