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Mike Fales Recovery

November 4, 2019

 Mike Fales, Olivet College professor, and his wife Judy Fales, Olivet College librarian, were working on their roof fixing a hole a squirrel had been entering through when Mike Fales lost his balance and fell one and a half stories down to the ground, hitting a cistern. 


Mike Fales suffered broken vertebrae one and two below his skull, all his ribs on his right side, and a collapsed lung, leaving him the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for 12 days and rehab for seven days at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. 


Mike Fales said, “I have to wear a halo for three months to allow my neck to heal. I expect the halo to be removed by the end of October.”