27 down, 5 to go! Of course next Monday doesn’t offer me any guarantees. I still have to have an MRI of the head and neck to check for any residual cancer. I still have to be seen by a Dermatologist to determine if I have skin cancer anywhere else on my body and of course my skin graft has yet to heal fully so I suspect there will still be months and months of follow up appointments for that as well.
I tell you all that to tell you this, I’m pissed off tonight. I’m not a Jackass fan but Bam Margera and Ryan Dunn are from the Philadelphia area and are well-known public figures. When I first heard of Ryan Dunn’s fatal car crash I assumed Bam was his passenger. As it turns out Bam was not his passenger but instead another good friend of his. According to Fox 29 the passenger died just 100 yards from his home.
I don’t know anything about the passenger but the news said that Ryan Dunn had just turned 34 on June 11. 34 effing years old with everything to live for. Dead. What a waste of a life. 34 years old with the rest of his life ahead of him. *shakes head* It would be pitiful if it weren’t so damn stupid. The story goes he was at a bar in West Chester before getting in his car and driving at 100+ mph. Such a stupid, reckless and a so very tragic thing to do.
Maybe it’s because I almost died this year and maybe it’s because there are no guarantees that I won’t die next year that I’m so bothered by Ryan Dunn’s death. It galls me that an otherwise healthy young person would be so careless with his life and the lives of others. He killed not only himself but his passenger. Even if it turns out that he wasn’t over the legal limit he was still speeding, which in and of itself is reckless. Driving more than 100 mph. What if he’d have hit another car? Who knows how many more he could have killed with his reckless behavior.
I know you shouldn’t speak ill of the dead but I think the police and firemen and EMTs of the area should visit each and every area middle and high school in September with graphic photos and details of the accident site and impress upon the kids who think he and his other jackass idiots are so cool for putting themselves in harms way and injuring themselves deliberately just what behaving like a jackass will really get you — dead.
If life were fair the folks who are so desperately clinging to life, fighting with all they have, suffering through treatments designed to make them sick and miserable in order to live just a few more days, months, years; those people ought to get the years foolish, reckless, cavalier people carelessly toss to the side. It’s not fair. Life is just not fair. My prayers go out to Ryan and his passenger’s family and friends. I hope they are able to somehow find peace.
Thanks for stopping by, I love you all.
With much love,
~ Carol Anne