Steven followed his hospital stay with an additional 4 weeks in Rehab at Brooks Rehab Hospital in Jacksonville FL before returning home to Alabama.
Since getting home, Steven has given up the power wheelchair and downsized to a manual loaner wheelchair which he can use to help rebuild his strength. Steven does not have insurance and has medical bills as well as financial needs for his own wheelchair and help with therapy which he presently does not have the opportunity to take part in because of his lack of insurance coverage.
Steven has just started to have movement in his fingers which will allow him to do so much more than he can do now. Fracture of the C5-C6 can result in loss of function in the hand strength which makes doing anything much more difficult.
A welder by trade, Steven can no longer make a living this way without steady hand function.
Just 9 months after Steven's accident, he enrolled in a local university's online program to pursue his Bachelors Degree in Psychology with the intention of specializing in Children / Adolescent Psychology and Counseling. What an inspiration!
If you would like to follow Steven's progress and keep up with his fundraising efforts, you can follow him at https://www.facebook.com/#!/StevensRehabAndJourneyBack
Steven enjoys time with his son
who he now has full custody of
and studies Psychology
online. He recently was
finally able to get the
wheelchair he has needed
for almost 5 years which will
help him get around much more
easily. Steven has moved to New
York and is doing very well.