GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > Greek Life

Greek Life This forum is for various discussion topics regarding greek life. If you are posting a non-greek related message, please do so in one of the General Chat Topic forums.


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 325,602
Threads: 115,517
Posts: 2,197,146
Welcome to our newest member, IngridChav
» Online Users: 1,390
4 members and 1,386 guests
aidanpitt256, Cookiez17, LaneSig
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-12-2010, 07:17 PM
exlurker exlurker is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,322
Beta Brothers Save a Brother's Life: Wabash Beta Theta Pi

A story of caring, responsible, and in this instance lifesaving brotherhood – excerpts below, much more at:

http://www.wabash.edu/news/displayst...m?news_ID=8388


October 12, 2010
A Wabash College student's life was saved by men from his fraternity.*It was Friday, October 1, when Mark DePrez, a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, began feeling ill and decided to go to bed.
*
DePrez is diabetic but assumed his physical ailments were caused by a virus.*He did not realize a "perfect storm" was developing that threatened his life.
*
"There was a kink in my insulin pump, my blood testing meter was giving inaccurate results —everything was going bad at the same time," DePrez said.
*
Fortunately for DePrez, who is a junior, his fraternity brothers kept looking in on him each hour.
*
"They called EMS and help put me in a wheelchair so they could get me out of the building," DePrez. "I was taken to the hospital and stayed there until my mom arrived."
*
DePrez's blood sugar count was 1176. The medical staff later told DePrez many people become comatose when their blood sugar reaches that level.
*
DePrez and his mother, Mary DePrez, credit Mark's friends with saving his life.
*. . . *
The Beta Theta Pi fraternity brothers who helped save Mark's life included Ben Burkett, Brady Hagerty, Mark Noll, John Jurkash, and John Pennington. The students stayed with Mark while at the local emergency room; traveled to Indianapolis to be with him and his mother; and stayed in contact with Mrs. DePrez while she was en route from her home in Fort Wayne.

*

Short URL: http://www.wabash.edu/news/8388
Reply With Quote
Buy GreekChat a Coffee to help support this site, the community and the efforts that go into developing & keeping GC online. ( discuss )
  #2  
Old 10-12-2010, 09:15 PM
IrishLake IrishLake is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: What's round on the ends and high in the middle?
Posts: 3,047
How awesome of them, he's lucky to have such great brothers!
__________________
KAQ - 1870
With twin stars and kites above.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-13-2010, 02:38 PM
thetygerlily thetygerlily is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,049
Wow- that is incredible. As the wife of a diabetic this made me tear up... those are some good brothers. And that blood sugar count is off the charts. For those who aren't familiar (disclaimer: I'm not a doctor and these are rough estimates just for reference)- "normal" people usually have a blood sugar of around 80-100, diabetics aim to stay below around 120 or 140. My husband was diagnosed when he was in the high 700s, which is already coma territory. Almost 1200 is insane. He's a very, very lucky guy in many ways.
__________________
And in the years after, with tears or with laughter, we'll always remember our dear Kappa days.

Last edited by thetygerlily; 10-13-2010 at 02:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Death of a Beta Theta Pi/Beta Sigma Phi twotimestalia Greek Life 2 03-24-2010 02:34 PM
Wabash Beta dies in car crash ZZ-kai- Greek Life 2 11-02-2004 06:54 PM
Beta Theta & Epsilon Beta chapters RUASTgrrl Alpha Sigma Tau 0 09-05-2004 03:53 PM
Beta Theta Pi JerzeeBoy26 Greek Life 27 01-18-2003 01:20 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.