Doctor believes KP will snowboard again.
Following shortly after a good article in the New York Times, where Kevin's doctor asserted his confidence that he'd be riding again, comes the equally good news that he's been released from Craig Hospital and will continue his therapy from now on as an outpatient.
This official update from the Well Wishes to our Frend Kevin Pearce Facebook page:
"Snowboarder Kevin Pearce was released from the inpatient Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program at Craig Hospital on April 14, 2010. Kevin will continue daily outpatient therapy with Craig Hospital while residing in the Denver-area home that has been generously loaned to the Pearce family for the last several months. Kevin’s outpatient treatment is expected to be the final step in Colorado before returning to his Norwich, VT home in the upcoming weeks, where he will continue to make strides toward a full recovery."
The NY Times had earlier ran a piece detailing how his recovery from the serious brain injury sustained on New Year's Eve has been progressing and, even more encouragingly, how his doctor believes he'll be strapping in again:
“I don’t know that he’ll be doing halfpipes, because we don’t want him to hit his head," said Dr. Alan Weintraub, medical director of the brain injury program at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo. “But he’s going to snowboard. I can pretty much guarantee it."
His mum, Pia, also explains how much it means to Kevin and the whole family to have received so many messages of goodwill and support:
“I have nothing but gratitude for all the people in our lives, the people we know and the people we don’t know, that have been pulling for us this whole time."
Check out the full piece HERE. All the best KP and co. from us in Europe and here's hoping your recovery continues so positively so we can see you in the mountains again soon.