Broken 1

On December 27th 2013, my 6 year old, Keenan River Nord headed down Blacktail Ski Mountain with confidence.  Keenan has skied the last 3 years prior, but as a side note, we only get out twice a winter.  December 27th would be his first run of the winter.  We were all so excited to be out together as family, feeling the cool wind in our faces and the rush of the downhill adventure.  Half way down the first run, Keenan hit some turbulence.  He was in complete control however.  Keenan was nicely executing the snow plow when he suddenly went over the front of his skis, the skis crossed/tangled behind him, the bindings didn’t release and he ended up with a broken leg.  Tibia Fracture. Broken.  Of course there is so much more to the story, all the agonizing details.  The sled ride to the chair lift, given by Ski Patrol.  The ambulance drive to Kalispell ER.  The hours of waiting, distracting, pacing, sitting, worrying, consoling, fretting.  Not to mention siblings; worrying, crying, helping, bumping (accidentally the bed where Keenan lay).

So.  I love the idea of a 365 project.  I started one in 2011, never finished.  I love the idea of a month of photo challenges, tried, but bagged after a couple of days.  Now more than ever, wanting to and needing to..stay close to home, I am going to, I will, document each day Keenan has his cast on.  Hmmm?  Interesting, maybe.  But a challenge, yes.  A project, yes.  Visually appealing…we will see.

2 thoughts on “Broken

  1. Lynn Talarico says:

    Ahhhh – it’s hard to know what to say. Let’s hope this is the worst and last broken bone experience he has to go through in his life. Mom

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