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Snowboarder Kevin Pearce continues to recover and improve at Utah hospital

January 13, 2010 |  4:28 pm

Kevin Pearce competes during the qualification run at the 2009 Snowboarding FIS World Cup men's halfpipe competition in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

Snowboarder Kevin Pearce is continuing to recover at the University of Utah Hospital, making great strides in his improvement, which is encouraging to his doctors as well as to his family.

“Kevin continues to improve and is actively participating in his therapies. He is making progress on a daily basis,” one of Pearce’s doctors, Neuro-Critical Care Medical Director Elaine Skalabrin, states in the most recent update posted on the Facebook fan page that Pearce's family created.

Kevin’s parents, Simon and Pia Pearce, have been by his side at the hospital since his arrival. They had nothing but praise for those at the hospital involved in their son's care.

"We cannot say enough good things about the doctors, nurses and support staff here at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. They have shown Kevin and our family the best of what modern medicine can offer and have been completely caring and supportive throughout this entire process. We extend our heartfelt appreciation and admiration to everyone involved Kevin’s recovery.”

The Facebook fan page is still the preferred method for people wanting to extend get-well wishes.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Kevin Pearce competes during the qualification run at last year's men's Snowboard Halfpipe FIS World Cup competition in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Credit: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images


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