A Hastings skier with an amazing story: Last summer, Dustin Erickson broke his neck; this winter, he qualified for the state ski meet
At first, Dustin Erickson didn't even want to go to the hospital. He told his mother he just wanted to go home and go to bed.
His mother, though, knew better. Angela Erickson drove her son straight to the emergency room. An hour earlier, Dustin had slipped while trying to do a flip on a diving board. He hit his head on the board, and he had shown some signs of weakness as the minutes passed. She wasn't about to take any chances with her boy.