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.

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

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