Teaching us a lesson about the power of positivity

Updated: January 29, 2021 09:49 AM
Created: January 29, 2021 09:46 AM

Project Blue Light was born out of a desire to show thanks to our frontline workers. Those frontline workers are the reason why Duluth was lit up blue this week. 

Public health staff from 11 county and tribal departments partnered together for Project Blue Light to show support for the people working to keep our community safe. Businesses, landmarks and families across the Twin Ports participated. 

"We know there's a lot of people who've been going to work everyday during this pandemic, working at grocery stores, working gas stations and just keeping our communities running," said LaReesa Sandretsky, Lake County Public Health and Human Services.

You can still shine your shade of blue in support as the project continues through the end of January.

Plus, a Duluth East teen says every day is a new day and he's moving forward despite a life-changing accident on the ski-hill. 

it's now been just over one week since Mason Branstrator broke his back and suffered a spinal cord injury. The co-captain of the soccer team can't move his legs, but he's getting ready to move to Colorado.

He'll be going through rehab at the Craig Hospital and he wants people to know, he's ready for the challenge.

"I think it's important for me to try as hard as I can at Craig to get best possibel outcome for myself," said Branstrator.

He'll be flying out with his mother, Stacy Crawford. She's set up a Go-Fund-Me page, which will help the family out during these big transitions.

"Everyday is a new day, some days harder than others. But it's important for me to stay focused on working as hard as I can," said Branstrator.

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