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AndrewKuker
11-28-2012, 04:41 PM
Our buddy Mike Aratani was in a bad car accident yesterday. He got pretty beat up and has some broken bones. He should be out of the hospital within a week. No one else was involved or hurt.

Maybe if you know him you can send him some aloha.

If you're trying to reach him for store help, probably best to contact one of us thru a different channel. Thanks friends

caukulele
11-28-2012, 04:43 PM
So sorry to hear this news, but I am glad he will be all right! I am sending prayers and positive energy for a speedy recovery.

geetee
11-28-2012, 04:46 PM
Our prayers are with you, Mike. Get well soon.

Subdude
11-28-2012, 04:54 PM
Thinking of you Mike. My family sends our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

NatalieS
11-28-2012, 05:06 PM
Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope he makes a quick recovery.

gyosh
11-28-2012, 05:07 PM
Hope you mend quickly MGM!




Hi Denise. I see you up there. ::waves::

mm stan
11-28-2012, 05:14 PM
Aloha Andrew,
Just tried to call him about half an hour ago at the store....Oh no, hope he has a speedy recovery..this one sounds serious....shoots...where was the accident at....
Is he at Castle Memorial Hossy....thank you for letting us know .......Mike Get Better Bruddah......Sending my biggest get well vibes and Aloha your way....YF, Stan
I am sure all the cutie pie nurses know you by name now...No Flirting Okay...hee hee

pwcgecko
11-28-2012, 05:15 PM
Get well soon MGM.

Dominator
11-28-2012, 05:16 PM
Get well soon Mike. We'll keep you in our prayers.

didgeridoo2
11-28-2012, 05:20 PM
Get well soon Mike.

vanflynn
11-28-2012, 05:20 PM
Major bummer (uffda as they say in Minnesota). Will send good prayers, vibes, thoughts you way Mike.

Speedy recovery. Looking forward to seeing your smile again soon.

HBolte
11-28-2012, 05:32 PM
Get well soon Mike.

Nickie
11-28-2012, 05:33 PM
Aw crap Mike! Be careful. And keep them nurses hopping, buddy.
JK... be nice....
heal fast! the uke world needs you!

Hippie Dribble
11-28-2012, 05:38 PM
Wishing you all our best from Tassie Mike for a fast healing time and full recovery mate.

SmilingPanda
11-28-2012, 05:39 PM
Sending good vibes your way MGM! Get well soon!

AKuker
11-28-2012, 05:41 PM
Get well soon MGM!

kvehe
11-28-2012, 05:48 PM
Heal quickly, Mike.

ukuloonie
11-28-2012, 05:50 PM
Thinking of you and your family hope you get back on your feet soon.

808boy
11-28-2012, 05:50 PM
Au'we Bruddah,
Sorry to hear of your mishap. Sending you warm Alohas for a speedy and complete recovery................

jinsk90
11-28-2012, 05:51 PM
Get well MGM!!!!

ricdoug
11-28-2012, 05:55 PM
Prayers and well wishes sent. Ric

Trinimon
11-28-2012, 06:01 PM
Holy cripes! So sorry to hear about this. Wishing you a speedy recovery MGM.

erivel
11-28-2012, 06:18 PM
Get well soon Mike!

alanjang
11-28-2012, 06:21 PM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery Mike!

wickedwahine11
11-28-2012, 06:21 PM
Feel better soon Mike!

KimosTherapy
11-28-2012, 07:15 PM
Ho, Bruddah Andrew!

Mahalo fo da 411 on Bruddah Mike! I wen go send him one PM da oddah day ... but nevah get one response! Now I know why!

Bruddah Mike, you stay in my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon Brah!

Aloha,

Kimo

Ronnie Aloha
11-28-2012, 07:25 PM
Michael,

Take care bruddah! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and will hope to see you over Christmas back in the store! Keep us updated when you can on your condition.

The Big Kahuna
11-28-2012, 07:27 PM
Get Andrew to smuggle a Uke into the hospital, get well soon buddy.

mds725
11-28-2012, 07:37 PM
Mike, you're one of my favorite uke people. Get well soon. The world needs more of your happy energy.

