SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho -- A terrible accident has cut short a church mission for a Spirit Lake man. 20-year-old Zerin Petersen was paralyzed in a slip-and-slide accident and now his family is reaching out for help to welcome him home.
Zerin's father Chris Petersen has been tirelessly working on the house to ready it for his son's return.
Zerin broke his neck while playing on a slip-and-slide two months ago. He was four months into his two year mission.
"Between his faith and his ability to overcome challenges, I think that's made him very positive that he's going to overcome this challenge," Chris said.
It's money the Petersen's don't have and neighbors say the family is too proud to ask for donations. So these same neighbors decided it was time to take action. Nancy Brown e-mailed KXLY to help spread the word.