Alyssa Lommel Recovering From More Surgeries
ST. PAUL - Doctors have completed the first round of amputations on St. Cloud native Alyssa Lommel.
Her mother Teri wrote on her Caringbridge site that the surgery went well. She says Alyssa ended up losing the tips of her toes on one foot, the other foot they had to take just below the ball of her foot. Teri Lommel says Alyssa should be able to walk in the future with the help of shoe inserts.
Lommel is being treated at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
Lommel suffered severe frostbite and hypothermia last month after getting stranded outside in the cold.
She's a sophomore and the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and a graduate of St. Cloud Cathedral high school.
On Sunday hundreds of people attended a benefit for her at the Blue Line South in St. Cloud. Organizer Esther Widor says the event raised well over $50,000.
Also, they're still accepting donations at a special account set-up for her at the Bremer Bank.