ROCHESTER, Minn. – A neighbor of 10-year old Nancy Ogak tells us the Rochester girl is making progress, but still has a long road to recovery ahead of her.
On the evening of Nov. 12, Nancy was hit by a truck while crossing a busy road on her bike. According to a GoFundMe page that has been set up for the family, she was in a medically induced coma for two weeks and suffered two broken arms, a broken leg, and multiple broken ribs.
The neighbor we spoke with tells us that the young girl had a successful surgery on her leg on Tuesday and is responsive and breathing on her own.
Throughout the month, the community has been rallying around the family by providing meals for Nancy’s siblings while her parents stay with her at the hospital. It’s been organized though a Meal Train webpage.
“We had November covered every single day, which was great. We’ve got a few days in December,” explains Heidi Wilkins, neighbor of the Ogak family who started the Meal Train site. “Christmas is covered, all of the Gage teachers are doing a big feast for them so that’s awesome, but there are not a lot of days in December that there are meals for them.”
She says the family is taking things one day at a time.
“I think that this is going to be a very long haul, so any help is still appreciated,” Wilkins adds. “I think they’re still in shock and trying to figure out where to go next.”
Here is the link to sign up for the Meal Train.
Wilkins also started a GoFundMe account to help the family with medical expenses.