Mark’s Story

Site created on September 12, 2018

Life can change in a matter of seconds. On the evening of September 10th Mark was riding his bicycle home on East Lake Boulevard in Lake Nebagamon around approximately 10 PM. He met a car on the road and was blinded by the lights so went to the shoulder and unfortunately went too far into the ditch and flew over his handle bars hitting his head. He was immediately unable to move his arms or legs. He remained in this position for about 10 hours until he was found the next morning. Miraculously he was found the next morning by the paper guy who was driving with his window down so was able to hear him screaming for help. We were also very lucky because the temperature overnight was 63 degrees. He was transported via ambulance to Essentia Health Duluth.

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Newest Update

Journal entry by Kristina Anderson

Been home now for almost 2 weeks and completed the first week of day rehab last week, onto the second week now.  Collar comes off tomorrow! Its been a long 12 weeks in that so dad is definitely ready to get it off.  Things are progressing well and still making small gains everyday.  Still having some difficulty with nerve pains and muscle spasms which makes sleep very tough.  Dad hasn't had a really good nights sleep in awhile. 
He is doing very well moseying around the house and addition with his wheelchair and walking around with his walker.  Hes doing with feeding himself and was even able to make meatballs this weekend for dinner with some help from mom!  Kim assigned him homework to help prep for a couple dinners during the week.
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