View Full Version : Robert Lafontane updates

10-27-2002, 03:09 PM
Due to the inappropriate direction the thread started by Corner Carver took, I have submitted another thread for updates and information on Robert's situation.

Keep in mind that the unfortunate events regarding Mr. Lafontane's accident is a somber, serious situation. I will not allow this thread to become a meduim for other members to bicker about unrelated issues..

If you've got a problem, that's what the Private Messaging option is for.

10-28-2002, 01:07 PM
Robert is actually home! He's "somewhat" starting to function for himself albeit VERY SLOWLY. A company that his brother works for donated an electric wheel chair to help Robert in getting around the house. Typical of a Buick driver he's not used to something that will "corner" well and has put a few holes in the walls. :)

Haven't gotten the full story on why he wasn't admitted into the rehab clinic (another buddy was unsure as well) but it likely stems from the lack of insurance.:(

There will definetly be a charity car show in Atlanta (I'll post the info when it is ironed out) and it looks like we will be organizing a a raffle for a new Harley Davidson motorcycle ( a racing buddy of Robert's generously offered to put the money up to buy the bike). For those that have given either money or prayers, Robert is deeply appreciative.

There is now a third way to give money. It's amazing to see people all over the nation who you have never seen face to face give a little something to help someone out.

Send donations to one of the three:

LaFontaine Relief Fund
Att: John Pender
1385 Morrow Drive
Bethlehem, Ga. 30620

National Bank of Commerce
LaFontaine Relief Fund
Att: John Pender
1911 Grayson Highway
Grayson, Ga. 30017

paypal donations can now be sent to:
Johnny Gun
Northeast Chapter Director
Sole Member - Bethlehem, Ga. F-Body Association

Ken 01-Cobra
10-28-2002, 02:06 PM
Good news Paul! Hopefully, before long, Robert will be looking for a way to add Nitrous to that chair! ;)

10-29-2002, 12:47 AM
SCMC will be contributing to Robert and we hope that he has a speedy recovery. We will keep him in our prayers.

I have met Robert personally and he is a great guy! I really enjoyed watching Robert and Paul razz one another.

I hope many of you will find it in your hearts to help Robert out! He has always shown great maturity at our events and is a great human being.

Thanks to all who will show their support! :)

10-29-2002, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by Corner-Carver
Robert is actually home! He's "somewhat" starting to function for himself albeit VERY SLOWLY. A company that his brother works for donated an electric wheel chair to help Robert in getting around the house. Typical of a Buick driver he's not used to something that will "corner" well and has put a few holes in the walls. :)

I am very sorry to hear about your friend and that is a very encouraging news that he is home. I wish him the best and I hope for a full recovery. What he drives shouldn't matter to anyone and I'm sure our club will show it's true colors.:)

11-11-2002, 01:16 PM

Just wanted to check in and express my deep gratitude for the outpouring of sentiment I have received from everyone. This is just another testament to the already proven fact that you SCMC guys are leaps and bounds above the "typical" Mustang owners. I was in attendance at the track day and as always had a great time. I think I was most impressed by the Fox body coupe with the intercooled turboed modular motor.:eek: Definate points for originality.

As for my injuries, I'm doing much better and getting around on crutches pretty good. Still stuck on a liquid diet (which sucks) due to the broken jaw. About the only pain I'm still in is mostly due to the two cracked ribs I received. We still have not found out if the other driver had insurence or not, but the court date for his citations is Nov. 19th so I guess I'll find out then. So far I've received one medical bill that was only for the emergency room, ICU, and hospitol stay. It was just a little over $42,000. I have yet to receive the bill for my leg, jaw, or arm surgery, which I'm sure will be substantially more.

Well,...in closure, hopefully next year I'll be able to participate in the event rather than being merely a spectator.

Once again, thanks for all the kind words.

And CornerCarver, you might need to trade the ol truck in on one of those Mustangs with the lil' "worms" on the fenders if you plan on keeping up with the Vette or much less the TA.;)

11-11-2002, 01:33 PM

Glad you are up and moving about. I will be sending Paul the $$ we generated to assist you in your time of need. Sorry I missed you at the track but you know how it goes sometimes? I didn't even know you were there. You must have sneaked in on me. Anyway, Paul will handle the $$ part and present it to you in the immediate future.

Hope to see you back in the saddle in the Spring! God Bless!

Tony Sorrentino

11-11-2002, 01:43 PM
I'm also glad to hear that you're getting around and everything. It's good to hear that you're doing alright. God Bless!:thumbsup:

11-11-2002, 03:14 PM

I don't know how to begin to thank you for you and the clubs efforts. I will forever be in your debt. Thank you.

11-11-2002, 03:25 PM
Here's some pictures of the now deceased Regal. It makes me appreciative that I still have two legs attached to my body everytime I look at these.










Ken 01-Cobra
11-11-2002, 04:02 PM

That car definitely did you right! You are a very lucky man. Good luck, and get better soon! :thumbsup:

11-11-2002, 08:18 PM
Robert, Glad you are up and about! sorry i missed you Sat. Hope you continue to recover well. Best wishes.