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Mar 14, 2021
From Sunday, March 8 to Friday, March 13, Blake took part in a mission trip to the McAllen, Texas area with his church college group, called Oasis. Blake had not been feeling good throughout the week. In fact, he stopped on the way to the Minneapolis airport to get some Advil because he had a bad headache. By the afternoon of Friday, the 13th, there was great concern for Blake's condition which was worsening rapidly. The team took Blake to the nearest ER. Emergency brain surgery was performed during the day of Sat, March 14 with a follow-up surgery the morning of Sun, March 15. The surgery was to remove infection around his brain which was a result of an extreme sinus infection that invaded his brain. He also had a surgery on his sinuses during the afternoon of Sun, March 15th.