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John (Wayne) Thompson (Writer)
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    (circa 1974- )
    Raised in Hurdsfield, North Dakota
    As an 18-year-old had both arms ripped off by farm machinery (January 1992)
    Arms were successfully reattached in 6 hour operation at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minnesota
    Co-authored a book about the experience, 'Home In One Piece'
    He was working alone with dangerous equipment and didn't show proper respect for its power. His shirt became entangled and it pulled his arms off, knocking him unconscious.
    It was a completely preventable injury.
    After coming to (his dog licking his face awoke him) and waiting for help to arrive he stood in the bathtub so as not to bloody the carpet (how about waiting outside with your arms, doofus?).
    After his ordeal, he suffered from depression.
    He shares the same first and last name as a former Canadian prime minister and a former Georgetown basketball coach.
    After his accident, he opened the door with his mouth and summoned for help by using a pen clenched in his teeth to press 9-1-1 on the phone.
    During the first 24 hours after the accident, he needed 32 units of blood and blood products.
    He has had more than 20 follow-up operations since the accident.
    He and co-author Paula Grosinger have used the book as a cornerstone to promote issues like blood donor awareness and farm safety, as well as raise money for charity.
    He was befriended by Victoria Principal.
    He now lives in a house in Minot, North Dakota, that he renovated himself.
    On the 10 year anniversary of the event his story was featured on The Learning Channel's program 'Saving Life and Limb' and the TBS program 'Ripley's Believe It Or Not' (2002).

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