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, October 9, 2012


If you haven't had a chance to get your CPR Certification.  Please do so, you never know who you might need to save.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Eve of 2 yr Anniversary

As I dropped my 16 yr old off at SCHS this morning, I glanced at "The Tree" and thought "two years ago today our life was normal".  But what is Normal?  2 years ago today we were doing our thing as a family, today we are closer to each other and have more appreciation and compassion for others.  Its been a long, hard 2 years but we are still Beating the Odds and getting better everyday.  We are all changed forever, its up to us to make that change become a  Good or Bad thing.

Thanks to the St. George News for writing a follow up story on the Boys.  View it at


Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer Update

We started the summer off right with a visit from our friend Professor Blankenbecler and his wife.  We met "The Professor" the week after Alex and Dane were struck by lightning.  He contacted us at UMC, and we became fast friends because of our many similarities, all 3 of them had been struck by lightning, and survived, they all love physic and hiking.

Alex started a new therapy for his hands.  Its called EMG-Neuromuscular Training Program (NTP).  It was designed to help patients with spinal cord injuries and most types of paralysis learn to use their muscles again.   We have seen a little improvement which is encouraging.

Dane is still working at Lins while he gets ready to leave the nest and move to Cedar City for his first year of college.

Alex finished his first year at Dixie State College and did great (all A's & one B+).  He will go back to DSC in August.

This summer Alex and Dane have had a few  "All nighters" playing a game called  DayZ.  They seem to enjoy it, it must be fun to keep them entertained all night long.

We continue to run into people around town that supported the boys, through prayer and donations.  We are always so happy to meet them and are so grateful for all they did for us.  Alex and Dane are walking miracles.

Kaleen aka Alex's mom

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Another Milestone for Dane!  Dane will graduate from Snow Canyon High School today.   He will continue to work this summer then go to SUU this fall.   Congratulation Dane!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Miracle Men!

The title idea was giving to me by Rhonda Tommer who has done way more than just give me a good ideas.  She has been there for us through thick and thin - Thanks for being a great friend and neighbor!

Listening to Alex and Dane give their interviews makes me proud to know them.  No they aren't perfect but Yes they are miracles.  They both struggle with all of this, they didn't want to be struck by lighting and they didn't want the attention, but in a flash that all changed.

Thanks for the continued support!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

KUTV 2 News - Update on Alex and Dane Tonight at 10:00pm

KUTV 2 News is airing an update on the boys tonight at 10:00.  We are grateful for the continued support on their Road to Recovery.

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