Coming To The Rescue
Farm Rescue trucks were spotted in Stanley last week as the organization came to help Kyle and Bobbi Johnson with planting on their farm and ranch south of Belden. The family was impacted by a freak accident at their farm in early May. Things went wrong for Kyle Johnson on May 6 when a split rim tire blew up on him. He was home alone when it happened, but he was able to call Bobbi while she was at the school. She called 911. While Brooks Stafslien was driving her home, coworkers called Kyle DeTienne, knowing he was a neighbor and closer at the time. Alan and Kyle DeTienne went over to be with Kyle until everyone else was able to get there. The incident shattered below his left elbow and cut into his left knee, opening up the joint capsule and exposing the femur. He was in the hospital until the following Tuesday and just started physical therapy to rehab the injuries last week. While he is allowed to walk, he needs to wear a knee brace. He is also supposed to limit the use of his left arm, while knowing that he needs to work on range of motion exercises to regain the full use of that arm. While Kyle was in the hospital, Bernadette Lund reached out to the family and encouraged them to apply to Farm Rescue. Bobbi applied online, but she also knew that they were already reaching into the Spring planting season, and she was concerned they might not be available. That proved not to be true as a group of four volunteers came into Stanley on Tuesday, May 31 to begin the planting of about 500 acres of flax. Two of those volunteers come from Texas, one from Minnesota and the fourth lives at Keene in North Dakota.