Thus far at QLI

Hey everyone! I’m almost one month into my independent-living program here at the QLI campus. I thought this would be a good time for an update. Before I came to QLI, I was a little nervous about being away from home for so long from my friends and my family. But I remember the first day I came to QLI, the very first person I met when I was walking off the plane was my house coordinator,...

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Andrea (in my own words): A big thank you, and big news!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers during my recovery. Your generous donations have really touched my heart and have really helped speed up my recovery too. I’m now able to walk with a walker all day, use some stairs, and even take some steps using no help at all. I’m working towards going back to school, so I have been listening to...

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Giving Back

On a sunny spring day in 2011, I spent a full morning and part of an afternoon driving Andrea from sandwich shops to coffee houses to pizza joints in Denver as she applied for part-time jobs. Life was on the upswing. She was in the midst of a 4.0 college semester and was moving into her first apartment, a one-bedroom that she would fill with furniture handed down from her mom as well as from...

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Where We Are

At the end of November, Andrea finally moved out of the apartment we rented for her following her discharge from Craig Hospital last December. We are all relieved to now be marching through what we hope to be the final phase of Andrea’s recovery – the chapter before she is ready again to live in her own place, independently. When she was released as a hospital patient, Andrea still was not...

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Strides

  Andrea walked into her gym last Tuesday night. Roughly 53 weeks after initially entering Craig Hospital via ambulance atop a stretcher with her body, face and mind seemingly frozen, we arrived at the same facility in Andrea’s Jetta, listening to Sublime, ready for her 5 p.m. personal training session. She rode from the parking lot to the hallway outside the Peak Center in her manual...

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