More than one year after his accident, Chris's strength is get stronger with every day. He has enrolled himself into vocational rehab so that he may learn the necessary skills to get back to work. He has also joined The orange county clash rugby team. His goals right now are to get him back on the road and driving again. He still has a very long way to go in his recovery. Medicaid has stopped paying for his physical therapy which now cost close to $100 an hour. The cost of an adaptive vehicle is well over $35,000. Christopher still looks at the bright side of every day but the financial struggle to maintain his health and well-being is definitely a strain. We still need your help to get Christopher back up and rolling.
Feb 28, 2015
For the past few months since Chris's release from in-patient rehab, he has been battling a pressure ulcer and our current healthcare system. We have spent many hours on the phone, back and forth, with doctors, health insurance companies and medical equipment suppliers in an effort to secure the care that Chris needs to recover.
After three months of diligent care, Chris's pressure ulcer has healed. This is incredible news as it means he will be able to enter into out-patient rehabilitation and continue on his path to recovery. Chris's friends have taken shifts day after day, week after week to help him through his healing process. It has been very inspiring to see the bonds of friendship strengthen throughout this difficult process.
As of last week, Chris finally received his permanent hospital bed and his custom made Quickie wheelchair just in time for his birthday. Having a motorized wheelchair will give Chris far more independence. He may not yet be walking, but the wheelchair has given him a new sense of mobility.
We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to all that have donated to Chris's recovery fund. Knowing that there are so many caring people out there on his side has given Chris the drive he needs to keep moving forward.