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Kirk Ingram's Recovery

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Dear Family and Friends,
Tragedy has struck, but hope remains. Kirk is alive. Yesterday, while enjoying a beautiful summer day with friends on Lake Minnetonka, Kirk playfully dove into the water, and unfortunately struck the bottom, injuring his neck. The injury is severe. He was rescued by his friends, a nearby doctor and EMT, and local authorities, then air lifted to North Memorial Hospital, where he underwent complex surgery for several hours. Melissa, baby Alexa, his parents, sister, grandparents, and more family and friends, gathered at the hospital and waited throughout the night. The doctor met us early this morning with news that the surgery to stabilize his spine was successful. However, Kirk's spinal cord was damaged, leaving him with little to no feeling in his arms or legs. This damage may be permanent. Those of you who know Kirk, know that he has amazing physical strength and will power. If anyone can defy the odds and overcome this injury, it is Kirk. No one works harder or demands more of himself than Kirk. In the ICU, he was awake and aware -- thinking first and foremost of the other people who are affected. He remains our hero. We will try to provide you with regular updates on this website. Thank you in advance for your thoughts and prayers. Kirk has a long road ahead. Yet we know that, with God, all things are possible. (Written on behalf of the family by John C. - loving father-in-law)


  • Diana James
    • $50 
    • 8 yrs


Melissa Cornwell Ingram
Minneapolis, MN

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