On Sept. 13, Landon (who was 16 years old at the time) was hit by a car while rollerblading with his friend, Sherman, about a mile from his home in rural Minnesota.
Landon was a Junior in High School and is #6 in a family of 8 children. He has 7 splendid sisters (of which I am one) and 3 brothers-in-law. His parents (Les and Gayle) and two younger sisters (Jonae and Brittany) live north of Detroit Lakes, MN, near Strawberry Lake. Gayle homeschools Landon and his sisters and Les is a self-employed carpenter.
Landon goes to Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church where he rocks the worship band and where the congregation agrees that he is generally awesome. Landon played hockey on the Detroit Lakes High School varsity hockey team.
He loves the Vikings, sleeping in ridiculously late, kicking it with his friends, playing music, being at camp, playing hockey, being really good at so many sports, fishing, late-night frozen pizza snack binges, making his sisters yell 'ewwww,' being the favorite uncle of his 4 neices and 4 nephews, finding a bargain at a garage sale and not mowing the lawn.
He really is a gem. He is kind to those around him and carefully shows love where ever he can. He is a confident, natural leader who often blows us away with his intelligence, his sense of humor and his killer dance moves.
We (his family) have been by his side since the day of the accident working our tails off making sure Landon has the best recovery possible. He was in the Trauma-Neuro ICU for about a month and in rehab at Bethesda in St. Paul for 2 months and then at Gillette Children's Hospital in St. Paul for 3 months. He moved home on March 24, 2011.
We love him so much.
And you would, too.
Thank you for praying for Landon.
31837 Co Hwy 34
Ogema, MN 56569
The address to send financial contributions to Landon's fund:
Wells Fargo Bank
211 Holmes St W
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
(Make checks payable to: Landon Hochstetler Benefit Fund.)