RyanMFT
11-28-2012, 07:39 PM
Terribly sorry to hear of Mike's accident and injuries. I'll be thinking of you Mike, get well soon!

aido
11-28-2012, 07:52 PM
Sorry to hear you've been in the wars again, Mike.

Take it easy and get back on your feet again soon. The ukulele world doesn't spin quite as smoothly whenever you're not around.

Lalz
11-28-2012, 08:37 PM
Get well soon Mike! A massive collective hug from us all!

tigersister
11-28-2012, 09:06 PM
((((((Mike)))))) Well wishes for a quick recovery.

Pippin
11-28-2012, 09:51 PM
MGM, GET WELL SOON!

Let the young bucks mind the store and give yourself time to completely recover. I don't know if you saw that last issue of Ukulele Player, but we put in there that you were open for business and asked the readers call. Hope you are well-mended soon.

Steven Williams
11-28-2012, 10:25 PM
I had a feeling I should check UU a few minutes ago. Now I know why.

As you can see, you have many, many friends who wish nothing but the best for you. I'll add my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Steve

foxfair
11-28-2012, 10:44 PM
Get well soon and stay safe Mike!

buddhuu
11-28-2012, 10:50 PM
Get well soon, Mike.

drbekken
11-28-2012, 11:46 PM
I know what it's like when one of your loved ones is injured in the traffic. All the best to you and those close to you!

cahaya
11-29-2012, 12:16 AM
Mike, thinking of you and your family hope you get well soon.

etf
11-29-2012, 12:17 AM
Get well soon MGM from South Wales UK.

ETF :cool:

Raygf
11-29-2012, 12:24 AM
Sending well wishes in thought and prayer for a speedy and complete recovery Mike.

guitharsis
11-29-2012, 12:30 AM
Wishes for a speedy recovery Mike.

ukeshale
11-29-2012, 12:30 AM
Get well soon, Mike! Thinking of you

savagehenry
11-29-2012, 12:36 AM
Praying for a quick recovery.

UkuEroll
11-29-2012, 01:01 AM
Sending you good vibrations, get well soon Mike.

Tailgate
11-29-2012, 01:24 AM
Best wishes from Texas!

Loz
11-29-2012, 01:27 AM
Best wishes for a rapid recovery Mike

coolkayaker1
11-29-2012, 01:47 AM
Mike, the ukulele world is holding our breath waiting for you to recover. We want to see that smile, and those awesome videos.

You're in our hearts, Mike.

Skitzic
11-29-2012, 02:05 AM
Sending you healing thoughts.

Tudorp
11-29-2012, 02:17 AM
Glad you going to be all right Mike. Get some rest and get back to work.. ;)

Howie1947
11-29-2012, 02:21 AM
Both Kris and I wishing you a speedy recovery from the accident.

joeybug
11-29-2012, 02:41 AM
Sorry to hear this news, hope you start to recover soon and it is as quick and painless as possible! Get well soon MGM!

ukegirl
11-29-2012, 02:44 AM
In my thoughts Mike....hope you heal up quick!!

FiL
11-29-2012, 02:52 AM
Sending healing thoughts your way, MGM.

- FiL

Plainsong
11-29-2012, 03:03 AM
The uke world stops spinning when Mike isn't in the thick of it. You just have to get better and get back to us. You're giving those doctors and nurses too much time with you. You gotta get better so we can have you back. :)

soupking
11-29-2012, 03:07 AM
Get well soon, Mike!

missameeames
11-29-2012, 03:41 AM
Oh no! Sending prayers for a speedy recovery. Get well soon!

hoosierhiver
11-29-2012, 03:44 AM
Get well soon Mike!

BlueLatitude
11-29-2012, 03:47 AM
Ack!!!! Hoping for a quick recovery!! Get well soon, Mike!

Jiva
11-29-2012, 03:53 AM
So sorry to hear this news...Mike, you are in my thoughts and prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery

Uncle Rod Higuchi
11-29-2012, 04:23 AM
Praise God (not for the accident), we are fearfully and wonderfully made... to be self-healing, given time and nutrition.
Seeing good doctors doesn't hurt either:)

Get well soon, Brah!

