Kent Underland

First post: Aug 10, 2022 Latest post: Aug 5, 2023

I am not even sure where to begin with making a post like this. 

For those of you who haven't heard, Kent was in a motorcycle accident on August 5th. He was flown to St. Cloud in a helicopter as his injuries were extensive. In true Kent fashion, he joked to the pilot that he wished he could at least 'sit up and see the view'. When he got there, we learned that he has a very badly broken right femur and ankle, and left wrist. His right wrist is slightly broken and his shoulder blade fractured. We can praise God that he was wearing his helmet as he has no injuries to his head. He also has no internal injuries. Kent is with us today, bones will heal. 

He had surgery that day and they were able to stabilize his right leg and left wrist. The swelling was too high to really start on the fixing. 
He had a 'good' first night and into the weekend he has been able to keep his spirits up. We learned this morning though that his stay there would be a lengthy one, as long as 2 months. His right arm will take a few weeks to heal, his left arm a few months and they said that his right leg will be a long healing journey. He will have surgery on his left wrist this week and his ankle likely next week. And from there likely a few more surgeries. 

Those of you who know Kent, know how active he is. He loves playing any type of sport and especially with his kids. They are missing him terribly at home right now. 

I cannot even begin to say how overwhelming this all is. The injuries and that this happened for one, but also the amount of love and support that we have all received. I never thought I'd be on the receiving end of something like this, but I am so thankful for all of you who have prayed, reached out, brought meals and signed up for the meal train, offered to watch our kids, offer to help on anything with our house, etc. I am blown away. 
I am still trying to catch up on messages. I am not sure that I will be able to answer them all, or if I do, it could be a little ways down the road. Please know that I see all of them and I appreciate them more than anyone can know. 

Prayer requests:
Please pray for Kent's spirits to remain high. This will be immensely important. Pray for the surgeons to come up with a good plan for surgery and for healing. Pray for the kiddos, this is so far out of normal life for us. Pray for the nurses who are taking wonderful care of him daily. Pray for safe travels for those of us who are making daily trips to St. Cloud and back. Pray for life balance as I attempt to run around after three very energetic children. 
Kelcie Underland