Kevin Christianson

First post: Jul 6, 2022 Latest post: Dec 13, 2022
On July 3, 2022 at about 4pm at Glendo Reservoir, Kevin jumped into the water off the beach to cool off after playing a game of volleyball, and impacted his head on the shallow and sandy lake bottom. He was immediately taken to the Douglas hospital due to losing complete lack of mobility and feeling upon impact. Where it was determined that he had broken his C5 vertebrae, as well as fractured the C4 vertebrae in his neck. At this time, he was flown to the UCHealth Center in Loveland, CO. Upon arrival, he was admitted to the surgical ICU. After receiving MRI results, it was determined that his spinal cord had incurred damage but did not appear to be torn. However, the broken C5 vertebrae was putting  pressure on the spinal cord and had created a hemorrhage. It was determined that a corpectomy surgery would be the best next move to fix and stabilize the fracture. Kevin was positive before his surgery as he was already experiencing some slight returning movements in his arms and wrists, as well as weak feeling in his toes, mid calf areas, and from the chest up.