Friends of Michael Rogan

 
Raised: $11,640.00
Goal: $100,000.00
 
 
 

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Our friend Michael Rogan suffered a severe and traumatic brain injury when he fell head first down two flights of stairs in his home on Saturday, July 13th. He sustained multiple skull a... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Michael Rogan 3 months ago

Thanks so much, Russell and Tom's Mom!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Michael Rogan 4 months ago

Thank you for your generosity Kevin, Mary Ann, JoAnne + Richard, Mike, Joe, Neil and Laura!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Michael Rogan 4 months ago

Beaucoup thanks to Mark, Kristen, Patti, Jeffrey, and Charlie !

 
 
 
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Created by Michael Rogan on November 14, 2013

Our friend Michael Rogan suffered a severe and traumatic brain injury when he fell head first down two flights of stairs in his home on Saturday, July 13th. He sustained multiple skull and facial fractures and lost consciousness instantly. Paramedics arrived 9 minutes later to find Mike in critical condition: significant blood loss, unresponsive pupillary reflex, and acute respiratory failure.


Due to the severity of his injuries, Mike was life-flighted to a nearby hospital. Emergency room staff worked for several hours before Mike was stable enough to be admitted into the intensive care unit. After 3 long days, doctors could finally say they expected him to survive.

Mike remained comatose for weeks, fighting with fluid in his lungs, brain swelling, recurrent fevers, unstable blood pressure, and leaking cerebrospinal fluid. Despite these complications, he still required surgery, including: an incision in his neck and insertion of a tube into his windpipe; a brain incision for tube insertion and placement of a monitor to measure intracranial pressure; and a lung scope for removal of mucous plugs. During this time, Mike survived on life support: mechanical ventilation, tube feeding, and a central IV line.

Day after day, he has beaten the odds. Not only did Mike survive, he slowly regained consciousness. He began opening his eyes, sitting up, speaking, standing, walking, and remembering. Some would say his physical recovery has been miraculous.

But now Mike is facing a new challenge. Shortly after his accident, he was terminated from his place of employment. Now without an income, without medical insurance, and unable to work for the time being, his medical bills have continued to pile up.

He has a long road ahead of him. With the support of his son John and his fiancée Robin, Mike continues to improve every day. Although his recovery thus far has been amazing, there is still a massive amount of work and rehabilitation he needs to go through. The added pressure of not knowing how to pay for his medical expenses weighs heavily on him. Moreover, the possibility of losing his home has become overwhelming.


Mike was just getting back on his feet after having been off work for over a year due to serious illness. At the time of the accident, he had been employed again for a only a few months. Because of this, his resources are completely exhausted. Mike urgently needs assistance in order to avoid foreclosure on his home, provide for basic needs, and remain in rehabilitation services.


Michael is a father, brother, uncle, future husband, friend, teammate, believer, and humanitarian. As he improves, he is able to embrace these roles more and more. Recovery from a severe brain injury takes time. He continues to regain appropriate cognitive functioning and his prognosis is very encouraging--it is possible for him to make a full recovery.



Please help make full recovery a reality for Mike: Consider joining Team Rogan by making a donation through this site. You can also show your support by visiting http://robinandgoose.net -- Mike and Robin invite you to follow their story.
 
 
 
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Just wanted to take a moment to echo Mike's most recent, long list of thank you'd. We are are well cared-for and well aware of it. :) Much love to all of you!

posted by Robin Schaber 4 months ago

Thank you Mike, Bill, Mark, Kristen, Patti, Jeffrey, Charlie, Kevin, and Mary Ann!

posted by Robin Schaber 4 months ago

New post at http://robinandgoose.net!

posted by Robin Schaber 4 months ago

Thank you, All! It is a great blessing to know such kind people. Better than I deserve :)

posted by Michael Rogan 4 months ago

Thank you to George and Brian and the anonymous donor!!!

posted by Robin Schaber 4 months ago

Thank you Colleen, Jim, Helen, and Norman!

posted by Robin Schaber 4 months ago

Thank you, Aron!

posted by Robin Schaber 4 months ago

Many thanks, friends. It is such a relief to have something to work with as we look ahead.

posted by Robin Schaber 4 months ago

Best running buddies EVER!

posted by Michael Rogan 4 months ago

Thanks again, everyone!

posted by Robin Schaber 4 months ago

You should have asked sooner! ;-) Anything to get the boy back up to speed!

posted by Dave McGovern 5 months ago

Oooooh... and 100 shares! Yay! Keep it up!

posted by Robin Schaber 5 months ago

What an amazing group of people! Thank you so much for doing your part in this strong beginning. For $3,700 to come in so quickly is a blessing and a relief! Thank you! Much love!

posted by Robin Schaber 5 months ago

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Recent Donations (67)

$11,640 raised by 67 people in 5 months.

$100.00

Thomas Palumbo

3 months ago

 
 

Mike - a donation from my Mom. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

$75.00

Russell Silberglied

4 months ago

 
 

Mike, it has been many years since we have crossed paths, but I was really upset to recently learn about your ordeal. Stay strong and fight, I am rooting for you.

 

$100.00

Laura Cannon

4 months ago

 
 

$2,500

Neil Falis

4 months ago

 
 

Mike and Robin, you continue to be in my and Laurie's thoughts and prayers.

 

$200.00

Joe Salowey

4 months ago

 
 

Stay strong! Our thoughts are with you and your family.

 

$50.00

Anonymous

4 months ago

 

$50.00

Anonymous

4 months ago

 

$100.00

Mary Ann Denner

4 months ago

 
 

Mike, I wish you and your family the best. Keep working hard and never give up. You are an inspiration to all.

 

$200.00

Kevin Whelan

4 months ago

 
 

$100.00

Charlie Arduini

4 months ago

 
 

Continue getting better ... you remain in our prayers.

 

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