Bret Merkle will share his amazing story of "Tragic Blessing" at Bergen Lutheran Church, rural Meckling, as part of the annual "Come to the Table" event on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.
Bret's inspiring story recounts the touching story of the his journey from athletic achievement and physical strength as a two-time all-state quarterback, to surviving a harrowing motorcycle accident that left him fighting for his life and permanently paralyzed from the waist down. Bret fought through twenty surgeries, six months in the hospital and years of physical rehabilitation. Through it all, Bret learned how to walk again and although still eighty percent paralyzed, Bret says he walks by faith. Bret continued on with his education in spite of his physical limitations and chronic pain. He finished with a law degree and an MBA degree and is now a trial attorney in Sioux Falls.
All are welcome to attend this event and hear the inspiring story of how Bret Merkle overcame many obstacles to find victory and joy in life. "Come to the Table" is sponsored by the Bergen Lutheran Church WELCA. The church is located seven miles west of Vermillion on Timber Road.