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Matt Thompson and his children: Owen Thompson, 4, and Mya Asplin, 7. Emily Welker / The Forum

Young Fargo father learns to rebuild life after being paralyzed in car crash

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FARGO – Matt Thompson was spending a lot of time on the road – traveling back and forth between his kids here and his job in New York – when life on the road came to a screeching halt.


He was heading into Grand Forks for a date last July 12. Late that night, Thompson turned into the railroad yard and hit a concrete pylon at high speed.

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