The Clint and Nicole Rasmussen family of Bluebell experienced a challenging year. Their struggles began at the end of February when Clint was emergency life-flighted to Salt Lake, where he was diagnosed with H1N1 Flu. His case was so severe that he spent 33 days on a ventilator and another five days in the ICU. Once he was finally out of the hospital, he still was unable to return home because he had to relearn how to walk. After an additional 3 weeks in a rehab unit relearning how to walk and rebuilding his strength, he was eventually able to go home. He did physical therapy at home until he was strong enough to go to physical therapy in Roosevelt. He is still required to do physical therapy at least 3 times a week and other exercises at home. Additionally, Clint is still on oxygen due to his ARDS (Adult Respiratory Distress). Even though Clint is back home, he is unable to work due to being on oxygen and because of loss of strength and muscle. What began as a severe case of the flu has led to mounting medical bills and an inability to work to provide for his wife and children. We all hope for Clint to make a full recovery, but are uncertain of how long it will take.
The Rasmussen family has been very gracious, and expresses gratitude to all who are able to assist them in this difficult time.