Peter Polansky

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019 “It was almost exactly twelve years ago today. It was April 3rd, 2007. I was in Mexico for Davis Cup playing for my home country of Canada. I was there as a hitting partner but was great to be asked to go regardless. It was only a day into the trip when this horrible incident took place. I had this night terror where I thought someone was in my room chasing me. I tried to get out through the window to jump. I broke through the glass and fell three stories. After getting up I had severe cuts on my legs and back. This happened around 2 a.m, so it wasn’t easy to get anyone’s attention. Luckily after searching for help, there was one person still awake, who helped me get to a hospital. The conditions of the hospital weren’t great and the initial reaction from the hospital staff was terrifying. They suggested to just amputate my leg. They saw how deep and long the cuts were and I had been bleeding out for some time now. The damage to the tissue was really bad too. After sitting in the hospital for two, three hours, my legs

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