Welcome friends and family of Alex and Dane!

This Blog has been created by friends and family of Alex and Dane as they make their way down the road to recovery, after being struck by lightning 10/5/2010. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as this road will likely be a long one. Feel free to check back often for status updates on both Alex and Dane, and be sure and leave your well-wishes when you visit. The boys will be shown this blog when they are awake.

We sincerely Thank You for your concern and friendship. Alex and Dane will always remember the support of friends and family like you.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Alex makes huge strides tonight!

Alex woke up on his own tonight!  He had been medically paralyzed, and the doctors were planning on waking him up tomorrow.  But he decided he had slept long enough!  He opened his eyes, responded to questions by nodding his head, and felt his mom squeeze his arm.  From where he was yesterday, this is huge!  We will update more as things develop.


  1. When I visited with you today Alex, it was evident that you knew your favorite 'buckeye' from that great state of Ohio was there! So your blood pressure went up a little and the Dr. had to come check your stats on the machine...your mom & I still knew deep down you were happy:) You know I love ya Alex- heck I was there when your little stubborn rear came out of your momma! You were a strong one that day, and you are even stronger now- and that strength is going to pull you through all of this. You all our in our prayers daily. Love,
    Sherri Remund

  2. Dane,
    Although I don't know you like I know Alex, I want you to know that you have been in our thoughts & prayers as well. I had the chance to visit with your mom briefly and your dad today in the hospital. There is nothing more powerful than a parents' love- and they certainly love you. There are many people who love you! Always remember that. Keep fighting Dane!
    Sherri Remund

  3. Alex,
    This is Sherri Remund's mom from the great Buckeye State too.We have watched football together so I know you know how to yell.If I recall, you are not a Buckeye fan, but I forgive you.I was on duty in the ED when you came into Dixie Regional after the lightning strike.I am anxious to see you get better and come back and visit us here at the hospital.You are in all of our prayers along with your mom and that wonderful grandma that I have known for nearly 30 years and who shares my name.
    Sharon Mayfield, Director of Intensive Medicine at DRMC

  4. Alex & Dane,

    I don't know either of you or your families, but have been following your story closely since I heard it on the news. I just want you to know that you've both been in my prayers continuously since and will remain there and in my thoughts until you've both made a full recovery. You're young and I'm praying that your youth, the incredible medical staff, and the love and prayers of family friends and complete strangers will see you through this much faster than expected.

    Stefanie Maples

  5. Hi Alex,
    Just know all of your friends in the Ward are keeping you in their prayers. We know that you have what it takes to get through this and get back on your feet!
    We are going to have a fast on Sunday for you and Dane.
    You are an amazing person and you have a lot of support from your family and friends.

  6. Alex, you really went to great extremes to get out of this weekend's debate tourney. You hang in there and do everything your doctors tell you to. We want to see you home as soon as possible. We love you and are praying for you every day. Rhonda

  7. Dane and Alex,

    I don't know either of you, but I am live in Alex's ward. My name is Jenna Neilson, I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers for a safe and speedy recovery. I know you both have long roads ahead of you. Stay strong, Keep fighting and know that thousands of people are thinking of you. Well wishes sent your way always

    Jenna Neilson

  8. Alex hang in there! Praying for you and your friend....
    Love ya!!!
    "Aunt Lynn" Ashlee and Caitlyn
    Dallas, TX

  9. Hey boys, you are in our every thought and daily prayer. We are hopeful you will get well soon and rejoin our weekends of House and Big Bang Theory. Things are quiet without you around. Stay strong and know that our family loves you. We look forward to having you in our home again soon.

    Love, The Davis Family (Todd,Cindy, Amanda,& Sam)

  10. I've been missing you both like crazy, the bus has been so lonely without Dane. I made so no one can sit in you're spot. It's there waiting for you when you get back.
    I hope both you're family's are doing good.
    We all know when you get back were having a halo party, so be prepared to get owned!

    Get well soon guys.
    <3 Nathan Mayo.

  11. GINGER--
    Hey Alex i never thought this crazy thing would have happened but i guess it did. You were my first friend in st. george and i am so thankful for that. Your name in my phone is still 'Alex Pink' from when we went to the rodeo and wore pink bandanas. I remember hangin out at your house everyday, we had some way good times. I was thinkin a couple of days ago if you were gonna make it through this and i decided in this scenerio, you are playing Halo against god and satan... apparently you won, i knew you would. You need to get back here so we can go riding, your the one that got me into dirtbikes and taught me nearly everything i know. You are the reason i have the nickname GINGER and a big thank you for that ;)
    kaleen, you are so amazing and you are like a mom to me, all i want to do is give you a hug. you are such an amazing person and im sorry this happened,
    Dave, once again you are like a father to me, we have had some fun times and i am truly sorry this happened.
    Parker and keil, love you guys as well you are my redheaded bros, if ya need anything please just let me know.
    the rest of the family, im sure you remember the crazy redhead.. i have always loved all of you guys and you are all so fun to be around.
    Arden, its weird, i have never called you that.. but i am probably one of the few kids in stg that knows you, i feel bad for ya. If there is anything i can do for you or your son please let me know.
    Jordan, well i talked to you yesterday, but i love you.
    Skyler, i havent talked to you for a while but i know this is not fun for you either, sorry bro.
    Dane, i dont know you really well but i have talked to you here and there.. sorry this happened to ya but i cant wait for you to get back here.
    I want to come see you guys but i dont know if i am allowed to, i have been debating it for the last week. If i would be able to please give me a call!
    You guys are awesome!
    -Ginger,Spencer Sorensen,Spee, and many more


Alex on Wednesday, Oct.6

Alex on Wednesday, Oct.6

Dane Thursday Oct 7th

Dane Thursday Oct 7th
Before Life Support was removed

Alex's Room

Alex's Room
Thanks for all the love