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Girl loses 4 fingers in Tug-O-War
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Posted 6/28/08
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) - An 8-year-old girl from Fergus Falls is recovering from multiple surgeries after she had four fingers severed during a tug-of-war game at a charity benefit.
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An accident during a game of tug-of-war at a charity event caused an 8-year-old girl to lose four of her fingers.

Alyssa Martin was at the I-94 BMX track in Fergus Falls on June 20 for a "Race for Life" fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Her father, Cameron Martin, is the track's director.

During an intermission, Alyssa Martin was participating in a tug-of-war for kids. Her left hand was wrapped around the rope and apparently got caught, severing four fingers.

She was rushed to North Memorial Hospital in the Twin Cities, and since then has had multiple surgeries to reconstruct her fingers. Probes in her fingertips are being used to track temperature changes in the damaged limbs.

Cameron Martin said his daughter, who is right-handed, was moved from intensive care to a pediatric ward on Thursday, and that's she's feeling much better.

"Even though she's going through the pain, as a parent it's almost harder to see her have to go through this. It's really tough," Cameron Martin said.

Brent Schiefert, a family friend, said doctors are optimistic that Alyssa will get full range of motion back in her fingers but won't know for sure for another six weeks until the tissue heals and bones set.

The Martins are a family of active BMX racers, and Alyssa is currently ranked eighth in the nation for her age division. Cameron Martin said her goal is to be back racing within two years.

"After they start with the rehab, I don't think it will take that long for her," Cameron Martin said. "The strength and outlook she has is unbelievable for an 8-year-old, and we knew she'd be the same fun, incredible girl no matter what happened."
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Posted 6/28/08
O_o

Bloody ****!!

I am so glad I'm no longer a part of the barbaric reality known as Elementary School!
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Posted 6/28/08
that must've been one really sharp rope
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No offence but that post didnt need to be that long as no ones is going to read the whole thing for such a small matter.
but it is kinda sad but then again 8 yr olds should be supervised by their parents
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Posted 6/28/08
I knew tug-o-war Had something evil about it...I just knew it (Had bad experience)
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helena91 wrote:

No offence but that post didnt need to be that long as no ones is going to read the whole thing for such a small matter.
but it is kinda sad but then again 8 yr olds should be supervised by their parents


Yah, but who would've thought she would've get such an injury from tug-o-wars 'o_o


By the way, I love your avi
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Posted 6/28/08
omg that's crazy
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NiNaBoN wrote:


helena91 wrote:

No offence but that post didnt need to be that long as no ones is going to read the whole thing for such a small matter.
but it is kinda sad but then again 8 yr olds should be supervised by their parents


Yah, but who would've thought she would've get such an injury from tug-o-wars 'o_o


By the way, I love your avi


Yeah but in all fairness tug a war is dangerous, i got hurt a lot when i played i as a kid,
Thanks Fallenmoon made it for me as people on the forums were getting to sexual with me it was scary
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*Shivers*

Back in 3rd grade my teacher participated and... she was in front of me at the rope... and... and...
She's a big woman and her arse nearly consumed me...

Seriously, a true story, except I wasn't "nearly consumed", I was just being smothered by it.
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helena91 wrote:


NiNaBoN wrote:


helena91 wrote:

No offence but that post didnt need to be that long as no ones is going to read the whole thing for such a small matter.
but it is kinda sad but then again 8 yr olds should be supervised by their parents


Yah, but who would've thought she would've get such an injury from tug-o-wars 'o_o


By the way, I love your avi


Yeah but in all fairness tug a war is dangerous, i got hurt a lot when i played i as a kid,
Thanks Fallenmoon made it for me as people on the forums were getting to sexual with me it was scary


Wow ... scary o_O
Posted 6/28/08
How sad....

....I never did like to play Tug-O-War.
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Posted 6/28/08
So did she win?
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NiNaBoN wrote:


helena91 wrote:


NiNaBoN wrote:


helena91 wrote:

No offence but that post didnt need to be that long as no ones is going to read the whole thing for such a small matter.
but it is kinda sad but then again 8 yr olds should be supervised by their parents


Yah, but who would've thought she would've get such an injury from tug-o-wars 'o_o


By the way, I love your avi


Yeah but in all fairness tug a war is dangerous, i got hurt a lot when i played i as a kid,
Thanks Fallenmoon made it for me as people on the forums were getting to sexual with me it was scary


Wow ... scary o_O


My inbox was worse so im takeing down my photos for a while
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Posted 6/28/08

NiNaBoN wrote:


helena91 wrote:


NiNaBoN wrote:


helena91 wrote:

No offence but that post didnt need to be that long as no ones is going to read the whole thing for such a small matter.
but it is kinda sad but then again 8 yr olds should be supervised by their parents


Yah, but who would've thought she would've get such an injury from tug-o-wars 'o_o


By the way, I love your avi


Yeah but in all fairness tug a war is dangerous, i got hurt a lot when i played i as a kid,
Thanks Fallenmoon made it for me as people on the forums were getting to sexual with me it was scary


Wow ... scary o_O


I didn't know there is sexual harassment in CR
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Posted 6/28/08 , edited 6/28/08
OMG! That is grosssssssssss!

But sad.
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