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On Sunday afternoon (8-8-10 @ 5pm), Chris sustained an injury that fractured the C4 and C5 vertebrae in his neck.  He was airlifted to Methodist Hospital (Neuro Critical Care Unit) in Indianapolis.  On Monday (8-9-10) at 2pm, Chris underwent surgery for 3-4 hours to fuse together the broken vertabrae and to stablize them from causing any further damage.  At the moment, Chris is mostly unable to move from the shoulders down. However, he has been able to move his right big toe and make his right arm muscles twitch. Also, he's been able to feel touch, tingling, and hot and cold from the beginning. He never blacked out nor did he sustain any kind of head injury. He has been alert and himself the whole time (unless medicated for pain or surgery). As one might expect, he is emotional and trying to process the whole thing, but he's fighting like a champ to stay positive. This is a critical time for his family and friends to rally around him and give him our full support.  Chris is currently at the Rehabilition Hospital of Indianapolis (38th and I-465 on the westside). Having visitors really uplifts his spirits.  The best time to visit Chris is between 6-9pm during the weekdays or anytime on Saturday or Sunday.    Please check the "Journal" section of Chris' profile for the latest developments !! 

Please be in prayer for Chris !!

If you'd like to speak with someone, feel free to contact me (Justin Davis) at 317-612-4737 or his mother (Monice).

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Made the Mile!

Apr 30, 2012 9:48pm

Hi all - Quick update!,

I am back in Salt Lake after an awesome weekend in Louisville with Allison, the Neuroworx folks, and Team Reeve.

I also nailed the mile! - For the first ever on the road with no breaks.  My hip was chopped meat afterward, but I'll take it.

As a whole, Team Reeve and the 100+ runners/wakers/wheelers (30 or so SCI victims) raised $46,000 for the Foundation.

I can't thank everyone enough for the support I've received in letters, on facebook, and on journal entries.  It wouldn't have been possible without all of you!

I also want to thank Jan and Dale of Neuroworx for including me on the Neuroworx team for the race, and Carol Campbell, Beth Overmyer, Justin Davis, Markus & Katie Wilds for making the trip down and being there with Allison and me at the finish!

We shove off from Salt Lake Wednesday morning for the move home. 

Another chapter closes.  Now that "official" therapy is over for the first time in 21 months.  It's time for me to pick up the pieces the best I can from August 8, 2010, and try to move on.

Moving home.

Thank you all!




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Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
I-65 at 21st
Indianapolis, IN 46206
United States