However nothing might have ready him for the string of misfortune he is skilled in 2017.
On March three, Lassonde was at residence south of Lake Park, Minnesota, the place he lived together with his spouse, Anna, and their two younger youngsters, Aviana and Silas. He had taken a Friday off from work and was in his storage engaged on a 1999 GMC truck he’d bought to show right into a plow car.
He was on his again beneath the truck, loosening the bolts on the skid plate that protects the underside of the car, however was having hassle getting it off. He began loosening the final bolt when it all of the sudden sprung out of the body and hit him within the head — in the best temple.
He’d been banged up lots on the job and when he was a mechanic previous to turning into a police officer, so he did not assume a lot of it on the time. Anna got here out to the storage when she heard a loud crash, however he informed her he was OK, and went again to work.
However Lassonde wasn’t OK and nonetheless is not.
The results of that damage have utterly upended their lives. He needed to give up his job. Anna, who’d been a keep-at-residence mother, needed to go to work. Their family revenue is a fraction of what it was. They needed to promote their home and transfer to a smaller one.
Simply when it appeared like life could not get a lot worse, they misplaced nearly all of their possessions when a storm two weeks in the past ripped off the roof of a storage facility the place they’d saved all their furnishings and different family items whereas ready to maneuver into their new house.
“I really feel like somebody put my life in a field,” Anna stated, “and shook it up.”
Rush to the ER
Lassonde, 34, awoke on the Saturday morning after getting hit within the head and nonetheless had a headache. A bump had shaped on his temple. However he is a police officer, robust and resilient like cops need to be, and he figured he would really feel higher regularly.
On Sunday, he went to church together with his household, returned residence, ate lunch after which he and Anna took the youngsters to a metropolis park in Lake Park. When he acquired out of the automotive, he began to really feel wobbly, like he was standing on a ship.
When the youngsters completed enjoying on the park, he tried to drive residence. However he started to see double. He was nauseous. Then the left aspect of his face went numb. That occurred on the other aspect from the place he was hit, so he did not even join it to the damage.
Lassonde has a historical past of strokes in his household, so Anna rushed him instantly to the emergency room in Fargo.
He was recognized with a concussion, which does not sound like a life-altering…