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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

Tons to be Thankful for!

Well ...here we are, on the eve of Chasers 7th birthday. I'm sitting in the HBOT chamber with my little dude.  There are so many things going through my head right now.  So many things that I wish were different and that I could wine about- but the honest truth is, every single negative, selfish thought that I have is completely trumped by Gratitude!  Gratitude the Good Lord gave Chase a second chance....Gratitude that we have an unthinkable support system behind us.....Gratitude that our Chaser is here today, and that he has the fighting spirit he does! He will come out on top- its just going to take some time (Gods time, not ours) and and a lot of dedication- which we are ready for!

He was down at Mayo last week for some blood work, x-rays, and an ultra sound on his kidneys.  The blood work came back, most of it really good. His calcium and vitamin D are a little low, but with some supplements added to his daily diet, we should be able to get those right where they need to be in no time.  HIs hip x-rays showed no change, therefore they are not getting any worse!  He has a small growth on one of his knees, which may be a calcium build up or something else.  The doctor was not overly concerned about it and plans on checking it in 6 months to a year.  We are still waiting on the results from the kidney x-rays to check for kidney stones, but I am sure they will come out good.

Therapy and school are going great.  Chase went to a play with his class last week.  DeAnne said his eyes were as big as saucers and he was looking around the entire time.  Apparently he loved it!  His awareness and curiosity continue to escalate- showing definite signs of more neurological activity....Yay!!!!  His diet of blended food is still going great.  The nights of having to wake up and suction him for 2-3hrs appear to be a thing of the past- lets hope they stay there.

The rest of us are doing good as well.  Ava is still doing her dance and gymnastics thing most nights- while Tanner spends his at the rink.  I just returned from a few warm days golfing in AZ with some buddies, and Lisa has been busy planning her big 16hr marathon shopping day on Friday.  Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers.

-for those that may have missed our annoucement of the Non Profit we started with a group of friends, here is a link to our website and Facebook page.   


http://chaseswarriorfoundation.org />

Public FaceBook Page:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=868408009946234&substory_index=0&id=834718449981857&refid=17&_ft_=top_level_post_id.868408009946234%3Atl_objid.868408009946234&__tn__=%2As />

We have a lot of cool things in the works, but many of them take time and planning (man, its tough on my ADD) - we do have a Ring the Bell day set up at one of the Salvation Army's Bell Ringing sites in the area. For those of you locally-we could use your help filling up the time slots.  Its a great way to spend a few hours with friends or family and help others out! - check it out on our FB page link above.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

God is Good!
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5 Comentarios

Amy Hollan
By Amy Hollan .
Happy, happy day Chaser! Have some extra cake for me too! Enjoy the day with family and friends. God's Blessings to you-Amy
Lori Boelter
By Lori Boelter
Happy Happy Happy Birthday Chaser... may you be blessed with an awesome Birthday!!!! U truely are 1 amazing lil dude, Someday we hope to be able to meet you:-)
Jim and Lori Boelter from Hutchinson
C J Cord
By Judy Cord
Great news. Still praying for a miracle of a full and complete recovery for. Chase.
Kathy Whitbeck
By Kathy Whitbeck
Hey Chase! So good to hear from you and your family. I think of you often and continue to say prayers for all of you. Happy 7th Birthday!! I'm sending you wishes for an amazing year!
Kathy Whitbeck
By Kathy Whitbeck
Hey Chase! So good to hear from you and your family. I think of you often and continue to say prayers for all of you. Happy 7th Birthday!! I'm sending you wishes for an amazing year!