On Thurs, June 17, Steve was in a severe motorcycle accident while on a multi-state motorcycle trip. The accident was in North Carolina. Medics on the scene made the decision to life-flight Steve to the nearest trauma hospital, in Asheville, North Carolina.
Steve fractured his c6 and c7 neck vertebrae. Steve currently has some feeling but no movement from his upper chest to his feet. He has partial use of arms/biceps; no fine motor movement in his fingers.
The doctor says that Steve has a 10% chance he’ll ever be able to regain any meaningful movement in his legs, however a definitive prognosis is still not established. It is clear that prognosis will play out over the months and years.
The entire family is surrounded by caring family and friends.
Car and letters can be sent to Steve at his rehabilitation facility, at:
Harborview Medical Center
Attn: Steve Ruetschle / Rm 457
325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104