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Wookie Kim | Preventing For His Life within the Maroon Bells –

Wookie Kim began out his weekend like many people do. He’d deliberate a enjoyable run in Colorado’s Maroon Bells with a buddy and so they’d given themselves 12 hours to complete the 27 mile loop.

All was going nicely, till match hit the shan.

Wookie and Will earlier within the day. First Move.

Confronted with an excruciating headache that spiraled into lack of steadiness, imaginative and prescient, and finally consciousness, Wookie was coping with extreme Excessive Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and Excessive Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), two situations that usually result in loss of life.

This interview is about that weekend run and the way he was finally rescued from the paths and the restoration course of—each bodily and emotionally—that adopted.

Wookie Kim within the ICU after his rescue.

Wookie Kim Episode Notes:

Right here’s the HURT working group.

Right here’s our interview with Kyle Pietari.

You should learn Wookie’s weblog put up about his ordeal and watch the movies.

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Right here’s some analysis by Wookie’s neurologist Dr. Philip Yarnell the place he writes about HACE.

Intro/Outro music used with permission from David Rosales.

Wookie Kim ending HURT (Pic courtesy Augusto Decastro)

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Wookie and his fiancee Gillian after the wedding proposal on Haleakala.



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