Help Nolan Walk Again! Fell 30 FT

Erica and Nolan moved to Utah a few months ago and lost their insurance. Neither of their new jobs offered insurance and they decided to focus on getting Erica insurance first since she is pregnant. So Nolan is without insurance!! He is a soon to be a new dad next month and will be going through rehab to try and walk again while also helping his wife and new baby. 

How the accident happened:
Nolan was paragliding off the G about pleasant grove and at about 3:50 went down by the High School. A man saw him go down and said he was 30 feet or more in the air. Nolan reports it was like 15 feet up and going like 20 mph. He landed hard on his bottom. He knew immediately something wasn't right and kept still and prayed. He never lost consciousness and has feeling in all extremities. However, he is not allowed to move until his surgery and will need rehab to help him walk again. This man came over and called paramedics as well as got a hold of me. He is at the Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. Got a CAT scan that showed a burst fracture of his   L1 vertebrae. They say chances are good he will not be paralyzed, however there is always a chance. Especially because of how it broke. His spinal cord is 50%  occluded.His surgeon just came by, John Edwards, keep him in your prayers he can perform to the best of his abilities tomorrow. He says it is a tricky surgery, but will do neuro monitoring the whole time. He’s going into surgery right now and it will take anywhere between 2-6 hours

  • Philip Abbott 
    • $20 
    • 24 mos
  • Julie Anderson 
    • $25 
    • 35 mos
  • Savannah Fox 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 36 mos
  • Dan Hays 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
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Fundraising team: Team Nolan (7)

Rachel Walton Sprague 
Raised $1,219 from 20 donations
Orem, UT
Nolan Heaps 
Collin Heaps 
Team member
Raised $445 from 5 donations
Chelsea Glenn 
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Raised $100 from 2 donations
Laura Diane Heaps 
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Michael Elrey Drews 
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