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The first time I met Guy was in LA at the USC ledges, I'd been on Girl for a while and he was kind of reclusive at the time. He was cruising around and did a fakie big flip landing in a manual and rode it out for a while. When he did the fakie big flip I saw his graphic, he was riding my board. It felt like all the blood in my body dropped out of me, I was so shocked, embarrassed and unworthy. Guy and I are closer now, not exactly tight but definitely pals and I can honestly say I still feel the exact same way in his presence. @guymariano your legacy is unparalleled and your recovery from injuries of the body and the mind are beyond inspiring. Happy birthday brother, we all love you and thank you!! ( @bencolen photo)

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louieg82 1364771650
Wow, that's a great bit of personal history, I love it!
jeffthorburn 1364772115
That's a great story.
dangosun 1364773528
I had been struggling with alcoholism and drug abuse for 20 years and was suffering a lot. I watched your epicly'd later'd one early morning all hungover. I put my head down on my desk and sobbed and thought to myself at that moment that I was quitting forever. Now here we are a year and almost 8 months later and I'm still going strong. Although I lost my younger brother and my mother in that time I continued to stay strong. Thanks for inspiring me and so many to be strong and push on no matter what! Thank you @guymariano you truly gave me the strength to do what is right! #respect
sharkbaitbrad 1364783170
Congrats @dangosun You doods rule and Happy Bday @guymariano
chriscycle 1364785231
That's a great story Rick, thanks for sharing!
traitism 1364792389
stay strong @dangosun
bobkronbauer 1364792939
This is so awesome
teranross 1367510028
@dangosun Much respect bro, keep your head up!
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