A Belfield miracle: Michael Wolf healing from ATV accidentDave and Janel Wolf of Belfield have always called their son, Michael, a miracle, and after he survived two vehicle accidents in less than a month, the word continues to suit him well.
Dave and Janel Wolf of Belfield have always called their son, Michael, a miracle, and after he survived two vehicle accidents in less than a month, the word continues to suit him well.
Michael was uninjured in a September car crash, but was severely injured in an Oct. 9 accident on an all-terrain vehicle.
He is now on his way to a full recovery, Janel said.
“They did not expect him to walk,” Janel said. “They did not expect him to come out of his coma.”
Michael’s very existence is phenomenal to Janel and Dave.
“We were told we’d never have children,” Janel said. “Michael has been a miracle all his life.”
Now, Dave said Michael is his “right-hand man” and Michael feels the same of his father.
Three weeks before the ATV accident, Michael was hit by a drunk driver, Janel said.
Michael walked away from that unharmed and the other driver had minor injuries, she said.
“We were so tore up about that accident and just kind of getting it settled and then this one happened,” Janel said.
He and two friends were riding on a four-wheeler and hit a bump, throwing all three boys from the vehicle. Michael was the only one severely injured, she said.
“Nov. 3 was when he actually was Michael, when he started acting like he was himself,” Janel said.
Michael doesn’t remember the 28 days after the accident, Janel said.
“I’ve got no idea what all went down,” Michael said. “It’s just hard to believe that all really
However, he does remember a little of what it was like to be in a coma.
“I remember the Wednesday before I woke up,” Michael said. “I remember in the back of my mind it was telling me it was all just a big dream and I told myself ‘Yeah, I probably need to wake up, because I’m late for school.’”
He woke up in disbelief of what had happened.
“I’m very thankful that I’m not in a wheelchair and I can remember and go back to my normal life,” he said.
Michael is being treated at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., for cognitive difficulty he is having from his injuries. He will go home
“He still has three holes in the brain and it will heal, but it’s going to take awhile,” Janel said.
The injuries have made multitasking a struggle, she added.
“He will be totally healed, but he’s got a good three months of recovery,” Janel said. “He won’t be able to return to school until after the first of the year.”
A spaghetti supper benefit is at St. Bernard’s Parish Center in Belfield today. Supper will be served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. along with a silent auction and pie auction.
Faith has gotten the family through the hardships and Janel said people all over the world have been praying for Michael’s recovery. The Wolfs are thankful for the kindness and generosity people have shown the family since the accident.