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Chase’s Story

 On March 30, 2013 - Chase suffered an anoxic brain injury caused by a near drowning accident in a pool while on vacation .He was without oxygen,  non-responsive and no heartbeat for several minutes.  It is a Miracle that he is here with us today. Thanks to some truly selfless, quick reactions from strangers poolside, a vast number of incredible medical professionals, and the Lords hands -he has been given a second chance at life. 

 We spent 11days at Arnold Palmer Children’s in Florida,  - once stabilized, we cameback to MN- where we stayed at Gillette's Children's Hospital in St.Paul.  Here he spent 3 months working vigorously in therapy, and improving his health.  Overcoming almost impossible odds, he was given the clearance to head home and continue his recovery in the company of his siblings - (Ava 8yrs old, Tanner 10yrs old) and his puppy Carly. He no doubt has a long and difficult recovery process ahead of him, which we are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to guide him through.  Chaser is a strong willed little 5 year old who has what it takes to get there!  We would like to thank all of you for your prayers and support, and look forward to updating you along his journey to a complete recovery!  God is Good!  

Latest Journal Update

Daddy? or Mommy?

When;you live by faith, there are times in life that you almost feel like your are "stretching, or reaching" at what you think may be Gods work....but this morning before our trip to Mayo, the only thing reaching was my hand to record the music to my ears that woke me up! ( I posted a video on Chases public Facebook page ...

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...We pray this is just the start of what lays ahead in his road to recovery.;Our meetings with the Doctors down at mayo this morning only echoed our great start to the day.  They were amazed at how well he is doing- how great his lungs sounded, how healthy he is and has been for the last year! Even when the first x-ray of his hips did not look very promising, the Dr's optimism suggested we stick around and take one more to make sure it was an accurate picture.;After looking at the 2nd x-ray, it appears that his hip displacement may even have improved- or at worst case, have not gotten any worse! Things are going well for our Chaser. We seem to have the vomiting partially under control- not eliminated, but under control. In the last 10 days, he has had only had 3 episodes of vomiting- this is the best he has done in 2 months! Our plan is to ween him off of the Artane in the next week and see if that helps his stomach out. I look forward to sharing the positive results. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers!


God is Good!


PS- we are only 11 days away from our Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics here in Prior Lake. We have successfully built a team of over 100 jumpers (110 currently), but we are far short of our $ goal. ;If you are interested in donating to this Awesome cause- here is our team link- I added Chase to the team so that he could get a shirt since we are jumping in his honor, but it looks like he is giving most of our team a run in collecting pledges - :)


https://reg.plungemn.org/team/chaseswarriors
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Lori Boelter
By Lori Boelter
That is awesome news at Mayo!!!! May the Lord to continue to bless Chaser every day:-)
Hugs to all of you
Lori
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D. Elaine Wood
By Elaine Wood
Fantastic. Thrilled for his progress. PTL!! Continuing to pray for all of you and his team of other caregivers.
Ps. 25:4-5 (NLT)
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Leigh Ann Stock
By Leigh Ann Stock
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Dan DeHaan
By Dan DeHaan
I love getting these updates. Thank you for doing them. You all continue to be in my/our prayers.
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Gail Davis
By Gail Davis
Chase's progress brings a Praise the Lord! Lots of love, caring, and prayers continue for you Chase --
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