Thursday, September 17, 2015
Daughter's Surfboard Injury Update
This is a picture I took off of my daughter Stephanie’s Facebook page of her and my son, her brother, Ryan the day of the accident. This was the second time she had been on a surfboard I believe….and his first. They were in Santa Cruz on Friday before Labor Day just to surfboard. While doing a wave another person’s surfboard hit her in the head…I think she said twice, but once really hard. It knocked her out, and Ryan got her back to shore. This also gave her a black eye…which is still healing too.
The previous day Ryan, Stephanie and Jenny, Stephanie’s roommate and good loyal friend, spent the day in San Francisco. Jenny has helped so much in watching over Stephanie during all of this.
Stephanie and her mother Shelley are very, very close. Shelley is a school teacher in Arkansas, and also attends classes working on her Masters. She was able to break away yesterday and is now out here too for a week…the best medicine Stephanie could have.
On Tuesday afternoon they moved Stephanie to the Rehab floor. Yesterday was her first day of “retraining”…retraining her mind to make the connection which tells your limbs to move, restore coordination, restore speech, etc. It is unknown how long she will be in this “retraining”…perhaps up to three weeks.