When Stan and I see you next, we'll try to have some good kaukau.

malama pono,

keep uke'in',

bdukes
11-29-2012, 04:30 AM
Aloha, Mike.

Hoping for a speedy recovery...

bbycrts
11-29-2012, 05:32 AM
Aloha, Michael! Enough hospital time for you...heal quickly and be free of that place!

wayfarer75
11-29-2012, 05:43 AM
Hope you're better soon, Mike!

Lori
11-29-2012, 05:51 AM
Hope you are resting comfortably at home soon. Here's to a speedy recovery!

–Lori

Steedy
11-29-2012, 05:51 AM
Praying for a speedy recovery, get well soon!

paullchter
11-29-2012, 05:54 AM
Mike has helped me with 3 purchases, and he's a great guy! Get well Mike!

SailingUke
11-29-2012, 05:55 AM
Mike, get well soon.
Santa needs help delivering all those great holiday ukuleles !!!!

Ukulele JJ
11-29-2012, 06:03 AM
GWS, MGM! I'll be thinking of you.

JJ

Hawkshaw
11-29-2012, 06:11 AM
Mike, you are in my prayers and thoughts. Get well soon.

Dan Uke
11-29-2012, 06:17 AM
Mike, I'll pray for a speedy recovery

dkcrown
11-29-2012, 06:43 AM
Hoping for a speedy recovery Mike. You must be sick of hospitals by now.

rocko
11-29-2012, 06:50 AM
Heal up soon, Mike.

glass
11-29-2012, 07:44 AM
Man here to hoping for a speedy recovery.

Bob-in-Alberta
11-29-2012, 08:39 AM
Best wishes and a speedy recovery from Alberta, Canada.

molokinirum
11-29-2012, 09:09 AM
Praying for a speedy recovery and that you are well very, very soon!!!
Sending prayers and aloha your way!!

hawaii 50
11-29-2012, 10:08 AM
Aloha Mike..

Take care and get Well soon..

see you
best regards Len

AndrewKuker
11-29-2012, 10:16 AM
Just an update, went and saw him last night. He's at Queens (Emma Tower 564) but not taking visitors yet. He's in bad shape, I don't imagine them letting him out for a few weeks at least. Blood clot in the head has to clear and he can't even move. He says to me -"I can't do the music tomorrow". lol, no kidding.

coolkayaker1
11-29-2012, 10:23 AM
That's very sad news. He will need our prayers for a long time to come.

Newportlocal
11-29-2012, 10:59 AM
Hope you recover quickly. Shows how important every moment we get is.

hawaii 50
11-29-2012, 11:09 AM
Just an update, went and saw him last night. He's at Queens (Emma Tower 564) but not taking visitors yet. He's in bad shape, I don't imagine them letting him out for a few weeks at least. Blood clot in the head has to clear and he can't even move. He says to me -"I can't do the music tomorrow". lol, no kidding.


Aloha Andrew..thanks for the update..i know alot of the people on UU(around the world) really like and respect Mike i hope he gets better soon..

caukulele
11-29-2012, 11:35 AM
I will keep him in my prayers....thanks for letting us know what's going on Andrew!

Plainsong
11-29-2012, 11:51 AM
Thanks for letting us know, Andrew. I hope he feels all the positive thoughts and prayers coming his way.

Skinny Money McGee
11-29-2012, 11:55 AM
In my prayers MGM. How bout creating some get well videos? That should make him smile while recuperating in bed

bynapkinart
11-29-2012, 12:24 PM
Get well soon Mike!

OldePhart
11-29-2012, 12:33 PM
Dang! Get well soon, Mike. You've already spent enough time in the hospital for any six people.

Andrew, next time you see Mike tell him he's in my prayers.

