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Page 6 THEWALSH COUNTY PRESS OCTOBER 1,20 4 CAVALIER N.D. -- Adrian O1- son of Langdon will present his quilting collection telling the story of his journey as an accomplished quilter Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Cavalier Evangelical Free Church. The Trtmk Show is sponsored by the Pieceful Borders Quilt Guild and begins at 7:00. Trunk Shows give presenters the oppommity to share their talents and give quilters and want-to-be quilters inspiration. Olson had been sewing for many years and moved from custom fash- ion and bridal work to quilting about 10 years ago. He completes the entire quilt himse!fincluding the quilting with his long arm quilting machine. Olson, a husband, father, grandfather, and pastor of 3 church- es, states that he doesn't have much time to design quilts because there are so many available patterns he still wants to make. Accompanying Olson as part of the Trunk Show will be Iona Dubois and Carol Veer also accomplished quilters. The Pieceful Borders members will display the quilts they have made for the Pembina County Me- morial Hospital Treatment Center and the Sanford Hospital CUI. A presentation of the quilts will be made. The public is invited to this unique Trunk Show. Door prizes will be given and dessert refresh- ments will be served; admission is $5.00. The Pieceful Borders Guild meets the second Thursday of the month January-November at the Cavalier Evangelical Free Church. New members are always wel- come. GRAND FORKS N.D.- The will critique the photos based on cre- Center for Rural Health and the ativity, originality, photo quality, North Dakota Rural Health Asso- how well it communicates the con- ciation are seeking submissions for cept of"rural health", and overall ap- the third annual photo contest to cel- peal. There will also be a public vot- ebrate National Rural Health Day, which takes place on November 20, ing held on National Rural Health 2014. Day. All North Dakotans are invited to Submissions ofphotos will be ac- participate by submitting aphoto of cepted until 11:59pm (CST) on what rural means to them. Photos Friday, November 14, 2014. Citi- must be taken within North Dako- zens within North Dakota are eli- ta. Images must be royalty-free. By gible to enter the contest. Each submitting a photo, you understand photo/caption is one submission, you have the right and permission however you may submit as many of the owner of the photo to use it for this contest. Photos not meeting photos as you would like. All pho- this requirement will not be eligible tos must have been taken in North for prizes and will be disqualified Dakota. from the National Rural Health To submit a photo, send as high Day Photo Contest. resolution version of the photo in a The grand prize for the Nation- .jpeg, .gif, or .tif file format to al Rural Health Day Photo Contest. Include is a-free admissiofi to the 2015 Dakota Confe rtc on Rural a caption of the photo, any other in- Public Health. S ondplace wii re- formafitfi3i"u d ildf'd e"ffa |uaed ceive a $150 gift card to Cenex con- about the photo, your name, e-mail venience Stores. Contest winners will be notified after National Ru- ral Health Day (November 20, 2014). If the Center for Rural Health is unable to reach the winner, the en- try will be forfeited and the Center for Rural Health may choose a dif- ferent winner. All photos will be posted o6 the Center for Rural Hea!th's Facebook page and web- site. Apanel of judges from the Cen- ter for Rural Health, and the North Dakota Rural Health Association address,, and phone number. Terms of use for the photo contest can be found on the Center for Rural Health's website at rural- The National Rural Health Day efforts for North Dakota are facili- tated by the Center for Rural Health and are supported by the North Dakota Rural Health Association. To learn more about National Rural Health Day, visit www.cele- "~'lr~ "r'l'r ~ ................. 11 .,ll.~ Jt I .L JI. Jt at V V V Jt l ~.ll JLa at I Jt .It at "I v at v.Jt ~ ,1. a~ ,lL U al,,a no doctor wanted to take that chance. Brian said that they gave him the old good news, bad news speech and the good news was that it wasn't cancerous, a relief after Bri- an had been cancer-free for six years, the bad news was that the location was too dangerous to operate on. So without a surgeon who would operate, they de- cided to send him to the re- hab program in Sanford in Fargo. He was there for two and a half weeks before they finally were convinced to send him to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. "I think I if wouldn't have gone to Rochester, I wouldn't be here today. Four doctors didn't want to touch it where it was." Brian said that he and his family met with Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino. The doc- tor explained what needed to be done and Brian said "I have one more million-dol- lar question for you. If you were lying here -- can't walk, can't see -- what would you do?" He replied, "I'd have Dr. Lanzino take it out." After five hours of sur- gery, the gilioma was gone but the road to recovery was just beginning. He went from being a very active person to having to learn to walk all over again. Brian went from a wheelchair to a walker to % 47/ 7 ; Photo: Larry Biri Above: Brian Weisz has been working hard at regaining his life and his normal rou- tine following two brain surgeries since last November. cane. Though physical ther- "Dr. Lanzino wants to do discovered a cavemous mal- apy, speech therapy, and brain surgery tomorrow." formation or a cluster ofdi- occupational therapy, he During his check up they lated blood vessels that had started to'regain his life. had discovered blood on been bleeding. She needed "I get really fiustmted be- the brain and needed to go brain surgery to remove it. cause I couldn't do what I back in. She now is back to swim- used to do," he said, but he "It could always be ming at San Diego State, added couldn't have done it worse I guess," he said. "It working toward her goal without the strong support just shows we're not in of competing in the 2016 of his friends and family, charge." Olympic Trials. He said that it was four of His niece Whimey WeiszShe was an inspiration. five months before he was was involved in a surfing ac- Two brain surgeries lat- back to amore normal rou- cident in April 2013 that er, Brian's goal was to get fine. ended up saving her life. back to doing what he loves, Then when he went backWhen the board hit her in competing in inline skating for a Check-up in March he the head she was treated for marathons. was given an unexpected a concussion and doctors He got back on his skates for the Grand Forks half marathon on Aug. 16 and said that it wasn't easy. "I fell three times." He said that in his 12 years of skating, he as fall- en five times and falling three times in one day was tough. He was signed up for the full marathon on Sept. 13 in Duluth, but he decid- ed on race day that he was- n't ready. They allowed him to skate the half. When he got on his skates, his time wasn't his biggest concern. He was just happy to be do- ing something he loved. Brian said that each day is a blessing and his faith has helped him with each new challenge. He has lived through divorce, cancer, two brain surgeries and most recently, the loss of his mother. He said that some days he says to himself "what's next", but he does- n't stay down for long be- cause each day is a new chance. "If you do something, you do it to the best of your ability. Keep going through the struggles." As he continues to work on his balance and get back to his normal routine he is already looking ahead to the next competition. His goal is to compete in the full inline marathon in Madeline Island, Wis., next June. lle coldest beer in own gorth $ ar Coop[ COUNTY ~re're your hometown paper n the heart of Walsh County. Stay connected, subscribe. In county Out of county Out of sLlte $34 $38 S4Z TO ~et started call 701-284-6333. Marvin Check out what's new this foil! 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