The one Armed bandit
What is it like to receive a shock of 7, 200 volts? “Super hot.” “It felt like my blood was boiling, and that
my brain was going to explode. It felt like a monster was savagely attacking my body.”
The doctors wanted to cut off John’s left leg but he told them; “I can’t ride a horse with one leg, and if I
can’t ride a horse I don’t want to live.” The doctors did, however, cut off his right arm below his shoulder.
Despite the massive electrocution, he survived. What hurt the most afterwards was his chest, which had
been worked over by his rescuer during CPR. After a mad dash to the Ponca City Hospital, an ER nurse
asked John what he was allergic to. While staring death in the face, John wittingly answered "Electricity
makes me break-out a bit", proving his sense of humor was still in tact.
After 5 weeks in the Tulsa burn center, the doctor reported, “No apparent brain damage, but he will be
short handed.” So John checked himself out and went home to start breaking a horse he had bought while