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Jane Schmit, Fargo, Published December 15 2012

Letter: Heartfelt thanks to many for help

When this journey started on July 4th, we didn’t know exactly where it would take us, but in the past few months, we can truly say we have learned that we are blessed beyond our wildest dreams.

We owe thanks to so very many people – first and foremost our “angels” in the boat who did everything right, to the rescue squads from Vergas and Perham, Dr. Mary Aaland, Kathy Woken, the TRACS team, the staffs of ICU, 5E, Same Day Surgery and Sanford Power. You all have had an important part in Nick’s amazing recovery.

To our family and friends who have been by our side since that afternoon, especially our nurses – Diane, Rhonda, Lori and Denice – and Nick’s “moms,” Genevieve and Ann, none of whom we could have done this without. To everyone who called, texted, prayed, sent notes, flowers, food and visited, we are completely overwhelmed by the support for Nick and our family.

To our Fargo North hockey family, we are certainly proud to call ourselves Spartans and be part of this family. You all were champions before the state hockey tournament, and you will always be champions in our eyes. To our hockey families, from near and far, that Nick has had the honor to be a part of, we are so very thankful for your support.

To the Benefit Committee, DMDC, DMF – Lend a Hand and the Fargo Force organization, you put on an amazing benefit. The committee members worked tirelessly to make it a great night for our family and the Fargo Force organization graciously allowed the Committee to have the benefit as part of their game night.

And last but certainly not least, to all of you, whom we know and don’t know, who donated, attended and/or supported us that evening, and since July 4th; it is completely overwhelming. It was a huge success, as has been Nick’s recovery, which certainly would not have been the same without all of you.

There’s certainly no adequate way to express our thanks, appreciation and gratitude for all that everyone has done. We can only say that we are truly humbled and blessed by your support and thankful for each and every one of you!

Also signed by Nick, Bob and Devon Schmit.