John

hmgberg
11-29-2012, 01:16 PM
Please forward my regards and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Howard

sukie
11-29-2012, 01:17 PM
Hoping you are soon feeling better, MGM!

mds725
11-29-2012, 01:22 PM
Just an update, went and saw him last night. He's at Queens (Emma Tower 564) but not taking visitors yet. He's in bad shape, I don't imagine them letting him out for a few weeks at least. Blood clot in the head has to clear and he can't even move. He says to me -"I can't do the music tomorrow". lol, no kidding.

Thanks for the update. Traumatic injuries generally get worse for a while before they get better, as the body copes with trauma by swelling and sending lots of blood to afflicted areas (one of the reasons ice is recommended in the first 72 hours after some injuries), so I'm hoping this is the worst of it and Mike starts to feel better as his body begins to heal. Please let Mike know that he is in our thoughts and prayers as he recovers. And I think posting get well videos is a great idea.

Big Bob
11-29-2012, 01:34 PM
Good vibes sent to you from Atlantic Canada for a speedy recovery .Hank in there Mike.

pakhan
11-29-2012, 01:43 PM
Hope for a speedy recovery!

ukuleledaveey
11-29-2012, 01:46 PM
I dont know Mile personally but have watched his videos on here and read a lot of his posts, wishing you a speedy recovery Mike and hope your not in to much pain, all the best from me and when i finally submit my song entry this week for the seasons comp, it will be dedicated to you, all the best, take care
Best regards Daveey :)

Christie
11-29-2012, 01:48 PM
Dear MGM,

So sorry to hear you've banged yourself up! Please get yourself healing in a hurry and get out of that place! Hospitals are scary. No place for a fine Uke guru to be. We want you back--SAFE and well.

ScooterD35
11-29-2012, 01:53 PM
Here's hoping you heal quickly Mike.


Scooter

chindog
11-29-2012, 01:55 PM
Dang, he's definitely had more than his share of hospital time.

Get well soon, Mike!

Tigeralum2001
11-29-2012, 08:49 PM
MGM, get well soon! I wish you the best! Recovery and rehab is really hard, but we'll be with you all the way. Please take the time to make a full recovery.

Andrew, please pass all of this along to Mike when he is ready and keep us updated.

Camsuke
11-29-2012, 08:56 PM
Best wishes from Australia Mike, get well asap mate.

keonepax
11-29-2012, 11:01 PM
Speedy recovery, Mike!

perep
11-29-2012, 11:04 PM
Mike
Get well, see ya in febuary
Don from Oregon

hoosierhiver
11-30-2012, 04:10 AM
Weird thing is, the same day Mike was in his accident, I had a very minor fender bender in a parking lot that put me in a foul mood, when I saw Mike was in a real accident I realised my ding was nothing to be upset about.
Best wishes Mike!

000Kanaka000
11-30-2012, 06:43 AM
May he recover soon. Much well wishes for his healing.

Uke Whisperer
11-30-2012, 07:01 AM
Mike is "trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent". (Mike, were you a Boy Scout? If not, you should have been!

GET WELL SOON!

coolkayaker1
11-30-2012, 07:47 AM
I don't know if there is one single person on all of Ukulele Underground as much appreciated and loved as Mike.

NinetySimonSomething
11-30-2012, 09:30 AM
I have only seen a few videos with MGM, good dude, and so I am very happy to hear that he is gonna be up and about again, soon hopefully in a week, so all the best wishes.

Take care everyone ( :

Sincerely
Simon

chillywilly
11-30-2012, 01:27 PM
best wishes for a speedy recovery!!!

mm stan
12-01-2012, 11:22 AM
Aloha Gang,
Called Mike a few hours ago and he sounded weak...but they springing him out today....he told me he did not remember anything and he is all bruised up...
Wishing him a speedy recovery.....get better Mike....

Newportlocal
12-01-2012, 11:25 AM
Aloha Gang,
Called Mike a few hours ago and he sounded weak...but they springing him out today....he told me he did not remember anything and he is all bruised up...
Wishing him a speedy recovery.....get better Mike....

Well,if they are springing him out. Very good news indeed. Sounds like he will recover.

000Kanaka000
12-01-2012, 12:13 PM
That's really good news. Maybe better he doesn't remember but glad to hear he is out
and on the mend.




