Many of you know the name Mike Grehan. He has been the man at the forefront of bridging the communication between the search engines and the search engine marketing community. Having spent countless hours meeting with search scientists and representatives - he has earn the respect of both sides of this industry.
It is now public knowledge that his son Michael has been in a serious knife attack. Mike started a thread at Search Engine Watch Forums named Thank you so much. First explaining what happened;
As some know, he was involved in an horrific knife attack suffering a life threatening stab wound to his neck...
Michael's friend, Craig, while trying to protect him, also suffered a serious stab wound to his arm. His friend, Jesse, who was suffering from a broken foot at the time of the attack, had the foresight and bravery to use whatever she could to stop the blood loss, waiting for the Paramedics to arrive.
Then explaining his current status;
Fortunately, his spinal cord was not damaged and the neurosurgeons did a magical job of repairing the wound taking special care of nerve ends etc.
Michael lost so much blood as a result of the attack, he almost died. However, with the skills of the emergency services and surgeons involved, as well as the thoughts and prayers of so many people, he is at home slowly recuperating.
Following up with the status of the attacker and a warm thank you;
The culprit has been arrested and remains in custody until his trial.
The attack was a great shock to all. But as friends together, they are determined to get over it.
Once again, thank you all for your kind words, thoughts and prayers.
Michael, Mike and family - best wishes from all of us in this industry.