Reid Skogen’s Journey of Heart and Soul
The last time I saw this little gentleman, I told him I couldn’t believe that THIS story was only HALF of his story. Reid Skogen said to me, “This, this is just the beginning…”
You, amazingly, are just like every other 10-year-old boy I know, and yet so very special. I am so proud to know you Mr. Reid Skogen. Thank you for coming into my life and allowing be to part of the celebration of yours. -Your friend, Janaia
At ten years old, Calgary resident Reid Skogen, has been through more than many endure in an entire lifetime – so much so that his mother, Cindy Skogen, says it is hard to ever let her guard down.
“I never get too comfortable with comfortable,” relates Cindy Skogen.
Skye Skogen, Reid Skogen’s older sister, says her mother even has a heightened sense of smell. Cindy Skogen says she believes it’s her survival instinct, and that after all they have been through she can even smell a fever.
“It smells like ink,” says Cindy Skogen.
Reid Skogen’s health demise began with a fever at age seven, at the end of grade one.
“But he had no other symptoms.”
Reid’s parents, Cindy and Chad Skogen, took Reid Skogen into the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) where some tests were done, and were sent home.
“He stopped eating. He was throwing up for no reason and he could not get warm.
By August we had had enough.”
So they went back to the emergency room, and endured what Cindy Skogen described as “a very unfortunate incident.” Continue reading “SURVIVOR: Part One”