Thank you for your generosity Kevin, Mary Ann, JoAnne + Richard, Mike, Joe, Neil and Laura!
Beaucoup thanks to Mark, Kristen, Patti, Jeffrey, and Charlie !
Thanks for your generosity Nick, Brian, George, Mike, and Bill!
Thank you to Aron, Norman, Helen, Jim, and Colleen, and all your families!
Thanks so much Eddie, Joe, Ann and Jack!
I may have missed some people, so I apologize. Please know you are appreciated and loved.
Many thanks to Myles, Forrest, Stephen, and Bonnie!
Bonnie and Stephen,
Thank you!! I think this place had you as "Anonymous" at first.
Thanks so much, you generous souls!
Our friend Michael
Rogan suffered a severe and traumatic brain injury
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
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,
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
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
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
on him. Moreover, the possibility of losing his home
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
. Mike urgently needs assistance in order to avoid foreclosure
his home, provide for basic needs
, and remain in rehabilitation
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
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.