ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A fund has been set up for an Army veteran injured when West St. Paul police say he tried to stop a drunken friend from driving.

Police say 24-year-old Kyle Kissinger of St. Paul suffered severe brain trauma when he was dragged nearly two blocks last Friday.

Kissinger remained in serious condition Monday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

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Comments (4)
  1. Richard in Minneapolis says:

    In the last week we’ve seen a fund set up for high school hockey player Jack Jablonski, then one for Jenna Privette, and now this. And everyone seems to accept this as normal.

    Given how rich this country is, isn’t it an outrage that people need fundraisers to pay their medical bills? In this we are alone among industrialized nations.

    1. Meghan says:

      Wow Richard!
      Have you considered the fact that there are just some good people out there who are willing to donate some of their finances to help with medical expenses? Nobody is forcing you to make a donation, so what’s the problem here?

  2. Rocky says:

    4, u forgot the 3 year old in mple that was shot by stray bullet, and actually the medical is FREE if your a illegal alian, or unable to pay, but us average working ppl gotta pay our life savings to the filty rich Dr.’s and hospitals…….meanwile the CIA does not have to disclose what it spends to spy, and pay off informents, and the military thinks nothing on giving million dollar planes, chopers , tanks, ect.ect… to other countryes……this place is all forked up…..

  3. felice says:

    Well, Richard, you are right. Starting with the ridiculous cost of items hospitals are allowed to pay (because they are considered necessary) & then the markup of probably 300 % to the unfortunate person needing hospitalization (my daughter worked in distribution several years at a hospital) I don’t think it would matter if you had the best insurance in the world you would probably need “help” to pay what the insurance didn’t pay. I make about only $11.00 hr & my medical insurance (till very recently my youngest child now has his own insurance) was $650.00 a MONTH. Increased several years ago to pay for FREE health care for Somali’s & ALL THEIR KIDS THEY MAY HAVE FOR 7 YEARS EACH I BELIEVE, I really don’t appreciate people who don’t pay for their own health insurance & give half of their paycheck for insurance & taxes like I had to do for so long. ON THE OTHER HAND- there are certainly unfortunate people who really can’t pay or don’t even have jobs anymore & this is very sad as you were expressing the rich country we live in & the terrible state of the health care here.

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