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Published November 01, 2009, 04:31 PM

Jared Schueller Benefit

Potato dumplings and roast pork was on the menu at the Lakota Community center today as people gathered to raise money for a local man.

By: Christine Boggy, WDAZ

Potato dumplings and roast pork was on the menu at the Lakota Community center today as people gathered to raise money for a local man.

Christine Boggy: As a CNA at the Good Samaritan Society and an EMT for the Lakota Ambulance Service, 29-year old Jared Schueller didn't expect to be the one in the hospital bed.

Debra Schueller: It's given him a greater empathy for his residents, he loves working with people, he really enjoys the health care field. He's getting it first hand now.

Christine Boggy: A car wreck on September 30th put Jared in surgery for 7 hours and left him with two broken legs.

Steven Schueller: He's got two to three months minimum in a wheelchair and then it'll be they said twelve to eighteen months before he's back at work.

Christine Boggy: With medical expenses climbing, his co-workers put together this benefit today to offset costs.

Steven Schueller: A lot of the employees have been out here, dishing up the food and cleaning the tables and there's even some of the residents of the Nursing how out here.

Debra Schueller: It's phenomenal the way our community is behind us, we have nothing but gratitude.

Christine Boggy: Jared now has two rods in his legs and even had to undergo bone grafting to fix his shattered femur. The next step is rehab and his parents are prepared for him to come home.

Debra Schueller: We set up our living room with a hospital bed, we got some friends from the ambulance that have built a ramp to the front door.

Christine Boggy: Jared has a positive outlook on the situation and says this experience will only help when it comes to relating to those he cares for every day.

Debra Schueller: He said he's going to have a wide range of experience to deal with all sorts of folks, any way he can serve people, he's very much a people person.

Jared is expected to make a full recovery.

Donations can be sent to the State Bank of Lakota Box 468, Lakota, ND 58344.

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