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Nick’s Story

Nick remains hospitalized in critical condition today after a hit and run driver struck him and a friend early Sunday morning on Grand Avenue several blocks east of St. Thomas' campus. The students and three others got out of a cab, and a car driving westbound on Grand struck the two students. The car did not stop.
We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when he needs it most.

Latest Journal Update

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Hi all, 

I apologize for the lack of updates! Nick left Regions about three weeks ago and is now in a long term care facility in Omaha. We feel extremely fortunate for finding QLI. Given the severity of Nick's injuries at the time of the accident, the doctors never expected him to live independently. Currently, Nick is at Rancho stage 8, which is the highest level of cognitive ability we were told he would ever have. It is truly a miracle that Nick has improved so much in this short bit of time, seeing that he has been out of his coma for a little over two months. Nick's therapists are preparing him to reach his goal of going back to school next fall (something we were told he would never do)! This goal is still a stretch and will need a lot of hard work from Nick in order to achieve this. We expect Nick to make a full recovery and ask for your continued prayers and loving support.

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Becky Heflin
By Becky Heflin
Denine, India and Nick - You are all in our prayers! We pray for strength, faith and a full recovery for Nick! Keep up the hard work, Nick! God Bless you!!!
melissa  schmitz
Wonderful news! we continue to send positive thoughts and our prayers for continued recovery for Nick! The Schmitz Family
carrie sinkin
By Carrie sinkin
Beautiful! Nick is truly amazing and has boundless potential. He gives so much of himself on every front. Your whole family has been magnificent.
Dennis and Rita Daugherty
We have experienced medical miracles in our family and believe that praying for Nick's full and complete recover can most certainly be accomplished with faith in our Great God! Our son John was near death when he was in the 8th grade and experienced full recovery. God receives all of our praise and glory for that healing and we already see God's initial response to Nick's injuries. I have every confidence that God will be faithful and restore Nick to full health. Blessings to all! We will continue to pray for all of you as you journey through these weeks and months ahead!
Karen Brown
By Karen & Bill Brown (parents of Jake, Nate and Luke from Minnehaha Academy)
HI India,
We will continue to pray for Nick and his caregivers. Thanks for the update.
kymi kieffer
Wow, what a nice relief to hear this news. It makes one cry in praise and thanksgiving...and praying that you all can continue to heal and improve. Thanks again for the update~ God bless you too.
Jon Rorem
By Jon & Sandra Rorem
What wonderful progress!!! Keep strong faith in God's amazing healing and unconditional love and promise to care for us - even when He does that differently than we expect it to be. A new Lenten season is coming, and like Advent, it brings the promise of newness of life!!!
Ginger Hicks
I am so happy to hear that Nick is doing so well. Laurel has been giving me updates on his amazing progress. I'll continue to pray that he makes a full recovery!
Rhonda Rosen
By Rhonda Rosen
Hi Bergeland family,

Praising God for the healing he has done in Nick and continues to do. Nothing is impossible with God he is able to all things more abundantly than we can imagine. Will be praying for continued healing. Good job Nick!!
Linda Kittler
By Linda Kittler and Pat Kittler
This is wonderful news! We are so proud of Nick for all of his hard work and of his Mother and Sister for their continued support and caring. Keep up the good work, Nick. We love you and look forward to seeing you very soon. XOXO