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Friends,

This is Kevin's wife, Katie.  I think I know most of his friends on here, but maybe not all.  For those of you who do not know, Kevin was injured in a single vehicle accident while responding to a fire call.  He is currently in Atlanta Medical Center, but we are not having visitors yet.

Kevin was severely injured.  He has fractured his spine, T5-6.  He spinal cord is severely damaged.  He is currently paralyzed from about the bottom of his sternum down.  The damage is most likely permanent.  He is in surgery now to stabilize his back, but after he is stable enough to move will most likely be transferred to the Shepherd Center, a rehab facility for brain and spinal injury.  It is one of the best rehab facilities in the country, so this is wonderful news.

We are trying to get a Facebook page set up for Kevin, I will share that information as it comes available.  There have also been some news articles about it on Atlanta's station 2 and firehouse.com.

I'll try to give more info soon.
Katie
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pompier
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Time:2010-03-22 09:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, my.

I'm a firefighter in Berlin, Germany. We got to know each other via the internet, some time ago. Even though we never really got to talk, this one just shocked me.

My thoughts are with you, Katie, and with Kevin, and your family. Try to be strong and keep your head up.

I don't know what else to say.
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logansilveraxe
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Time:2010-03-24 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your support. We're doing okay. He has now moved into the Shepherd Center so that he can start rehab. I'll try to do updates on his lj until he can do them - but I'm also doing updates on FB as well. Katie Sadler-Stephenson
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wolffirepa
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Time:2010-03-24 12:39 am (UTC)
Here is a link to the Channel 2 news story.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/22885506/detail.html
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