Mark Lindquist is a hero for attempting to save three mentally disabled adults from a tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in May of this year. The tornado spawned 200 mph winds, causing massive destruction in the Missouri region. Mr. Lindquist suffered extensive injuries during the rescue, including multiple broken ribs, a badly broken shoulder, and the loss of most of his teeth. Mr. Lindquist was in a coma for nearly two months as a result of neurological injuries.
Mark Lindquist has incurred over $2.5 million in medical expenses. His extensive injuries require over ten prescription medications, and he will likely require further surgery.