Some sad news out of California today, as it was recently reported that former WEC champion and current #1 bantamweight contender Urijah Faber‘s sister was in a car accident late Friday night and has had to undergo major surgery which has left her in a medically induced coma as a result. Sacbee.com was the first to break the story:
Michaella Tastad, 19, was driving home Friday with a friend at 3 a.m. when she rear ended a vehicle slowing down near the site of a single-car accident, according to California Highway Patrol Officer David Martinez. A few minutes later, three more cars collided. Three people were taken to the hospital, but only Tastad suffered major injuries, Martinez said.
Faber said his sister received life-threatening head trauma and is in a medically induced coma at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He said Tastad also has a collapsed lung, spleen damage and several other injuries. Part of Tastad’s skull was removed and she underwent a second surgery to insert a shunt to help drain fluid, Faber said.
On Monday, Faber said his family received their first good news when doctors briefly took his sister off medicine that induces the coma.
“She gave a peace sign and wiggled her toes,” Faber said. “Then they put her back under … We are done being scared and now it’s about having the recovery we all want.”
Definitely a silver lining for the Faber family, but why not head over to Urijah’s Twitter page and offer some kind words? It’s the holiday season, folks, so do your part to make sure Old Dad doesn’t fill your stocking with coal this year, that drunken crooner. Speaking of, have you donated toward Danny Jr.’s kidney transplant yet? If not, DO IT.
We here at CagePotato would like to wish Michaella the best of luck in her recovery, and we’re confident that anyone who shares a genetic proximity with a man who could not only go five rounds with two broken hands, but could live to tell this story will come through just fine.