You know that I don't really like to write about injuries or people dying or anything like that for the most part. So, when I scanned the Natasha Richardson headlines I said to myself that it is tragic and I wish her the best, but I don't really want to write about it because there is nothing to say. It is a news story, and there are people who report the news much better than I can.
Then, I read the latest update on the story and in my mind it might have nothing to do with skiing at all. According to a spokesperson at the resort where the injury happened, Natasha was taking a lesson and was at the bottom of a beginner hill, fell down, and rolled over a few times. She didn't hit anything, and didn't have any visible injuries. When I first read the headlines I thought it must have been like a Sonny Bono incident where she ran into a tree while skiing very fast.
She didn't do anything different than a million people do every day while skiing. From the sound of the statement, it sounds like she didn't even want to go see a doctor, but the ski patrol insisted. That's why I think it might have been a concussion, but she didn't have visible injuries. Maybe just from a sudden jerk of the head or something when she fell?
She saw the doctor back at her hotel. She didn't start feeling bad until about an hour later. Now she is in critical condition? It is the strangest injury ever. I know there are lots of nurses and doctors who read the site, so explain please how this happens, and of course all my best wishes go to Natasha and Liam and their two sons.