On Friday September 20th 2013 Zack was with friends hiking the bluffs in Lacrosse WI. He had been at the top of the bluffs sitting and taking photos. When he and his friends had gotten up to leave he had lost his balance and fallen down the 70 foot cliff. The rescue team had gotten to him about 20min after he had fallen (about 2pm) . The rescue effort was a tough one because they had to cut down trees and brush to safely remove him from the area. By 3:30 Zack was finally to the hospital, just two miles from the bluffs that he had fallen off of.
Our family appreciates all support and prayers and are truly asking for a miracle to happen.
Zack's procedure went amazing quick. Dr. Stockland said it took 6 minutes for the actual procedure! Alyssa's aunt Lynette was one of Zack's nurses, we are so grateful for her comforting words and expertise. They used conscious sedation, and found no clots so were able to remove the filter. Zack doesn't remember the procedure. We did request a picture but I can't upload it from here. He is resting for 2 hours just to be sure the site doesn't bleed, then he can go home. Thank you to all of our prayer warriors, God is so good.