"Father of Ticat quarterback outruns fireball"

A story in the Spec about Tafralis's Dad.

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Wow that really puts things into perspective. I can't imagine what it would be like to go through that and I wish Adam and his family all the best. They are in my prayers. Adam is a great guy and he really seems to have a handle on what is important in life.


It must have been difficult for Adam to stick around for the BC game before catching his flight to St. Bruno to see
his dad and family.
Adam has the kind of courage that deserves some on field play. His family (particularly his dad) are in the thoughts
and prayers of my wife and I.

My prayers go out to the Trafralis family as well.

I can't imagine how hard it must be to go through this. Gregg Tafralis may consider himself fortunate that he survived that, but this must be very hard to go through

Mary found him before the paramedics did, second-and third-degree burns on his legs, arms, neck and ears, his shirt literally burned from his body. He’s already had five surgeries to repair the damage – the burns cover nearly 10 per cent of his body – including a skin graft procedure last week that took seven hours.


The explosion caused fire damage estimated at $65 million, including everything the Tafralis’ owned. A lifetime’s worth of mementoes – his father’s Olympic memorabilia, Adam’s trophies and rings, all the family’s photos – are gone.

And I didn't know how Adam Tafralis was able to be there at that game versus Montreal, continuing to be the holder on FG attempts, so soon after that happened. But here are some interesting quotes from him:
“My Dad said his biggest worry is to impede my life or this season. He knows that my family comes first and I want nothing more than to be there,? Adam said. “But if he can’t turn on the computer and watch our games on the Internet he said it’s just going to slow his recovery process.?
“Football becomes helpful in that it’s a great distraction,? he said. “After you’ve seen the destruction, you just think that everything is death and so it feels great to be out here. It gives you a new appreciation for the joy you get playing this game.?

Sorry to hear this. I hope he gets better soon.