By Jennifer Gallus
HOWARD LAKE, MN - Howard Lake native Christopher Jensen, 23, son of Larry and Steph Jensen of Howard Lake, was critically injured in a two-vehicle car crash while driving to work north of Norwood Young America March 27.
Jensen is listed in critical condition at the Hennepin County Medical Center suffering from a sheared brain stem.
A benefit to help with rising medical costs is planned for Friday, May 8 in Winsted at the Blue Note Ballroom.
The benefit will take place from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and includes food, a silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m., and the band Deep Fried Tweeters will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Those wishing to make a cash donation or donate to the silent auction may contact Nicole Bode at (952) 217-7611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jensen has a CaringBridge site established at www.caringbridge.org/visit/christopherjensen.
Jensen has been struggling with too high of intracranial pressure (ICP), fevers and infection, and much more.
A portion of Jensen’s skull needed to be removed to relieve some of the pressure in the brain, but the bone will be preserved so that it can be reinserted again, according to his CaringBridge site.
Jensen’s CaringBridge site has had more than 8,000 visits since the accident, and an ongoing journal of his condition is regularly updated.