Friday, December 12, 2008

Holiday Help

Dan is done with his first semester, post accident. He has hopefully passed all 9 of his credit hours. That being said, Dan could use help, here at home, to replace the 25+ people who help him at school. His care assistant, Garrett, will be gone for a 2 week vacation with his family, for a much deserved rest. Very few people know of intensity in taking care of a person with a high level of injury, such as Dan has. Garrett does, and Dan could not have completed this semester with out him. Thanks Garrett. It's been wild at times ;D

This request for help, is mainly for those who live in the Elgin, Fox Valley area. Below are the areas of help that we could use. Most of these items would only take 1-2 hours of your time. It could be just one time, or weekly. ONLY respond to IF you are able to help.

We ARE looking for regular help when Dan is at home, for now and the future. This is a paid position.

Thanks as always for your prayers & love,

Bill, Debbie & Dan Knudsen

1. Lunch, your left overs, our lunch food, or purchased [feeding Dan is not necessary, but very helpful]
2. Dinner [preparation only]
3. Range of Motion - Exercising Dan's arms and legs [no experience required - Dan will explain as you go]
4. e-Stim [exercising with electric stimulus device] its easier than it sounds.
5. Getting up in the AM - 1.5 to 2 hours
6. Helping into bed in the PM - .5 to 1 hour
7. Visiting or Hanging out with Dan while Bill & Deb get away to do some shopping.


Anonymous said...

Hi guys,
My back is out of commission for a while but I have some high schoolers interested in helping out. We can do the e stim, Rom, bring lunches or come by bring a dinner and let Bill and Deb go out to get some running around done. I can also do dressing changes too.Please let us know the dates Dan will be here because I will try to get the word out.

Suzanne Evans said...

I can help over my winter break, Dec. 20-Jan. 4, two or three times a week, range of motion and e-stim. I'll call you to set up times. It will be so good to see
Dan again.

Anonymous said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS, DAN!!!!!!!!! and a happy new year!!!

Caris aka a camper

Dusty Penguin said...

Hi, Dan,
I miss you. I wanted to come over and say goodbye before you left for the holidays, but couldn't make it due to other appointments. I hope you're enjoying a change of scenery and faces. Have a good Christmas.