Dear Friends, Family and Community,
As you may already know on Nov. 29, 2014, our son and brother, Kyle Craig, suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury as a result of a devastating fall from his deck at his home in D.C., which occurred shortly after Kyle was mugged on his way home from work. He currently is in the National Rehab Hospital where he receives intensive rehab therapy. When discharged from NRH, we plan to bring him to Pittsburgh to UPMC Mercy Hospital to be closer to family to continue his rehabilitation.
April 14, 2016
If interested, Kyle’s sister, Kate, now writes a monthly update on his current status. Her last update occurred on April 4th, and can be read at: www.prayersforkyle.com.
December 11, 2015
It has been awhile since we gave an update on Kyle. Life is busy as we adjust our time and schedules! In October Kyle was chosen (one of 40 in the western hemisphere) to participate in a clinical research study, resulted in limiting OT/PT for a month. We quickly realized how important therapy is to regaining more mobility. We are also learning that recovery from a spinal cord injury is akin to 3 steps forward and 2 steps backwards.
In November Kyle got his own Quantum power chair made specifically for him. Up until then he had been using loaners. After 5 months of insurance denials, his specially built shower chair is to arrive today — No more bird baths in bed for Kyle! While he is not yet ready for one, this week he was ‘fitted’ for a power assist wheel chair. Since insurance will only cover one chair, this one will be on us with an initial quote of $11 – 12,000.00. Thanks to your generosity this will be possible.
We were all able to celebrate Thanksgiving with our extended family, a highlight in November. Kyle’s little nieces and nephews provide him much entertainment when they visit, and we’re looking forward to celebrating Christmas together. This life changing event for Kyle (and the rest of his family) has reminded us time and time again of God’s goodness to us. We thank all of you for your continued thoughts, prayers, visits, and financial support. We are blessed!
Our prayer for you is that you have an enjoyable Holiday Season!
October 27, 2015
We love you, Kyle, Jim, Sue, Antolines and Luchanskys! xoxo
Erin, Dave, Devin, Graham, Owen
July 24, 2015
Craig family I know we have been quite in our support but your prayers and thoughts have been with you daily. If i have done this right we have made a donation to support your amazing recovery. We so enjoyed seeing you all. You were very generous with your time and your little family is just adorable
love, ann, tim, and sarah
July 7, 2015
In my heart I know you and wonderful pastor Jim. Prayers for all. Bless you.
Fran Uric,friend of long wood people and pastor Jim. Mrs woodings caregiver.
June 28, 2015
Hope Kyle and your family are doing well! Thinking about you, Nancy and Robert Korb