Alec Gustafson Medical Fund

$44,913 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 294 people in 41 months
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Matt West
on behalf of Emily Gustafson
 LEHI, UT
Saturday October 10th, 2015 Alec unfortunately had a bad accident on his mountain bike in Park City, UT. He was Life Flighted to the University of Utah Medical Center and is currently in the Critical Care Unit undergoing several procedures and surgeries including a Craniectomy where they removed a large portion of his skull in order to relieve pressure on the brain.

Life Flight, hospitalization, surgeries and the procedures are all very expensive and Alec likely has a long road ahead of him to fully recover where he may not be able to work. We ask that you give what you can to ease the financial burden for Alec, his wife Emily, and their two kids Crew and Cade. They will greatly appreciate anything you are able to donate. Thank you!
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We have Alec the check tonight. He was incredibly grateful to everyone who donated. We shared some great stories about the donations and it really put a smile on his face.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
$44,563 donated from friends, family and total strangers.
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Heading up to give Alec a huge check right now! I'd love to be able to write $45,000 on there if anyone would like to donate a little more! We are really close!!
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I've had a couple people reach out to get an update on Alec. I'll give a quick one now and a more extensive one at some point soon. Alec is doing incredibly well!! He is out of the University of Utah hospital and has moved to another hospital where is is going through physical therapy.

Alec is communication very well. His sense of humor is fully in tact, and he is very sharp. His voice is not really back yet, so he sounds very horse. He walks around the hospital multiple times a day and has even "ran" a couple of times.

He is struggling to swallow properly at this point. That is tough because he is still on a feeding tube. Once he passes his swallow test, he'll be pretty close to being able to go home (Alec told me that yesterday - he said a he could go home a couple days after he passes the swallow test). His next test is tomorrow (Monday), so we are hoping for a good outcome. Alec asked that I pray really hard for him. I'll pass that along to this group as well to please pray for Alec that he can do pass his swallow test.

We have a huge check that we plan to suppose Alec with. I'm going to give him a list of the people that donated along with the check (except the anonymous ones of course). I haven't mentioned much to him about the fund, just that his financial needs are taken care of. My guess is that this might be a big surprise to him. I'll post a pic of him with the check for everyone to see.

Thanks again for all your support. The road to recovery is long with an injury like this, so please keep Alec, Emi and the boys in your prayers.
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Update from Eric Gustafson, Alec's Brother: Tears of joy are flowing!! Alec gave a "thumbs-up" on command! Then, when he was asked to give another "thumbs up" if he recognized Emily, Alec's Wife. He didn't just raise a thumb, he lifted his whole hand!! Typical Alec!! Love that kid!!
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$44,913 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 294 people in 41 months
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Created October 11, 2015
Matt West
on behalf of Emily Gustafson
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$50
Gary Gustafson
39 months ago

So grateful you are on the road to recovery. Much love - the NH Gustafsons.

$200
Anonymous
40 months ago
$100
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40 months ago
$200
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40 months ago
MB
$1,000
Mary Jo Brimhall
40 months ago

Just trying to help out from far away! Love you, Alec! Mary Jo and Steve

$10
Anonymous
40 months ago
$100
Anonymous
41 months ago
TF
$500
The Hurd Family
41 months ago

Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

$100
Carolyn Cox
41 months ago

Alec - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The team is looking forward to meeting you in January at speed camp. - MobileIron

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