Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. This site is a place where people can gather to help Steve Moyles with some challenges he is now facing in his life.
In May of this year Steve left his job at Driscoll’s, his intention was to spend time in the mountains during the summer and then find a place to live in the Santa Cruz area in the fall. He did spend time in the Sierra and did a long solo backpack trip before his accident.
In the middle of August this year Steve had an automobile accident and a stroke. His car was totaled in this accident.
After his stroke he was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical and received care for about a week. After this time he was transferred to a recuperation center in Santa Cruz for another week and since then has been in two temporary housing situations and more recently has been house sitting in Santa Cruz.
Right now he is searching for permanent housing (probably as a roommate) in the Santa Cruz area.
Steve's health status: He was not physically injured in the accident but did have a stroke that is probably either the cause or the result of the accident. He has been in speech therapy since he left the recuperation center in September.
His stroke mostly impacted his speech center. In the time since he left the recuperation center he has gradually resumed some dancing and has been climbing gently at the Pacific Edge gym in Santa Cruz.
He is working hard on speech. His improvement is really impressive and the doctors say he should recover fully over time. He is patient with himself and has good spirit around the work he has to do. His attitude is great.
How you can help
If you are local, get with Steve to do things. Walks, trips to the climbing gym, visits to the grocery store or his storage room, going out for meals or having him over for meals: all such things. Spending time with friends, having conversations about a range of topics, having life head back to normal are all going to help enormously with his recovery.
Please donate what you can to help Steve directly through this web site.