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Help Swede Walk Again

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A father, friend, brother, and die hard Steelers fan needs your help right now.  Jeff ‘Swede’ Swedenhjelm, age 40, had been traveling around southeast Asia the last 12 months when, on December 18th, he had a terrible accident, falling over 30 feet from the roof of a pavilion as he was attempting to retrieve his favorite Steelers hat from a thieving monkey in Bali, Indonesia. The fall happened during a six hour walk, after he lost the keys to his scooter, to a bar that he knew would be airing the highly anticipated week 15 showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots.  Villagers found Swede unconscious on the ground and immediately transported him to the nearest hospital.  The fall left Swede in a coma for 6 hours and fractured and displaced his C6 vertebrate rendering him paralyzed from the chest down.
     Swede's family and friends rallied to raise enough money to get him an emergency medevac flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and to pay for his surgery.  He is currently in the ICU at a hospital in Malaysia recovering from the surgery and fighting off a bad lung infection. We have exhausted the funds that have been raised up to this point and desperately need to raise more money to pay for his expensive ICU stay as well as his intensive rehab.  As of now he has not reagained any movement or sensation that was lost so we know that this is going to be a long, hard road back to recovery for Swede.  We are confident that his positive outlook and determination are going to get him back on his feet again.  We just need your help to facilitate that.

-Swede's Backbone of Stone


  • Maria Victoria Labordeta
    • $25 
    • 5 yrs

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Jeff Swede
Destin, FL
Heather Curry

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