From Anneke Suyderhoud
My father, Mike Suyderhoud is a legendary Hall of Fame water skier with 5 World Champion titles and 16 US National titles. In his 50+ year career, he has professionally coached and influenced hundreds of water skiers from all around the world. He is a household name in Northern CA due to his well-known International Water Ski School and ski show on Shasta Lake in the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s.
Unfortunately, my dad will no longer be able to participate in the sport and industry he has dedicated his life to.
My dad is in advanced stages of diabetes, kidney failure and is fighting a myriad of battles associated with this insidious disease. He was rushed to the hospital via ambulance on June 13, 2021 where we discovered he had a severe blood infection coursing through his body. Per his doctors recommendation to ultimately save his life, his left leg needed to be amputated at the knee. He is currently recovering from his recent amputation at a rehab facility in the greater Redding area.
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My dad's goal is to be home with his family and discharged for home care and outpatient rehab/physical therapy.