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The Olympian’s Lisa Pemberton on Yelm resident Walter Reichel’s recovery

Walter Reichel
Photo credit: Tony Overman, The Olympian

– “‘Hopefully, my story saves somebody else,’ says Yelm logger who was crushed by a tree”
“Yelm logger Walter Reichel was crushed by a tree on June 2.

He was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he underwent two surgeries. He had broken eight ribs and his sternum. His pelvis was busted into numerous pieces.

Given that, people are usually pretty surprised to see him up and about — without the assistance of a wheelchair or walker.

‘My life is up to almost pretty much normal,’ Reichel said during a recent interview. ‘…It’s a struggle, you know, but I’m grateful,'” by Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian.
Read more of this inspiring story.

Posted by Steve on December 26, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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