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My Story

On Sept 1, 2010, John went for a mountain bike ride on trails near his home. When he did not return, Hedda organized a search. He was found off trail, unconscious, and injured from the crash. He was airlifted to Renown Medical Center in Reno. John was in a coma. His vital signs remained strong. He responded to reflex stimulation on his left side, but not his right. From the CAT scan, it appeared that a stroke had caused John to crash.     Please ignore the 'donate now" and "tribute" items. We are NOT seeking donations.

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Arthur Fink posted a new journal entry, "A letter from John".

Hedda writes:  We are celebrating John's first anniversary of getting out of the hospital. The following is being dictated by him"   Dear Friends, On Sunday night ... Read more

Arthur Fink posted a new journal entry, "A letter from John".

Hedda writes:  We are celebrating John's first anniversary of getting out of the hospital. The following is being dictated by him"   Dear Friends, On Sunday night ... Read more

Arthur Fink posted a new journal entry, "John's first race (from John!)".

Dear Friends, I wanted to let you all know that I am doing well. Last Sunday I walked in a 5 km race. I started 15 min. early (per recommendation of the race director)  ... Read more

Arthur Fink posted a new journal entry, "A letter from Hedda and John".

We had a really good trip to California in early October, taking advantage of nice weather with a picnic with friends at Donner Lake. Then a couple of days in the Bay ... Read more

Arthur Fink posted a new journal entry, "Update from Hedda".

"Its been 6 months since John has been released from the hospital, and he is getting closer and closer to his old self. Formal speech therapy has resumed for two ... Read more

Arthur Fink posted a new journal entry, "A letter from John".

Hello Friends,   It has been a year since I almost  lost my life. As I pulled back into life I began to realize what a gift I have been given. I am here in Spokane with ... Read more

Arthur Fink posted a new journal entry, "An update from Hedda".

Today was the last day of John's formal speech therapy and OT for the time being, and we don't know yet about therapy at the school. This is  going to be a really big ... Read more

Arthur Fink posted a new journal entry, "More as John's birthday comes up".

A note from Hedda: "Yes, its that time again . . . John is doing well and making progress reading out loud and problem solving tasks. Still struggling with memory ... Read more

Arthur Fink posted a new journal entry, "It's John's birthday weekend".

It's John's birthday weekend, and his sister Judy wrote to me . . . "I don't really have any big news about John, but thought I'd touch base with you.  Well, maybe ... Read more

Arthur Fink posted a new journal entry, "No big news, but posting anyway".

Not much big news.  Justin was able to visit John for father's day. And, yes, John is improving . . . but slowly.This update from Judy, written primarily for family, but ... Read more

Arthur Fink posted a new journal entry, "An update from Hedda".

It's been some time since we've updated all of youabout John's progress ... and Hedda was graciousenough to write this review.  Clearly Hedda is morethan John's companion ... Read more

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