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Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

We are also in the process of setting up a fund for Steven. We are unfortunately unable to follow through on the logistics of doing so until an appropriations bill is signed and the government shutdown ends. We will post information when it is available, and appreciate your support.

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Denise Tennen signed Steven's Guestbook.

Congratulations on having your first day pass home!  Have a wonderful Christmas. Read more

Patrick McKinney posted a new journal entry, "Tuesday, December 24".

Surprisingly, Sven had a pretty busy day today.  He had 2 one-hour sessions of OT and 2 sessions of PT.  June stopped by in the afternoon while she was out ... Read more

Patrick McKinney posted a new journal entry, "Monday, December 23".

Sven had a pretty busy evening today.  After he finished his therapies and had his dinner, he had a number of people stop in to wish him a happy holiday.  First Nate ... Read more

Patrick McKinney posted a new journal entry, "Sunday, December 22".

Short day today.  I joined Sven at noon to watch the Vikings/Bengals game together.  It was not much fun.  He had his OT this morning and was not due for PT until about ... Read more

Patrick McKinney posted a new journal entry, "Saturday, December 21".

It MUST be the weekend--the construction sounds didn't start until 9 AM this morning.  So Sven got to sleep in a little this morning.  I arrived at about 10:30 to attend ... Read more

Patrick McKinney posted a new journal entry, "Friday, December 20".

Same 6 AM construction noise again this morning;  we're betting tomorrow will be silent, since it is a Saturday.  I arrived at 6:30 PM, just in time for Sven to ... Read more

Patrick McKinney posted a new journal entry, "Thursday, December 19".

I arrived later this evening so that I could stay through Sven's bathing/dressing change to see what I need to learn for when he comes home.  But our schedule was ... Read more

Patrick McKinney posted a new journal entry, "Wednesday, December 18".

Well, Sven slept much better last night--but the same construction sounds woke him up again at 6 AM.  And this is a hospital zone.  One of the nurses told him that at ... Read more

Patrick McKinney posted a new journal entry, "Tuesday, December 17".

Sven said he didn't sleep well last night, and to top it off, some construction started outside the hospital at 6 AM this morning.  He said he made up for it though ... Read more

Denise Tennen signed Steven's Guestbook.

Hang in there! Many of us out here following along with Sven's progress are willing to lend support in the long (but in the larger scheme of things, not so long) road ahead. Read more

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