Hello Friends and Family,
On June 1st at 9.30 AM MT, I was struck from behind by a vehicle driving 65-70 mph just east of Hingham, MT.
Many people stopped to assist until EMTs arrived. They ensured I remained alert. Whoever the good samaritans were, thank you.
EMTs immediately arrived on the scene. I would like to thank them for their care and rushing me to Northern Montana Hospital in Havre.
At Havre they quickly accessed my condition and decided to send me via helicopter to the trauma center at Benefis in Great Falls. I would like to thank the Havre ER staff for their care and quickly assessing my needs.
On the helicopter ride one of the EMTs started to sing. I knew the tune and sang along.
Laura was in Davenport, IA, so that she could attend the Talent Show which was organized by the Creative Arts Academy students in order to raise funds for our cause. She left before the event started and joined me in Great Falls that same evening.
The talent show was a success, beating the $2,000 goal and raising $2,250+. Thank you to all who participated and attended. Also, thank you, CAA Wolfpack, for your support during this endeavor.
At Benefis Hospital in Great Falls they are tending to my injuries and although I will be recovering for awhile, the outlook is good. I am receiving excellent care and I would like to thank the Benefis staff for their support.
The recumbent trike is heavily mangled and no longer functional so unfortunately I will be abandoning my journey and focusing on recuperation. I am already thinking about what color my next trike will be and when I can ride.
I will be convalescing in Minneapolis with Laura and continue my care but as soon as I am able I will be back in the Quad Cities.
If you have not yet donated, there is still time. gofundme.com/caa4caa
I thank you all for your love and support while on this journey.