Last week was Chris' and our parents' last days at the apartment they rented in Littleton, as well as Chris' last days in out-patient care at Craig. The physical therapists in the NRN program made a positive impact on Chris' life and we are grateful that he worked with them. While he won't have access to all of the machines that they use at Craig, he has his FES bike at home, and his electrical stimulation for the hands. He is also going to get a standing frame in a couple of weeks and make an effort to use it every day. He will continue to work hard during this period transitioning back home to "normal" life. At some point soon he will need to get an adapted car, which will help him more easily interact with his community, and commute to work once he finds a new job! Adaptive cars can be expensive, and without the job he was counting on returning to, the financial demands are daunting. If you feel like you want to help Chris get back to a more normal life, please consider making a donation to help him get a car. Every little bit helps. Thank you so much for your support <3
Jun 25, 2017
Dear Friends and Family, the last month and a half has brought some good news and some bad news. First of all, the good news is that Chris was able to get an FES bike for home, thanks to all of your generous support! He still has a few weeks left at Craig, but now he will be able to continue some physical therapy after he moves back home. We are all so grateful that he will be able to do that. The bad news is that the company he was working for before the accident closed, so not only will he not have a secure job to return to when he's ready to work again, but now he will only be covered on his health insurance through August. We are still looking into what the best option will be after that, and we are sincerely hoping that those threatened massive cuts to medicare won't happen.
I added some more thought-provoking images to Chris' artwork album. I also added an album entitled "Time with Friends and Family" with photos of Chris, friends and family "making the best of it." As always, thank you for your thoughts and support. <3
May 11, 2017
Chris is still working hard at Craig and creating art at home. He will be continuing his NRN program through June at which point, the current plan is to head back to Boulder. He is counting on...
Apr 11, 2017
I have added more photos to the album entitled Chris' Art. He has been creating a lot and I love seeing them all together because they are so colorful and expressive. I also created an album...
Apr 04, 2017
My brother sent me the photos that I took of him in his NRN while I was in Colorado in the beginning of March, so I have published them in an album here. My mom sent me photos of some artwork...
Mar 14, 2017
I spent the last week in Colorado with my brother and parents. Our good friend Chris Foehr also came to visit. He and my brother share the same birthday, March 9th. While we wish things could be...
Feb 26, 2017
Again, it has been a long time since I have posted an update. We all wanted more than anything to share some good news, but soon after Chris began his PT at Craig, the infections came back and he...
Dec 20, 2016
The transition from hospital to home was more challenging than we thought it would be, and because of this, it has been awhile since we have posted any updates. Just before Chris' homecoming,...
Nov 02, 2016
For the past several days, Chris has been quarantined in his room at Craig, due to an infection he got from being in the hospital environment. He and Brooke missed a Halloween party, but in the...
Oct 26, 2016
Craig provides a lot of good PT and OT, but they also have a Rec Center that allows the patients to participate in various activities. I created a new photo album called "Recreation at...
Oct 23, 2016
Thank you so much to all those who have donated. Chris has already begun to use the fund, buying a necessary accessible home furnishing he will need when he is discharged from the hospital. ...
Oct 18, 2016
It used to be that people who suffered from such injuries stayed at Craig for an average of 6 - 9 months, but now insurance companies push them to discharge their patients as soon as possible. ...