On August 20th, 2013 while at work, I was in a serious motorcycle accident. So serious I was med-flighted to Tufts Medical in Boston MA with what was at the time: life-threatening injuries. Upon arrival, I was immediately prepped for surgery to stabilize injuries sustained such as multiple fractures to my skull, trauma to my eye and a shattered eye-socket, bruising and swelling to areas of my brain. After 3 days of post-operative observation I was allowed to go home recover. I was scheduled to return to Tufts on the following Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 for corrective surgery. After 1 day of post-operative observation I was allowed to return home to recover…to which I have done so considerably. My recovery thus far has been swift and (so far) with no permanent damage. My eye socket has been repaired and reinforced. The fractures to my skull repaired, the bruising and swelling to my brain has subsided and the vision in my right eye is slowly returning.
I’m sharing this development to make the community aware of what has happened so those of you who do check in to the Ashla Knights site you know where I’ve been and for those of you have been trying to call and text me, you understand why I haven’t returned your call or replied. The Daoine Sith website has not missed a beat, it’s coming along just fine and should be ready for a September launch:http://www.aossi.net/index.php When it’s ready I will send out a mass email through the Ashla Knights site, the Ashla Knights & Daoine Sith facebook, twitter, myspace accounts & the KOA website. Principle photography and filming for the Saber Flow DVD was completely weeks ago but editing and post production is temporarily on hold for obvious reasons.
In closing, please don’t worry, I’m fine now. I had some of the most amazing trauma specialist in Boston working on me and they’ve done an amazing job putting me back together and besides some scaring, I should be good as new. In addition, I have to say that I have absolutely no words to describe the immeasurable support shown to me by way of my family and friends. There are way too many of you to thank here and now, but you know how you are and I’m quite if I already haven’t, I’ll be thank you very soon.
With that, I thank you so very much for your time and consideration.
Derek M. Thompson