Kevin Lange is an extraordinary man. He is a loving husband, father, son, brother, coworker, and friend. His kindness is felt by anyone who comes in contact with him.
On Saturday September 30th 2017, Kevin was involved in a heartbreaking mountain biking accident in Vermont resulting in his paralysis from the chest down. He was quickly taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon NH where he began his journey to recovery. In November he was transported to Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange NJ where he completed his inpatient rehab. Kevin is now back home with his family continuing to heal and adapt to this new phase of his life.
Kevin grew up in Utica NY with his parents Paul and Diane, and his siblings Doug and Mary Lourdes. He was raised to love camping and the outdoors, something he took with him when starting a family of his own. He and his wife Christina just celebrated 32 years of marriage, and have shown their kids what it means to promise "in sickness and in health". Kevin and Christina, along with their children, Elizabeth, Alexander, and Matthew live in Pleasantville New York where they are surrounded by an amazing support system and tight-knit community.
Before his accident, Kevin was an incredibly active person. Skiing, snowboarding (he learned with his sons in his mid-forties!) running, biking, rock climbing, kayaking, and hiking are just a few of the things he loved to do out in nature. He equally enjoys watching sports, both professional and local! You could catch him at any Pleasantville sports game cheering on the home team!
Kevin and his family have gone on countless adventures together, and now they face a completely new kind of adventure. Kevin has a warrior spirit, and the heart of a true athlete – something that has not changed since his paralysis. This blog (mainly written and maintained by Elizabeth) serves as a place to get updates on Kevin's progress. Thank you for taking the time to read about Kevin, and for all of your kindness and prayers. It cannot even but put into words how much it means to him, and to his family.
With so much love and gratitude,