2 Updates: From Indiegogo.com "Nathan’s has undergone two surgeries, since his attack at the hands of a prison inmate with a sharp homemade metal object. One surgery repaired torn tissue in his neck and the other to repair damage on his throat and to install a trach to help him breath. Miraculously no major arteries were struck, his spinal column was only grazed by the blow and there was a just a slight tear to his esophagus. He was awake and alert this afternoon, knowing everyone and communicating with us all, as best he could with a breathing tube! He even smiled! He has full feelings/functioning of his legs and arms! His greatest need for prayer is that no infections would develop, so lets continue to fervently pray on his behalf. Also FYI, no visitors are allowed at this time." "Dr’s say Nate is doing well. He actually stood-up and sat in the chair for a bit. He is experiencing a bit more pain because they needed to cut back on on his pain meds today to balance his system which is keeping him from getting some much needed sleep. His lungs also need to clear some more mucus and blood from the wound which is aggrevating his asthma a bit. He is showing no signs of any infection, so please continue to pray this would be so and that he would get some relief from pain so he can sleep and rest."