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Skamperle Ready For Surgery, Recovery

Ogdensburg City Councilman Dan Skamperle was seriously injured in a fall from a tree stand and is now preparing for surgery at the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He posted this update on his facebook page today.

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Thank you EVERYONE for your thoughts, Prayers, and support! ❤️I took a nasty fall when the treestand I was in just gave out, excruciating pain at the time... and it comes back several times a day so far..... when a grown man screams it’s pretty bad. Thank you to my son Marko, the rescue team, sheriffs department, etc that got me out of the woods, and airlifted to upstate medical.....and put up with my screams of excruciating pain. As an update My pelvis was shattered into 13 pieces and I’ve met my doctor.... he’s the best they have here and I’m very confident. I consider myself very very lucky.... no back or neck injuries, and didn’t die. I’m very LUCKY and will pull through this. Expect surgery on Wednesday then PT and OT. They tell me I’m in good shape and that will help with a good recovery. They told me I probably won’t be running anymore and my last 5 miler was the Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Morning In Liverpool....we’ll see about that! I’m not a quitter and that’s my goal! Long road ahead for this LUCKY guy, but one day at a time. The messages and reach out has been overwhelming! Thank You all again for your support ❤️ gotta love this community ❤️

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