Steven’s Story

On 8/13/12 Steven & his brother Aaron were in an automobile accident. Aaron didn't survive the accident. Steven sustained a severe TBI. He was airlifted to CRMH where he was on a vent, underwent a craniectomy & medically induced coma.  On 9/7 he was transferred to Shepherd Ctr in Atlanta, GA for rehab until 10/6.  He began outpatient rehab at Pathways in Decatur, GA on 10/8.  Steven left VA not being able to sit up, he left GA walking unassisted! A MIRACLE! His recovery is one day at a time with God, Mom, Dad, Aaron, family & friends.  

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Steven's latest updates...

Steven recently posted the following updates on Facebook.  As I read his words I could think of nothing other than SUCCESS!  We couldn't be any prouder of Steven's ongoing attitude of "Never Give Up!" 

We don't know what the future holds, but we know for certain that God has an incredible plan for Steven's life.  Thanks for your continued prayers, words of encouragement & love!


March 5th
Today was the first day of therapy where I took the cast off and used both hands. Since I had the opportunity, I wanted to give everyone an update. I have made some big improvements over the past three weeks! My shoulder movement has increased drastically, and I have learned how I can incorporate my hand more into daily living. For the first time in three years, it feels like my left hand is actually part of my body and not just along for the ride. My left hand might not be functioning just like my right, but I still think this therapy program was a success! I've made major improvements, and I've learned how to use my left hand to greatly improve my quality of life. It has also given me tools that I can continue to build onto long after the program is over. I wanted to thank everyone for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers! I will post a final update on my last day, this upcoming Tuesday.

March 13
On Tuesday, I finished up the constraint induced therapy program. I had the opportunity to work with a great team of therapists, and I made a lot of improvements. The second picture shows how the range of movement in my shoulder changed over the course of three weeks. I also feel like my left hand is actually part of my body again. We wanted to be sure we got Rusty in the group picture since he always made himself present during therapy. There was never a dull moment with him around! Thank all of y'all for your prayers and support! It was a lot of hard work but I definitely feel like it paid off.



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Betty Lafon
By Betty Lafon
So happy for you, Steven!! How brave and persevering you have been! You are a son anyone would be so proud of! No wonder your Mom is full of joy about you! I love your Mom and you are a delight! I hope to meet you some day. God is with you and your Parents as you move forward, so failure is never an option as you all have proven! God bless you as you continue to move forward in your blessed life!!
Nancy Anderson
By Nancy Anderson — last edited
What great news! For some reason I didn't see the update on FB so glad you updated here. I'm really not surprised though. I knew Steven would ace this therapy. So wonderful!