Posted on August 31, 2013
It's a fun holiday weekend and guess what???
Alma is actually back on her bike and riding again! Her recovery has been nothing short of amazing! I personally witnessed several doctors telling Alma that she would be in rehabilitation for at least 6 to 12 months. Alma has progressed from the point of clinging to life on the night of May 16 to today, where she is riding right now as I write this update. Alma is tough and a fighter, but I'm thinking her recovery is as close to a miracle as I've witnessed for some time.
In just a little over 3 1/2 months after her tragic accident Alma is back on her bike! Through brain surgery, broken bones, rehabilitation, and just standing up, Alma has fought back. She has done more than the rehabilitation doctors have asked, she has kept moving, she has maintained a positive outlook on life - even through all of her pain.
Your support here and in person has been one of basis of her ability to stay positive and keep after her recovery. She has spoken again and again about her friends and the kindness they show. Your help with funds and with your encouraging words has been a very large part of Alma's amazing recovery.
You will see a new video posted this week from Alma herself with her personal update on how she is doing and what comes next. Also, look for the photos showing Alma's return to riding this week and the ride she is doing today up to Jamestown.
Finally, look carefully at the latest pictures and notice Alma's new biking helmet. She is wearing the next generation of helmets with an inner shell to protect her still healing brain. Don't worry, she is riding slowly and with care as she is very aware of her physical state. As she said to me this week while riding across a beautiful Colorado sunset; "Now this is my rehabilitation!!!"
Cheers to everyone, Randy