Chris Barkley Winning the Rehab Journey

First post: Feb 21, 2019 Latest post: Dec 27, 2019

Thank you for supporting Chris Barkley, you being here means the world to him. As Chris battles each and every day…as he faces new challenges of the spinal cord injury, we will keep you updated!

Follow this Caring Bridge site for daily updates on his progress.

He is motivated and inspired by your support and your belief in his ability to meet the challenges as they present themselves and to conquer the road to recovery with grit, grace and hard work!!

The journal is authored by Scott and Cyndi Barkley and begins shortly after receiving the phone call that all parents dread. Scott and Cyndi rushed to Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d' Alene, ID to meet Chris as he was brought in by ambulance from Silver Mountain Ski Resort in Kellogg, ID. Through a long and fearful night they learned that Chris in fact broke his neck, C4 vertebrae. He suffered catastrophic spinal cord damage from the injury point down to his toes.

In Chris' true style, he is taking this journey one day at a time. He is focused on "WINNING THE DAY".

Every day there is an opportunity to learn, grow, stretch and challenge yourself. Chris believed this prior to the skiing accident and he has not wavered in his approach because of the accident. He is actively engaged in the 3 month long inpatient Spinal Rehabilitation program at Craig Hospital in Colorado. Outpatient rehabilitation may be a lifetime. Scott and Cyndi have temporarily moved to Colorado to be with Chris and to learn how to care for and support him as he works tirelessly to improve his strength and abilities. As any parent would, giving Chris the best opportunity to recover has been Scott & Cyndi's main focus.

Follow the journey and know that Chris and the entire family appreciate and feel your faith and strength.. The road is long and there are many unknowns. There will be a need for assistance in ways they cannot even yet imagine, and those will also be posted here.

The GoFundMe account created on his behalf is much appreciated and linked here under "Ways to Help".

Numerica Credit Union also has a Chris Barkley Rehabilitation account set up for in person or electronic transfers.

You can also follow Chris' journey on Instagram at: ‘teamcbarkley'.

Please Love the entries by tapping the heart and leave a comment…. We are reading all of your thoughts, prayers and motivations to Chris, they truly keep him going.