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.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sad Looks

I didn't see this article until today.  I looked through the pictures on the left and am shocked at how sad we all look.  Of course I know we were sad, but to look at these 8 months later, WOW! I'm shocked!   In the back ground of one of them you can see my mom and dear friend Sherri.  The one of Dave and I looking at each other, just reconfirms his love and concern he has for me and for Alex.  Little did we know then how Alex & Dave's bond would be strengthened over the next 8 months.  Dave took care of Alex 24/7 after he was released from the Hospital December 1, 2010.  So glad that Alex has become more self reliant and has learned to adapt to his new situation.  Dave started a "temp" job 2 weeks ago so he's gone all day now.  Alex's brothers help him with his food prep and I come home at lunch to "check in".  Im usually not needed which is a good feeling :)
Kaleen - aka Alex's mom


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dixie State College

Alex spent yesterday at DSC for New Student Orientation.  It was fun to see him interacting and moving forward with life.  His fingers/hands continue to improve. He doesn't have full use of them yet, but he can move almost every finger now.  Last night Dane was over and he was saying to Alex "remember in the hospital when you could just barley move your pinkie". 

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Alex only got to attend 6 weeks of his Senior year, I feel so bad that he missed all the social aspects of that year.  Glad that he prepared so well 9th-11th Grades with his academics so that he only had 3 credits to finish.  One of his final credits was PE so the School District accepted his PT and OT hours along with 15 PE packets.  He finished up Government/English with some papers, reports and packets then his Art Credit.  While he worked on his Art Credit he found a new interest, Movie Making & Special Effects.  He and his brothers and friends have been making movies, then Alex has created some amazing special effects.  All in all, Alex is having fun and enjoy life.
Mr Hurt, Officer Brown, Alex, Mr Brooks, Mr Gali
Proud Momma
Grandpa, Alex & Grandma

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