Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tobin falls, breaks both ankles....

Air lifted to hospital....

Hey Everyone! This is Holly - Willy's (Tobin's) daughter. I am making this post for him as he is in the hospital and I wanted you all to know what's up.

I received a call on Saturday afternoon and jumped in the car with my family - destination Chicago: Christ hospital where my dad was air lifted to after a fall.

How did this happen?

Turns out the barn had experienced some wind damage - sheeting was torn loose in several places.

So Dad - age 70 - decides to fix this himself.

He leans a ladder up to the right side of our barn (yellow arrow).

Ladder begins to slip, Dad preps for fall, getting into a crouching position to help jump down.

Thing is - Dad is jumping onto concrete on this side of the barn - as he breaks his fall he breaks both ankles.

THANKFULLY he keeps his Cell in his pocket so he was able to call 911....for as you can see from the barn photo - our home is out in the middle of no where.


One ankle is compound and broken in 3 places - other the outside metatarsal is broken along with all ligaments torn....fortunately Dad has no other injuries.

He is okay and recovering quite quickly. He's already been through 2 surgeries and now has a total of 8 rods in the ankle that was broken in 3 places and casts on both legs.

He's already been moving around with assistance and is now looking at options for rehab and recovery. I will hop on over and post an update on his recovery soon.

Thanks for the well wishes!

~ Holly


  1. Hey Tobin... get well soon and speedy recovery to your injuries. Take care and my very best to you... from Singapore.

  2. Hi, my name is Donald Henson. I was born in 1946. I started playing music in the High School Band when I was in grade school, 6th grade I think, Geek. I moved to Oklahoma after a bad year in the 8th grade, I failed. Repeated the 8th grade and finished High School in 65'. In 64' I joined a band we named the Tragics. We played for a few years and had the best time of our lives. I've published three books. It seems strange to realize how many time I listened to Susan and didn't know it was being sang by Donald Henson. I'm Donald Henson and good luck in all that you do. Hope your Dad's injuries are all well and taken care of.