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On June 24, 2020, around 10:30pm, Louis Olsen’s life changed forever. Lou was driving home to see his mom, Anne Olsen, for the weekend. While traveling through the town of Henry, SD Lou was struck by a CanAm off road vehicle on Highway 212. Shortly after this terrible accident, a storm front moved in that made both helicopter and airplane life flights impossible. Lou was taken to Sanford medical by ambulance. . Five days in the Intensive Care Unit, a few more on the trauma floor, he is now being treated on the TBI (traumatic brain injury) rehabilitation floor.
Lou is suffering from multiple types of brain bleeds in multiple locations of the brain. These injuries were, and are, potentially life threatening. These brain injuries also cause Lou to be disoriented, confused, and, at times, totally out of it. He is simply not himself, as he is off-and-on scared, restless, and subject to bouts of unusual behavior. The rest of his injuries from the accident seem to be healing as best as we can hope right now.
The experts tell us his best chance for recovery is a lateral move from Sandford to the Colorado Learning Center.
Lou does not have health insurance through the VA (Lou is a proud veteran) for this, although we are trying to apply for Medicaid and disability.
A Colorado Learning Center will take Lou on a private pay basis if we can raise enough money to get him through the first month or so of treatment until Medicaid kicks in. This Colorado Learning Center charges approximately $40,000.00 per month on a private pay basis. We are looking at over $100,000.00 for the first three months alone.
Lou’s condition at this time is stable, but he has multiple active brain bleeds, swelling of the brain, and terrible neck pain. Lou’s brain condition, however, remains volatile as there are new brain bleeds developing even now- over 20 days since the extremely violent Collision. Lou is being closely monitored through blood work to make sure his body can continue to take the medication levels prescribed by his team of doctors to keep him as comfortable as possible.
We are so thankful for the outpouring of love and concern so many have shown. Many have offered to support Lou, and now seems to be the critical time to get him the help he needs at a Colorado Learning Center.
We thank you in advance for the continued thoughts, prayers, concerns, and any possible financial help you may be able to help Lou with.
Our goal is to raise $100,000.00 in the next two weeks so Louis can move to this specialty Learning Center where he can receive the best care possible. If you are able, we have set up a few different ways to donate.
Make check out to
18524 398th Ave
Hitchcock, SD 57348
Memo: Lou Medical Expense
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