There was good news about Kevin Pearce this morning in a statement released by his publicist.
The Norwich, Vt., snowboarder has taken his next step in rehabilitation from traumatic brain injury suffered Dec. 31 during a training run. Pearce has been transferred from the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City to Craig Hospital in Denver. Craig Hospital is a world-renowned center specializing in the rehabilitation of patients with traumatic brain injury.
“Kevin has made tremendous progress since being admitted to University of Utah Hospital on December 31,” said Dr. Holly Ledyard, who treated Pearce in Utah. “He is able to walk and do many daily activities with some assistance. I asked him how he felt about being discharged from the hospital and he said, 'Excited! I'm ready to keep on going!' His positive attitude and determination will certainly serve him well as he moves on to the next phase of his rehabilitation."
Doctors at Craig Hospital have already begun to assess Pearce’s rehabilitation needs. Dr. Alan Weintraub, who will be leading Pearce’s team at Craig said, “Our goal is to assist Kevin and his family through this challenging journey and help them reach their fullest potential in every phase of recovery.”