“Life and health are fragile elements,” Dittmann is quoted as saying in the GoFundMe description. “One day we are running … and swinging a leg up on a young horse, the next we are struggling to swing our legs in and out of bed. Hold your loved ones close, let them now what they mean to you and how grateful you are to have them along with you on this ride.” Dittmann and his wife, Jackie, were expected to remain in Seattle for several weeks and Dittmann is expected to endure “extensive rehab” in the coming months. A press release issued by GoFundMe said Dittmann will need to “learn to walk again” as part of his rehabilitation.
The GoFundMe page says Dittmann was injured “while working and training his government horse” although it is unclear whether or not Dittmann was on the job when he was injured. Public information officials with the Flathead National Forest did not respond to the Beacon’s request for more information on Dittmann or the accident.
Source flatheadbeacon.com Donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/f/emergency-medical-funds-for-leo-jack-dittmann.
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