Our daughter, Therese Riedel, is a 19 year old who suffered a life changing injury during a basketball team event on September 20, 2008.
While swimming in the ocean she struck her head on a sandbar. The impact of that collision caused a burst fracture of her fifth cervical vertebrae. Therese is a quadriplegic with limited use of her arms and no use of her legs. Therese has spent the last 10 months in medical rehab and physical and occupational therapy.
November 7, 2009
Therese, Dick and I are sending you our best wishes and thoughts. We will follow you and cheer for you on your journey to mobility. Our love to you and your family,