A brother and sister seriously injured after a fall at a Minnesota state park are showing good signs of progress in their recoveries.
Mom Malerie Silver posted an update about son Hunter, 6, and daughter Caydence, 5, who fell over Gooseberry Falls on the North Shore in early August.
As the family's GoFundMe tells it, the family was "enjoying a typical walk on a trail when suddenly Hunter fell. Caydence always has a way of looking after her brother and quickly tried to help him. Within a blink of an eye they both slipped and the water instantly took them down the falls falling 30 feet down."
Both children had to be airlifted to a trauma center, with Hunter suffering a concussion, an eye injury, and a gash to his face. Caydence meanwhile suffered broken bones in her finger, elbow, and nose, and needed stitches on her nose and hand.
In a post shared with the North Shore Tribe Facebook group Saturday, their mother shared pictures of them on their first days of 1st Grade and Kindergarten respectively.
"Six weeks post fall from Gooseberry," she wrote. "Words still will never describe the gratitude in our hearts for everyone in MN and this group who prayed and thought about these two since the accident.
"My daughter is well," she continues. "No surgeries now for a few years. My son's face/eye are having issues healing so we are trying to figure out next steps for him with the specialists we are seeing. For now we are soaking in all the precious moments God has allowed us to keep experiencing.
"They still have a massive love for nature and exploring (more cautious) and will one day return to the North Shore and admire her beauty with much more caution in our minds."