"Yes, he's at RIC in River North. An update from Feb. 20th:
Today Justin was cleared by the orthopedic surgeon regarding his leg and scapula/clavicle fractures. This means his fractures have healed enough that he can can weight bearing…"
Justin has begun to speak in a whisper (mostly yes or no answers) and he has been writing in short sentences, although his ability to communicate is still inconsistent. He can also sit up by himself for short periods of…"
"Response from Kim:
That's such a nice idea! Saturday and Sunday early afternoons are good. Keep in mind that Justin may not be at RML for more than 2 more weeks. After that he would move to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago…"
"My co-worker says he's definitely in for any Sunday, and will ask his Berwyn friends if they might be interested, too.
I work 7 days a week most weeks, but can try to get coverage for a Sunday if that's best for everyone...as long as we…"
"No, not too far, especially if we supplement a ride with the Metra BNSF line. (RML is 1.5 miles from a stop.)
Can we get a group roll call of everyone interested?
I just reached out to Kim about what she thinks of this idea, and if she has any…"
"Justin was moved to RML specialty hospital yesterday. The update today is:
Justin is doing great on his first day at RML. He has been on the trach collar (breathing on his own) for over 8 hours. They plan to do it for 12 hours today and 16…"
"The response from Kim:
Hi Allison. That is so cool about the fundraiser. You can let them know that the funds will be used for any medical bills that aren't covered by the settlement and our health insurance, as well as his long term rehab.…"
"Mid or late March sounds really great.
I have contact with Justin's wife through Facebook. I reached out to her just now and asked her to let me know about anything she might need, so I can put a call out on here. She's very grateful…"
"Sorry, I've been away for the holidays but I can give you all the latest updates from Kim:
December 26: Justin was back on the trach collar and doing well when I got to the hospital. Now he's getting an X-ray of his neck. He's…"
"Update from Kim this morning is amazing:
Justin's drain had already been removed when I got to the hospital this morning and he's doing fine.For the past 30 minutes he has been on a trach collar instead of the regular ventilator setup. The…"