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GoFundMe launched for Morris County police officer hurt in fall

KINNELON BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) –A GoFundMe has ben launched for Kinnelon Borough Police Sergeant Mark Ehrenburg, who was seriously hurt after falling from a tree stand.

Alisa D’Andrea created the GoFundMe page and said, on Friday, Nov. 24 Mark fell from his tree stand and suffered a broken spine and a broken vertebrae.

He was then flown to Morristown Medical Center and underwent surgery Friday night, D’Andrea said.

Mark is going to have a long recovery once he leaves the hospital. He will then have to be in rehab for what the doctor said could take a month to a year, D’Amdrea said.

“Marks surgery went exactly as planned. He’s gaining mobility in his legs slowly but surely and his surgeons are optimistic that he will walk again. This is going to be a long road and it’s going to suck but me, Mark and the kids have our angels to laugh with, cry with and help us along the way and man are we lucky,” Anna, Mark’s wife, said.

“For those of you who know Mark personally you know he will not be able to do all of the things he does on the daily for not only his family but himself as well. Anna would like the kids (Gianna, Mia & Jack) to not have their life change so drastically since their father will not be coming home for a while and the holidays are right around the corner. My wish is to eliminate any kind of extra stress during this difficult time. I decided to start a GoFundMe to help with all the expenses to come. It will be a long recovery but we all know Mark is a hero & a fighter who puts his life on the line every single day without any hesitation to help anyone in need. He will overcome everything and anything thrown his way with a great support system of everyone cheering him on along the way,” D’Andrea said.

“Please keep Sgt. Ehrenburg in your prays and thoughts for a full and speedy recovery. Kinnelon has your back, Kinnelon’s Borough Mayor Freda said in a Facebook post.

The GoFundMe has set a goal of $35,000 and as of Monday morning, it has raised more than $30,000. If you would like to donate, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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