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As most of you know Wednesday morning Kyle and a coworker were hit by a train while protecting Grand Forks from mosquitoes. Kyle would tell the story with a most funny, exaggerated version...I will tell it with just the facts! We will get his version later! At about 8:30 yesterday, August 21, Kyle and Jonathon were out just west of the Industrial park, when they crossed a railroad track. Unknown to both of them, there was a train on the tracks  and although whistles were blown, neither of them heard the noise and proceeded to cross. From there it is a bit sketchy..we don't really who was driving, however both both boys were found still strapped in the vehicle according to first responders. Both boys were rushed to Altru, where life-saving triage began immediately.  Kyle had to have surgery for internal bleeding and a head injury. He also has a collapsed lung and bruised vertebrae and ribs.  His ocular socket is broken on the right eye. Please pray for Kyle ! I will update as time and circumstances allow!

Addendum: After much discussion with police and first responders, as well as Les and Scott's visit to the accident site, it appears that Kyle was driving.  Circumstances such as morning sun, trees that partially obscure tracks in the area,  the noise of the Kubota and the fact that ear protection may have been used as per procedure through mosquito control, may all have contributed to this accident.

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Deb Johnson posted a new journal entry, "Thursday, September 18th".

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Deb Johnson posted a new journal entry, "Wednesday, September 17th".

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Deb Johnson posted a new journal entry, "Tuesday, September 16th".

It was one of those never-ending days!!!  Kyle just had tons of things on the docket today!!  he started out with speech therapy at UND and then went to the fitness ... Read more

Deb Johnson posted a new journal entry, "Monday, September 15th".

...And the week begins!  Kyle had a busy Monday starting with speech at UND.  Ali has him extending his breathing by sustaining an Ah, but he averages only 5-10 sec. ... Read more

Deb Johnson posted a new journal entry, "Sunday, September 14th".

Another peaceful and uneventful day today.  We are always glad to have uneventful days. Kyle did do his lumosity where he scored 1 point higher then he has ever scored so ... Read more

Deb Johnson posted a new journal entry, "Saturday, September 13th".

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Deb Johnson posted a new journal entry, "Friday, September 12th".

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Deb Johnson posted a new journal entry, "Thursday, September 11th".

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