Jul 15, 2009

I can't come close to putting into words how much my friendship with Matt Thomas means, and what an amazing person he is.

This is the news I heard on July 10th:

Matt was mountain biking in Southern Oregon with friends yesterday. He attempted a new jump, went over his handlebars and landed on the back of his neck. As a result, he fractured and dislocated his C6/C7 vertebrae. He had emergency surgery @ Providence Hospital in Medford Oregon. He is currently in the ICU and will begin working with physical therapy today.

At this time, he does not have feeling/movement from the chest, down to his legs. However, Matt is showing small signs of improvement in his arms. Last night Matt could only move his right arm. This morning, he was able to almost fully extend his left arm too. Matt is encouraged by these small improvement!

Matt is determined to recover and his spirit is strong and healthy. He is grateful for all his loving friends and family....both near and far.

Matt's quote from last night: "Life is precious, it can change in an instant. But I'm alive and life is good."

You can follow Matt's progress at Matt never gives up! Send all your prayers and good thoughts to this great person.

Even if a photo says a thousand words, I can't say enough MT.

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