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Leo Needs Your Help

As many of you know, our dear friend, Leo suffered a massive brain stem stroke during a procedure to repair a brain bleed in November of 2017. This brain bleed occurred during a routine gym visit while on a work trip in Arizona. Leo spent a month in ICU in Arizona and was finally air transported to Craig Rehab Hospital in December, where he stayed as an in patient for several months.

Updates (6)

May 8, 2019

HUGE heartfelt thank you to all of those who attended Leo’s Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser or who supported it in any way. It was a huge success raising over $10,000 to help support Leo’s continued home care needs.

For those who couldn’t attend it was a room full of a whole lotta love for Leo, Dani and their families!

The support from each and every one of you throughout this past year and a half has truly meant the world to the Patnodes and their extended families. It is an amazing demonstration of what the TRUE meaning of a loving community is.

Please check out the latest photo album posted on this site from the event and keep an eye out for upcoming events or status updates on Leo. He’s been out riding his new recumbent tandem bicycle in the beautiful Spring weather, including a 9 mile ride with his good friend, Andy, to join some pals to watch bike racing last weekend! Prior to this adventure, his longest ride had been 3 miles so he’s working VERY hard to gain back more strength and endurance.

Thank you all!!

April 19, 2019

If you’re planning on attending the upcoming Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Leo and his family, please register by THIS WEDNESDAY, THE 24TH so we can have a headcount for the chef!

Here’s a quick link to purchase tickets:

All ticket donations are tax deductible! Thank you and we hope to see you there!!

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May 4, 2019

Hi Dani and Leo, all my love and strength to you and the kids as you’ll get stronger. Nikhil

Nikhil Jain

May 2, 2019

Hi Leo, Sorry to hear about the ordeal you're going through. I heard about you through John Samuel, and I'm a friend of Mike. This sort of thing could surprise any of us without warning. Keep up the recovery progress, and keep your thoughts positive! (I was born in Council Bluffs)

Don Mullen

April 29, 2019

Sorry we couldn’t come to eat spaghetti with everyone yesterday. We wish Leo and family all best wishes as he returns to the family nest.

Beth Robins

April 29, 2019

Love ya bud!

Douglas Wong