On the morning of January 30, Tanner was feeding cows when his hands got caught in a chain of the feed mixer wagon. He received extensive injuries to both hands and his left arm and was taken by ambulance from Cooperstown, ND to Alexandria, MN. From Alexandria, Tanner was life flighted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. His family - Bruce, Elona, Tasha, and Trey - and girlfriend, Megan, are all helping him in this journey.
Tanner is a selfless, hard-working man. Once his family was able to visit him after the first surgery, he asked his dad if the cows had got fed. It just goes to show what kind of a wonderful person he is, worrying about his cattle rather than himself!