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  • Linh Ta
  • Fri September 16 2016
  • Posted Sep 16, 2016

James Foley’s memories have slowly been returning to himsince he was critically injured during RAGBRAI in July.

The 67-year-old Florida manremembers being with friends and family while participating in his 16th RAGBRAI.

He remembers pitching his tent and getting ready to sleep at a campground in Shenandoah.

He also remembers being life-flighted to Omaha, as medical workers rushedto save his lifeafter a drunkendriver hit and dragged him in his tent.

Now, after nearly two months of surgeries, scary moments and recoveryat Creighton University Medical Center, Foley is back with family at a hospitalin Jacksonville, Fla., as theywaitto see if he can go to a rehabilitation center.

“His memory is coming back to him every day,” said Adam Foley, one of James’ three children. “We haven’t really talked specifics about anything, it’s more like ‘Hey, I’m happy you’re alive,’ and he’s adamant, ‘It wasn’t my day.’”

Foley was sleeping in his tent at the 59er Motel and Campground in Shenandoah at about 11:30 p.m.July 24when a pickup truck hauling a trailer hit and dragged him andhis tent nearly 50 feet, causing life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Danny Cardin, 55, of Homer, La., was charged with serious injury byvehicle, leaving the scene of a serious injury accident and operating while under the influence-first offense, according to court documents.

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