Budge family

In the words of Jodi Budge:  "Hey everyone - please send positive thoughts and prayers, vibes, juju’s, whatever else you want to call them towards Mike’s way. As many of you are aware, he’s been having severe back issues for the past 8 weeks with the pain/numbness and loss of strength down his left leg. Unfortunately, his leg gave out while attempting to go upstairs. He fell backwards and fell 8 stairs - VERY hard. On Thursday, 911 was called and the wonderful EMT crew showed up, brought him to be airlifted down to North Memorial. (I didn’t get the names of all of them, but one I remember was Kate. She helped calm Graycee down and gave her a big hug. Thank you to you and that entire team! You guys rock!)
He has a large bleed on his brain and swelling. Surgery is not needed at this point (thankfully) - but will be getting additional CT scans to confirm it’s not getting any bigger. He has a long road ahead of him with occupational and speech therapy, but we’ll get through this “bump in the road “ like we always do - TOGETHER - with the strength and love from all of our family and friends. ❤️"

Mike has a long road to recovery and will be in the hospital for quite a while.  Jodi is having to commute from Webster Wisconsin to be with Mike.   The gas money alone is a huge challenge, let alone the costs that will come in from the air ambulance and the extended hospital stay , follow up occupational and physical therapy for Mike, etc.   While Mike is healing and recovering, he is not being paid.  And anytime Jodi is at the hospital and not at work, she is not receiving a paycheck.  They are a wonderful family of 5, plus two dogs and a few cats.  From the words of nine year old Graycee, "  I just want my dad to get better so he can come home."

We love you Jodi, Mike and family!  We wish the best for you and your family during this challenging time.

Organizer and beneficiary

Nikki Kalvin
Lino Lakes, MN
Jodi Budge

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