Aloha Gang,
Called Mike a few hours ago and he sounded weak...but they springing him out today....he told me he did not remember anything and he is all bruised up...
Wishing him a speedy recovery.....get better Mike....

mailman
12-01-2012, 12:54 PM
Mike, sorry to hear of your accident! Rest, feel better, and come back to us soon....

Plainsong
12-01-2012, 01:04 PM
I don't think I'd want to remember. I hope he's getting on that road recovery.

Skottoman
12-01-2012, 05:51 PM
For a guy who brings so much "Aloha" and good vibes to all uke players, I am so sorry this has happened to him.

Get well!

joekulele
12-01-2012, 07:10 PM
Praying you get mended up real quick MGM. Im glad you are gonna be OK.
-joe

hawaii 50
12-02-2012, 09:45 AM
Aloha Mike..

i hope you are home now and resting..take your time and get well..you know when we get old>> don't rush your recovery!

how are you fingers and hands can you play your uke? I Hope you can..

so take care and do what the Doctor's say..

see you soon Len

BlueLatitude
12-12-2012, 06:30 AM
Any updates on MGM??

thesillydave
12-12-2012, 07:23 AM
get well soon mike!

mds725
12-12-2012, 10:07 AM
Any updates on MGM??

Mike posted this on his Facebook page on December 8: "Aloha Thanks everyone for such kind words and encouragement. I am out of hospital and at home resting now as my many fractures are healing...I hope to recover as soon as possible for namm travel next month..Well at least I get to practice the ukulele and watch some Xmas movies....ho ho ho"

tigersister
12-12-2012, 10:49 AM
Thanks for the update, mds.

Mike, continuing well wishes and prayers for a quick recovery.

mo9090x
12-12-2012, 11:01 AM
Very scary MGM! Please get well soon and hopefully you will go to NAMM. Kind regards :)

PedalFreak
12-12-2012, 01:16 PM
Best Wishes Mike!

OldePhart
12-12-2012, 02:20 PM
Get well quick Mike...you too, John...what is it with uke gurus this month? First the best setup guy in the business and then Rick's builder John. Is it a plot hatched by accordion fanatics? :)

John

Doc_J
12-17-2012, 04:48 PM
Anybody got an update on how Mike is doing? I hope much better.

dnewton2
12-18-2012, 02:39 AM
Anybody got an update on how Mike is doing? I hope much better.

I saw recently he posted some pictures on facebook. Pretty sure the recovery is moving along as he had a U bass in his hands.

AndrewKuker
12-18-2012, 05:07 AM
He's going doc today but he is just up and down with mobility. In his head he's gonna go do this and that and be at work etc. and then he realizes the pain. He'll be ok though. I told him chill till 2013 then think about work. Just kind of stir crazy..no doubt all of the thoughts here gave him positivity. it's a nice community here

Skinny Money McGee
12-18-2012, 05:46 AM
He's going doc today but he is just up and down with mobility. In his head he's gonna go do this and that and be at work etc. and then he realizes the pain. He'll be ok though. I told him chill till 2013 then think about work. Just kind of stir crazy..no doubt all of the thoughts here gave him positivity. it's a nice community here


Thanks for the update Andrew. Stir crazy is a good sign of recovery !!

hawaii 50
12-18-2012, 07:51 AM
He's going doc today but he is just up and down with mobility. In his head he's gonna go do this and that and be at work etc. and then he realizes the pain. He'll be ok though. I told him chill till 2013 then think about work. Just kind of stir crazy..no doubt all of the thoughts here gave him positivity. it's a nice community here


Thanks Andrew..

Hey Mike did you sell that Pono that Bruno Mars plays on the Ellen show to him?

take care Merry Xmas and get well soon

NinetySimonSomething
12-18-2012, 09:57 AM
Blessings and all the best.

AndrewKuker
12-18-2012, 05:49 PM
Thanks Andrew..

Hey Mike did you sell that Pono that Bruno Mars plays on the Ellen show to him?

take care Merry Xmas and get well soon

we sent him that..haa so random you

Landshark
12-19-2012, 05:39 AM
Mike, hoping you are feeling better soon.