Friends of Michael Rogan

$11,665 of $100k goal

Raised by 68 people in 34 months
Michael Rogan  EVANSVILLE, IN
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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Update 9
32 months ago

Thanks so much, Russell and Tom's Mom!
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Update 8
33 months ago

Thank you for your generosity Kevin, Mary Ann, JoAnne + Richard, Mike, Joe, Neil and Laura!
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Update 7
33 months ago

Beaucoup thanks to Mark, Kristen, Patti, Jeffrey, and Charlie !
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Update 6
33 months ago

Thanks for your generosity Nick, Brian, George, Mike, and Bill!
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Michael Rogan
13 months ago

Thank you Carol Beaver!

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Robin Schaber
33 months ago

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!

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

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

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

New post at http://robinandgoose.net!

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Michael Rogan
34 months ago

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

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

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

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

Thank you Colleen, Jim, Helen, and Norman!

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

Thank you, Aron!

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

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

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Michael Rogan
34 months ago

Best running buddies EVER!

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

Thanks again, everyone!

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Dave McGovern
34 months ago

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

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

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

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Robin Schaber
34 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!

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$11,665 of $100k goal

Raised by 68 people in 34 months
Created November 14, 2013
CB
$25
Carol Beaver
17 months ago
TP
$100
Thomas Palumbo
33 months ago

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

RS
$75
Russell Silberglied
33 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.

LC
$100
Laura Cannon
33 months ago
NF
$2,500
Neil Falis
33 months ago

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

JS
$200
Joe Salowey
33 months ago

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

$50
Anonymous
33 months ago
$50
Anonymous
34 months ago
MD
$100
Mary Ann Denner
34 months ago

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

KW
$200
Kevin Whelan
34 months ago
Michael Rogan
13 months ago

Thank you Carol Beaver!

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Robin Schaber
33 months ago

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!

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

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

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

New post at http://robinandgoose.net!

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Michael Rogan
34 months ago

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

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

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

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

Thank you Colleen, Jim, Helen, and Norman!

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

Thank you, Aron!

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

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

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Michael Rogan
34 months ago

Best running buddies EVER!

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

Thanks again, everyone!

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Dave McGovern
34 months ago

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

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Robin Schaber
34 months ago

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

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Robin Schaber
34 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!

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