Thursday, October 3, 2013

Good News

Updated: Ben is recovering from HAPE: High Altitude Pulmonary Edema. He is receiving medical at an altitude of 2,000 feet and expecting to make a full recovery. 

Everyone is alive!

We've learned that all five kayakers were airlifted to the city of Dushanbe. One member of the team, Ben Luck, has sustained non-life threatening injuries, primarily hypothermia and HAPE.

The remaining four boys, including Charles and Cooper, are continuing on with their river mission.

Sending positive thoughts to Ben, but otherwise we're a wreck of happy tears and relief over here.


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just recently found your blog and your writing is beautiful! Glad to hear your friends are safe and well.

Anonymous said...

I just recently found your blog and your writing is beautiful! Glad to hear your friends are safe and well.

Bekah said...

Thank goodness!

Kelly said...

Glad everyone is OK!!

Nicolette Gawthrop said...

Wonderful News!

Jess B said...

Such good news. I hope the rest of the crew have a thrilling but uneventful rest of the trip.

Rhett said...

So glad your friends are OK. Love happy endings!

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Sian said...

I am so happy to hear that xxxx

MandeeVK said...

I'm so happy to hear this!! Continued prayers for them all. Also, how BA of the rest of them to continue their mission! xoxo

MandeeVK said...

So happy to hear this! Continued prayers for them all. Also, how BA of them to continue their mission! xoxo

Wendy said...

That is wonderful news!! Thank you for updating us.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, Melina! Even though I don't know you or the kayakers in real life, your relief is palpable. I am so glad for the happy outcome!

Sarah Y said...

Thanks for the updates! This one was the best news :)

Sarah Y said...

Thanks for the updates! This one was the best news :)

Sarah Y said...

Thanks for the updates-- this one was the best news! :)

Sarah said...

Yahoo!! so glad to hear the good news... :) wishing Ben healing thoughts for his leg... and for everyone else an uneventful rest of their trip!

Heather Goodell said...

Yay! So glad to hear everyone is ok!

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Vi said...

Great news! And boy, what a small world it is! I have been reading your blog for about a year and was surprised to see my high school classmate, Cat, in that photo. But she's pretty awesome so it all makes sense. Keep on writing! I love reading about your adventures, big or small.

Hannah said...

Yahoooo!!

Anonymous said...

This is so not the place for this comment, but I don't know where else to leave it:

Your photographs are so beautiful that it almost makes me want to breakdown and join the world of social media so that it's easier for me to stalk and comment. I love reading your words on your blog -- you are a wonderfully expressive and vivid writer -- but your photographs tell an incredible story, too.

Thanks for all you do, Melina.
-Rachel