View Full Version : Sad news - Nicky Slater

01-18-2013, 12:36 PM
I haven't seen this anywhere but I was reading Nicky Slater's twitter/blog and the child he and his wife are expecting has Patau syndrome and as such will have a very limited life expectancy.

He may drive me mad as a commentator but my prayers are with him and I hope that those of you who believe will include him in yours


01-18-2013, 12:43 PM
who is this person?

01-18-2013, 12:49 PM
Nicky Slater competed with Karen Barber in Ice Dance for GBR. Bronze medallist at Europeans 1983 and in top 5 at Worlds 1983 and 1984. The skated at the same time as Torvill and Dean. Nicky now commentates alongside Simon Reed and Chris Howarth for Eurosport figure skating coverage. He was also one of the judges on the first 2? seasons of Dancing on Ice.

01-18-2013, 12:53 PM
oh wow.. thanks for the info!

01-18-2013, 01:00 PM
Oh. alij, thanks for giving us this link to Nicky Slater's blog. My prayers are with the baby Jon and his parents.

01-18-2013, 02:46 PM
Poor family.. I like Nicky

01-19-2013, 02:36 AM
Oh, that's terrible.

01-19-2013, 03:26 AM
That's terribly sad. Best wishes to him and his wife :(

01-19-2013, 06:31 PM
So sad. I hope that they are surrounded by lots of loving, supporting friends and family during this time.

01-20-2013, 05:11 AM
So sad to hear any stories like this. Unfortunately I know how it feels to me told by a doctor to consider terminating a pregnancy, luckily our diagnosis was incorrect and we have a very bright 4 year old but I do understand how hard it is to hear words such as this. Just reading his blog makes me teary. I wish the entire family peace and best wishes and please prove them wrong little Jon.