In the summer of 2016, Chris was in a horrible road bike accident in which he suffered a broken neck and as a result is now a quadriplegic. About a year after his injury, Chris became determined to accept his new life and begin his mission to fully embrace intense therapy at Craig Hospital. Once his time at Craig ended, he was faced with having to find a new way to continue an intensive therapy routine to maintain his physical and mental well-being. Unfortunately, this type of exercise therapy is prohibitively expensive for most people, which is why Chris reached out to the Pinehurst Foundation. Through our funding, he has been able to return to regular adaptive exercise at NeuAbility, an adaptive gym in Denver. Chris works with specialized trainers twice a week to help keep his muscles stimulated and work towards recovery; one small proverbial step at a time. Through this consistent regimen, Chris will be able to stay healthy enough to hit the ground running if and when a cure for a spinal cord injury is found.
Until then, the Pinehurst Foundation is proud to assist Chris in living a full and satisfying life with as much independence as possible.