Local man headed home to re-learn life

The Clint Lane family needs financial assistance.
Lane, age 33, was injured Aug. 6 as he was attempting to load a crane onto a flatbed at a construction site. The boom fell, pinning Lane to the trailer. The construction site was at Fastenal which is close to Wal-Mart in Blackfoot.
Last Friday, Lane was discharged from the Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., after four longs months in the staff's ministering care, to begin the transition home to Firth.
A benefit dinner is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Senior Cititzens' Center in Blackfoot.
The cost is $5 per person or $20 for the immediate family. All proceeds will go towards helping the family with living expenses and financial obligations.
A silent auction is also scheduled. Donations from people and businesses are being sought.
Contact Jill Gregory at (208) 705-8889.
A donation account has also been set up at Wells Fargo Bank. Donations can be made to Clint Lane Donation Account.
"Clint has come a long way since Aug. 6," said his wife, Nita. "He is a fighter!
"As we transition home for the first time in months, it important for us to establish a new routine," she said. "This will be helpful for Clint's recovery.
The team at Craig Hospital, who worked with Lane everyday, recommended that the family have no visitors for the first few weeks. The family will alert people when visits will be appropriate.
Lane will continue physical, occupational and speech therapies at Portneuf Medical Center.
"It's so nice to be home," Nita said.
"We will be out and about, so if we see you, we will say, 'hi,'" she said.
Lane still has many years of hard healing and recovery.
It's estimated his recovery could take one to five years, said Jill Gregory.
Clint and Nita Lane have five children who range in age from 13 to 2 1/2.
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank our family, friends and the community for their thoughts and prayers and continued support to help us through this difficult time," Nita said. "It has been a long road and will continue to be while Cline re-learns life.
"We hope you will join us at the dinner to welcome Clint home," said Nita.