Benefit for Mike

Friday, June 29, 2012
Pictured are Mike's parents, sister, brother-in-law and grandparents - Jorran and Jill Beebe (front); Brent and Lynn Meyer, Jerry and Janine Meyer, Trudy and Craig Schroeder, Lorna Schroeder, Lorraine Woltman. Grandpa Burnell Schroeder was unable to attend.

Michael Schroeder, 20, of Alta, has been learning to live a new life after an accident this spring left him with a spinal cord injury. He has been receiving rehabilitation services at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. and expected to return home in July. On Saturday, many supporters came out to a benefit in his honor; Mike was present in spirit and by Skype! He has accepted the fact that he may not walk again; his motto is, "It is what it is." Koozies with these words were available. A huge Hawkeye fan, t-shirts in black and gold were worn by most in attendance with the words "Team Schroed" on the front and "Stay Strong" on the back. A meal and auction were held with many donated items including two hats signed by comedian Larry the Cable Guy, whom Mike met at Madonna; signed Hawkeye items and even a Purebred Great Pyrenees puppy.