When Bad Things Happen to Great People: ERE Author Suffers Horrific, Freak Accident

raghav-singh-largeI wish I could say this is just a post from “The Onion” or an April Fool’s Day joke. Alas, it is not. Long-time ERE writer and speaker — and accomplished recruiter and recruiting technology expert — Raghav Singh was involved in a nightmarish accident that has led to a series of intense medical treatments in Minnesota.

The cover of his hot tub, which he was in with his children, apparently flipped back over on to him. The hot tub cover landed on his head, sending him under water, paralyzed. His son dove under the cover to get him out, and held him up while his daughter ran for Singh’s wife.

Singh’s children saved his life. I believe he was airlifted at this point to a hospital; a colleague of Singh’s tells me Raghav is grateful for the rapid medical response, something he said wouldn’t have been the case in his native India. He was in intensive care; had spinal surgery; has limited mobility, particularly below his chest; and is in some discomfort. His wife is asking people to pray for him.

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Singh’s company is called The A-List. His many ERE articles (many controversial ERE articles!) are here, as is a link to his email address. He’s also on LinkedIn.