picture taken on December 4th, 2018
Stefan’s brain injury and body continues to heal daily in small, stable, and steady ways. We continue to see subtle improvements in vision, voice, memory, left arm movement and left leg movement. True to Stefan’s dedication to training as an elite athlete, he uses these skills towards bringing about overall healing within himself. Ask him about the future and he replies that he is excited and positive about what the future holds. It is great to be alive and healing. Ask him about the moustache . . . “It represents how far I have come in my recovery.”
On October 5, 2018 Stefan was transferred from the Royal Alexandra Hospital to the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Brain Injury Recovery in-patient Program. Within two weeks of being in the program, he went from wheelchair to walking independently, including stairs and to being able to eat regular food.
As of November 30, 2018 (the three month mark since the accident), Stefan was discharged from the Glenrose in-patient Program. He will continue with an out-patient rehabilitation program at the Glenrose. We are grateful to have access and provincial health care coverage to such a supportive program here in our city.
Now at home full-time, Stefan has included almost daily spin training on his road bike, and he says it feels amazing to be back in the saddle. A shout out to Cycling Canada for shipping the bike back to Edmonton and to AVRA “Argyll Velodrome Racing Academy” for supplying the LeMond trainer.
Stefan continues to be truly grateful for all the love, prayers and support sent his way. We as a family are also very grateful.
Merry Christmas 🎄 and Best Wishes in the New Year 🎉
With much love and gratitude,
Stefan, Barb, Norm and Carsten