Daniel Nickel is a young man, a wonderful brother and special uncle who was involved in an accident while we were visiting family in Vermont, July 2016. Daniel sustained a T11-T12 spinal cord fracture with compression. He lost all movement and sensation below his belly button. Dan spent 10 days in the hospital and 30 days in a rehab facility where he slowly regained some movement and sensation in his legs. He is currently working very hard towards a successful recovery.
Daniel graduated from Skyline High School located in Sammamish, WA and went on to work manual labor for a tree limbing service for several years. Just prior to Dan’s accident, he had just moved into a lead role at Northwest Modular, an office furniture company. He had been working for Northwest Modular for just over one year and really enjoyed his new position, the work, and his colleagues. Dan enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and reading and hopes he will recovery to where he can enjoy the snowboarding and hiking once again, and return to the workforce in 2017.
December 8, 2016
This was the beginning stages of recovery for Dan… he has come such a long after months of hard work. We are so proud of you Dan!