Mike Mello

HortonHorton Posts: 31,402 Administrator
I received news yesterday that Mike Mello is in the ICU in Sacromento. I do not know much else.

The Mello family has been a part of California water skiing as long as I can remember.

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  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 877 Crazy Baller
    I have known mike for pretty much my whole life. Worked with the family at the ski shop for years. Mike is a true fighter and for what ever he is going through he will put up one hell of a fight. Prayers to the whole Mello family.
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  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,629 Mega Baller
    edited August 17
    Wishing Mike and the family the best. Their place was one of the greatest ski shops ever and their hospitality and service, second to none. They were one of those ‘you’re the most important person in the world right now’ people when they were conversing with you. I still have my first ARS handle and an O’Neill BLP Assault vest that I bought there back in the early 90’s, stashed in the basement. It was a nice surprise to see Mike at Hammer’s in Petaluma some time later. 🙏
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,733 Open or Level 9 Skier
    Prayers
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  • jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,432 Mega Baller
    Didn't Mike have a stroke a few years back during a SUP race or something like that? Mellow Marine is not far from my house and it seems stocked up and busy and I was thinking Mike must've recovered well and was able to carry on. Wonder if this is related to that prior issue. Hope he comes out of this OK. Any West Coast skier that has been around awhile has plenty of good Mello stories.
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  • HallpassHallpass Posts: 235 Crazy Baller
    @jimbrake. His family posted on facebook, so I think it is ok to say that he has Covid. Yes, he did have a stroke a few years ago. I'm not a doctor, but would have to think the previous condition cannot make Covid any easier.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,402 Administrator
    I just got word that Mike is home and recovering.

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  • mikeskiwmikeskiw Posts: 8 Baller
    Great news, Mike was released from the hospital today and is now recovering at home!
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