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Jim Foley remains hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit

Often sedated as he lies in a hospital bed more than 1,000 miles from home, Jim Foley faces a long, pain-filled road to recovery including the daunting prospect of multiple surgeries after he was run down as he slept inside a tent at an Iowa campground during a cross-state bicycle touring event last month.

Foley, 67, of Middleburg, sustained multiple injuries including a crushed pelvis when a pickup truck hauling a trailer ran over his tent as he slept and dragged him about 50 feet before stopping the evening of July 24 at a campground in Shenandoah, Iowa. The driver was arrested on felony drunken driving and other charges.

The patriarch of a small family-owned and operated landscaping/lawn care business in Middleburg remains in the intensive care unit at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

Foley, a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War, so far has undergone three surgeries including two to piece together his shattered left hip. Foley has been on a ventilator on-and-off although the doctors allow him to breathe on his own more often and for longer periods each day, said Adam Foley, one of his three grown children, during an interview Monday.

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