It’s never easy to learn one of our own has fallen ill.
Six months ago, Morgan Wray, a former Basin Electric summer intern, started experiencing abdominal pain and began losing weight. After doctor visits in Fargo, ND, and one in Rochester, MN, his family grew aware of a potential small intestinal bleed.
Basin Electric employees might remember seeing Morgan around Headquarters in summer 2015. He greeted many people in their offices when he was part of the cleaning staff, and often shared a smile with those who walked by him while he worked outside.
He is a hemophiliac who’s experienced many visits to the hospital in his life. But with no answers as to where exactly his current bleed is located, and after losing 25 pounds, it’s been a tough road.
Morgan’s father, Martin Wray, is a Basin Electric energy system administrator II. He says it’s been hard seeing his son go through constant pain.
Morgan’s brother is a hemophiliac, as well, and their mother is in remission from cancer.
Learn more about how Morgan and his sister took part in Basin Electric’s 2014 Brave the Shave campaign in honor of their mother.
“Our family’s had our ups and downs, but you have to stay positive,” Martin says. “You can’t let it get you down. Things like this happen to everybody sooner or later.”
Martin is a proud dad. Since Morgan started attending University of North Dakota and Lake Region State College in Grand Forks, ND, Martin’s enjoyed watching his son discover a passion for providing medical care.
Morgan works for Altru Health System in Grand Forks.
“He’s got compassion and understanding for people who come in with chronic illnesses,” Martin says. “He knows what it’s like to be in their shoes.”
Martin says his son plans to become an Licensed Practical Nurse, and later a Registered Nurse. But for now, he just wants his son to focus on feeling better.
“He’s a good kid,” Martin says. “He doesn’t let this stuff get him down.”
In addition to checking out Morgan Wray’s GoFundMe page, Basin Electric employees will hold a special Jeans Day April 15 to help with his medical expenses.