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, February 8, 2011

Awesome sight

As of the weekend - Alex is back on the computer.  Thanks to Dragon and more mobility in his hands he's able to get around in cyber space pretty well.  I'm hoping that the next post comes from Alex himself.
Funny side note - Alex has never been fond of Blogging so when he regained consciousness I had to not only break the news to him that he had been struck by lightning but he had also become the topic of a Blog.  lol
All the students at ALL the High Schools have been so thoughtful, thank you. Alex got cards from HS's all over UT.  I met someone last week who was at a Hurricane HS football game, the weekend after the strike, during half time the HS had a Miracle Minute for Alex and Dane - to hear his story about the generosity, love and support during that game, even from the team from Morgan UT (which is way up north) just is shocking, it gave me goose bumps to hear about it.  All rivalry was gone, pure support was present.  Thanks to all those that donated.

Since Alex can't open drawers, his Therapists in Acute Rehab suggested we get some shelves to store Alex's clothes in.  We needed something so specific, that I wasn't able to find it at a store.  I needed them to be very sturdy, so if Alex needed to lean on it he could; wide enough so they wouldn't fall over on him, if he did lean on it; lots of cubbys to keep his clothes in; wide enough and tall enough that Alex can actually use them on his own, strengthening his independence.  We contacted the Wood shop class at SCHS and look what was made for Alex.
Thanks RUSTY SULLIVAN & Mr. Vick for the amazing shelves
It turned out Beautiful - THANK YOU!!   Kaleen aka Alex's mom


  1. Alex; You have become a symbol for what southern Utah is all about...UNITY !!

    I pray for your recovery every day. It is so good to see your progress! Please know that the people of St George are with you!

  2. (squeal!)

    Check you out! Back and badder than ever in cyberspace! Nicely done, my friend. Please put your intolerance of blogging aside and post a little something for your throngs of fans all over the country. We would all love to hear from you! Not to mention, for those of us in the "Struck by Lightning Club" as well as those that have yet to join (heaven forbid), it is so beneficial to share experiences and log progress. Dane, you should jump in, too! There will be another survivor that we will all read about or hear about on the news and having a forum that he or she can go to for stories of encouragement or connections will be invaluable. You boys just might save someone's life!

    KUDOS to the woodshop class! Beautiful work! I bought something similar for my husband at a furniture store and it was over a thousand dollars. Your class projects could put a little jingle in the class coffers if you were so inclined! Think of the rockin' end of year party you guys/girls could throw with that kind of coin! What a gracious gift - that was very cool.

    Alex, if you're anything like my teenagers you're looking forward to the weekend. Here's to hoping you have a good one! All the usual Idaho hugs.........

  3. Tell Alex that a Blog can be very healing in and of itself. I use to Blog all the time but have stepped back from it. I need to go back just for the solace it can bring. The wood shop deserves a big "HIGH 5".


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