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Meet Steven: A Craig Story

December 26, 2016

It was just another training ride. Steven Turney—student, Chipotle burrito artist, and aspiring pro cyclist—was .1 miles from the bottom of a hill when his tire hit something on the road. Steven flew over his handlebars and tumbled 25 feet downhill, instantly suffering a traumatic brain injury.

After medically stabilizing in an ICU and spending nearly two weeks in an acute care facility, Steven transferred to Craig Hopsital. Parents Nancy and Michael had an acquaintance who thrived in rehab at Craig and, so when the acute care hospital recommended Craig, it was an obvious choice.

They already knew that Craig’s culture of care is different than most rehabilitation hospitals, going above and beyond typical therapies to treat the whole person.

Steven’s brain injury caused him to be restless and agitated. He could not stand independently, ate too quickly and needed to relearn habits that he developed early in his life. Craig had an instant calming affect on Steven and he worked hard during his inpatient time. He continues to rehabilitate in Craig’s outpatient brain injury rehabilitation program and has made tremendous strides in his brain injury recovery.