Bring Mike Trabert Home!
$119,985 of $110k goal
Unfortunately, the insurance will not cover international transportations in situations like this, which is why we need your help. We are hoping to reach our goal of $110,000 to help fund the medical transportation that is necessary to bring Mike home safely. Not only is it vital that we get him home safely, but it is also a priority for us to get him home as soon as we can to ensure he gets the medical care that he needs.
Mike is a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son. He spends his days working at the Salt Lake Tennis and Health Club teaching lessons to tennis players of all ages. He is an avid skiier, runner, biker and triathlete. His latest hobby has been training for an Ironman. He is the most active 60-year-old we know! He is a friend, mentor, and example to all!
We can't wait to get Mike home safely so that he can begin the medical treatment that he needs to get back to enjoying the things that he loves! Thank you all for your love and support!
So...he will stay in the hospital for another 2-3 days until he's a bit more stable. Then he'll go home where he'll need to be totally inactive for 2-4 weeks. After this period, he may be able to be out and about more but his brace will need to be on 24-7. Dr. Dailey will monitor his progress closely with X-Rays every couple of weeks.
At the end of the 3 month period, they will see if his neck is fusing or if they will need to do surgery at that time. The goal is to eventually get Mike back to full activity!
Each day he's doing better. Shaved and showered today with brace on through it all! He is eating well all by himself but is totally exhausted. Now that he's moved from the Neuro Critical Care to Neuro Acute Care, they won't come in so often to check on him so he should be able to get a good night's sleep.
This will be a pretty long recovery but we're just SO grateful that he is alive and here and getting the help he needs! Thank you all for your constant thoughts and prayers. We'll continue to keep you updated as things progress.
Love to all,
We would like to reiterate our deep gratitude and appreciation for all of your help in getting Mike home safely. We could not have done it without all of the love and support we have received!
We are confident in the AirMed team we have hired to bring him home. With the help of Senator Orrin Hatch’s office and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow along with the willingness of the Russian government to expedite the process, we were able to secure the visas for the medical team. AirMed will transport Mike from Kamchatka to the University of Utah Hospital on Wednesday where a medical team will be awaiting his arrival.
We cannot even begin to thank you all for making it possible for us to reach our goal! We are amazed at the number of friends and family who continue to reach out asking how they can donate. Due to the injury Mike has sustained, he will need to have surgery so any additional donations will go towards his medical expenses.
Thank you for your donations, your love, and your prayers. Together, we will see Mike back to the life he loves very soon.
Did you contact the Russian US Embassy? They can provide medical evacuations and transportation as well as cost of care and living expenses and help navigate with the country on medical bills and care. This is so aweful so sorry your family is experiencing this!
I am so very happy he is home. He helped me out of many pickles back in the day. I love you guys.
Thank you for the update. We are so relieved he is back and getting the care he needs. Please know that Mike, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and don't hesitate to let us know if we can help in any way. Gunnar sends him his love!
Let me know if we can help more. Vann Barrett/Lisa Manfredy
Great news that you have arranged Mikes return so quickly. Wishing you the very best for the future.
I had something like this happened to a friend of mine when we were on a business trip. It's it's horrific trying to get somebody back from a different country with a medical condition. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and hopefully this tragedy will be over soon
Dr Greg Brinton and Steve Sorenson are returned Russian Mission Presidents; Huntsmans have extensive Russian connections...
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