March, 10, 2013:
As you probably know, our dear friend, Vaughn Stephens, lived a very active life prior to a tragic accident in August 2012 in Hawaii that left him paralyzed. This has drastically changed his and his family’s life. Through much determination, Vaughn has been able to make considerable progress in recovering movement but he still has a long way to go. Vaughn’s wife, Denise, has been completely devoted to his recovery and has been by his side from the beginning.
December 3, 2019
Just last week a miracle occurred at the Ma yo Clinic. A man who suffered a spinal cord injury during a surfing accident, was given an experimental, cutting edge treatment, which in turn allowed him to walk for the first time. Vaughn continues to do his best each day. He shows up at the gym with a positive attitude, and the drive and goal that he too may be able to walk one day, and be the next “medical miracle.” But this dream won’t be able to become a reality without the continued dedication of our medical community and the advances they are making, all the generosity that has been bestowed upon Vaughn and the thousands of patients who are debilitated by their spinal cord injuries. We, The spinal cord community, thanks all of you for your contributions. Hope is alive!
April 14, 2015
Vaughn had the opportunity to participate in a specialized therapy session for two weeks in Haiku, Maui. The focus of the therapy session was for his arms. The therapist was able, using Neuro-kinetics Pilates, to get some activity and movement in his triceps, the weakest area in his body. Without your continued support this trip would not have been possible. We appreciate all donations for Vaughn’s recovery, and look forward to future trips back to Maui so that he may progress further in his rehabilitation!