Grand Forks Boy, 8, Who Battled Back From Ruptured Appendix, Infection Returns Home; Fundraiser Continues

Tanner Davidson spent his first night back at his Grand Forks home Tuesday night since eaerly September.

The 8-year-old third grader, whose life was threatened early last month by a ruptured appendix and stomach infection, returned from the Twin Cities Tuesday with his father and mother, Jared and Kamie Davidson, according to Jared’s post.

Tanner Davidson, shown during his recent stay at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. (Submitted photo / CaringBridge)

“This morning Tanner announced that he was ready to go home so we packed our bags and made the drive home,” Jared wrote Tuesday night. “Tonight he relaxed on the couch, had a bite to eat, and greeted his sister Morgan and our dog Tucker when they arrived home for the 1st time since Tanner was admitted to the Hospital. Hopefully Tanner’s Physical Therapy will start in the next couple days. It’s so nice to be home.
Jared and Kamie ”

A special fund has been established with charitable nonprofit NDAD to assist the Davidsons with costs associated with Tanner’s health struggles. All of the money donated goes to the Davidsons.

Tanner Davidson flier from September

You can donate by mailing a check to: NDAD, c/o Tanner Davidson Fundraiser, 2660 S. Columbia Road, Grand Forks, ND 58201. Please make checks payable to: NDAD / Tanner Davidson.

Or, you can donate using a credit card by going to and clicking the “Give Online” button next to Tanner Davidson’s article and photo.