WF father talks about son who was hit by a car – archyde

WEST FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – The Klein family was stuck in tragedy when 13-year-old Taren was hit by a car while cycling.

The accident occurred near his family’s home outside Cash Wise in West Fargo.

Tonight, the Valley News team spoke to Taren’s father, John-Paul, who says the family is not yet sure when Taren will be home.

“The problem with traumatic brain injuries is that everyone is different. They emphasized from the start that they can’t tell us, ‘Hey, this will take 3 months’ and then it will be done, right. You can postpone other people’s recovery time, but that really doesn’t mean anything, ”says Klein.

However, the 13-year-old has made many strides on his path to recovery.

“It’s really nice to see he’s actually in there, right. Sometimes they can’t express themselves with the TVI in the way you’d like, ”says Taren’s father.

Taren is able to answer yes-or-no questions, follow people around the room with his eyes, and even hug his mother.

“It was a month and a half ago, it had been a while since we’d heard from him. Finally, they cut the bulb in his windpipe down enough for air to actually hit his vocal cords. He got upset about some things and you could actually hear him crying. It was just one of those steps that you put in your back pocket and say, ‘Okay, we’ll move on,’ ”says Klein.

In anticipation of a negative COVID-19 test, Taren and his mother Cassie will be driving to rehab at Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul on Monday

“Cassie and I turn this on and off while the kids stay up here for school,” says the father of four.

Klein says his children’s community and schools have been very supportive, raising $ 50,000 for the family through GoFundMe to date.

“That was probably one of the greatest helps – the friends and family, the overwhelming support from the community. For this reason we kept the updates going. I wish I had time to respond to all of them, but I can’t thank everyone enough, ”says Taren’s father.

The family usually posts updates about Taren on Facebook and GoFundMe, but say they’ll be moving to a CaringBridge website soon.

For those who want to donate, here is the link to Tarens GoFundMe.

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