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.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Six Weeks Ago Today

I still fall asleep every Monday night and think back to the Monday night before the Strike.  Can't believe 6 weeks ago today  I got a call that Alex and Dane had been struck by lightning.  I've been replaying each day over the past 6 weeks, thinking of the Nurses, Doctors and Admin at UMC.  Miss them (not that I still want to be there) but miss them as people, they were great and caring.  Thanks for helping in Alex's recovery.  We will be back there someday, Alex will walk in and he will probably dish out orders and demands like he did during his PICU days -lol.  Kaleen aka Alex's Mom

This is from Alex's dad   SATURDAY 11-13-10

I got to spend a good day with Alex. I came early to St. George Sat to watch Alex's younger brother Parker 'firecracker' Lambson play his championship game vs Alliance. 
Alex and I had fun watching Family Guy 'Blue Harvest' the spoof on Star Wars. Gratitude to whomever left that for him. I hadn't seen Alex laugh until we watched this show. He didn't want to watch funny movies in Vegas because it hurt him to much to laugh. He enjoyed that DVD so much he sent me to Best Buy to find the sequel 'Something Something Something Dark Side'. Alas I couldn't find it.

While I was there the paramedic that worked on Alex came by to see him. Ty 'Smitty Smith gave Alex a run down of everything he saw that
day. Gratitude to him and the rest of the first responders for reacting so quickly and doing such a great job of resuscitating Alex, and giving him a chance to survive.

Later in the day lots of friends came by and Alex had a good time laughing a joking and remembering past adventures. It was awesome to see him in good spirits, and a smile on his face. Lots have asked what does Alex want to watch when he has down time. Alex wants to watch quite a few different things so I made an Amazon account with
his current wish list. Follow this link for his current wish list:


  1. I LOVE the amazon wish list! Thanks for suggesting it. I think that the something, something, something is something I should send...expect it on Friday. :)

    Hope to see you all soon, and great job to all of you! Especially Alex who is working so hard to heal...

  2. It must be awfully difficult after an exciting(to everyone else) event, to have to sit in the hospital and struggle every day just to do the simple things, ie. walk, eat, move your hands, and just to wipe your nose! Then have the rest of the world move on as if nothing had ever happened! We live in a society that is quick to forget and wants to move forward. Well We want you to know Alex, We are not going on without you! You are in our hearts and in our prayers! (even here in vegas!)

  3. Mr. Bertrand - well put.

    The rest of the world will move forward at the same pace it did before the strike. Alex will move forward much more slowly. Please know that there are a select few of us that are moving at the same speed as he is and we will be here for him, if needed, for the long haul. Alex, you will move forward, too, nonetheless. You have yet to show everyone around you how miraculous your mind and body are. (and they thought defying Mother Nature was cool!) Just stay tuned, people!

    Wanna know how I know for certain you're on your way back?! You're requesting HOUSE on DVD. Woo hoo! Wrap 'em up, Amazon!

    When I was hospitalized someone brought me all the seasons of LOST. Every patient in the hospital could turn to the channel that was dedicated to the DVD player. Many did! After about a week the nurses would come in and say, "So and So, in room whatever wants to know if you know what is in the hatch yet." :)

  4. P.S. How does a stranger send an Amazon Wish List item to Alex? Is there an address? How do we know what has already been purchased? There is cool HOUSE Seasons 1-5 set available. Did you see that?!

  5. I am Alex's step father. I, being technologically challenged, just figured out how to write something here! I am really amazed at all that has happened. I am watching the human spirit overcome the impossible, and I am truly amazed to see how many people there are who's thoughts and prayers help make it happen! I want everyone to know, I just spent the morning with Alex, and he is just one STRONG SUCKER!!! I believe!!!

  6. You're darned tootin', David! That young man is cut from some pretty tough cloth!


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
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