FATAL BRANTLY CRASH

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Re: FATAL BRANTLY CRASH

Postby seneca2e » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:53 pm

That's good news on Steve. We all have been wondering about his progress.
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Re: FATAL BRANTLY CRASH

Postby Steve Chenoweth » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:51 pm

This is my last day at Baylor Hospital in Dallas where I have been doing my rehab. I will be going home tomorrow and should start to be more active on the Internet and this Web site.

Thanks to everyone, especially Ron Spiker, for their prayers and concern during my recovery. I will continue therapy part time at home, but I have made remarkable progress. I have full use of my hands, arms, upper body, and brain, but not my legs so I will have to stay in a wheelchair. With a spinal cord injury, there may be some regeneration, but it will take a year or so to see the level of function that I regain.

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Re: FATAL BRANTLY CRASH

Postby Ron Spiker » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:05 pm

Welcome back Steve !!!!! So great to hear from you. Talk to you by phone soon. Keep us updated on your progress.
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Re: FATAL BRANTLY CRASH

Postby bryancobb » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:36 pm

YOU THA' MAN, STEVE! Glad to see you back on here and as best I can tell in text, in GOOD spirits. I wish you a speedy rehab, back to the highest degree of functioning possible.

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Re: FATAL BRANTLY CRASH

Postby MarkMcDaniel » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:15 am

Not that I am a very religious but praise the lord to see you functioning again. Of course none of us know all you have been through. I hope your progress continues and being home I am sure will be a wonderful change of environment.

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Re: FATAL BRANTLY CRASH

Postby seneca2e » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:05 pm

Miss checking the board a day or two and missed the amazing return of Steve. Welcome back Steve! Thank the Lord for your recovery with more to come!
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Re: FATAL BRANTLY CRASH

Postby Steve Chenoweth » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:47 pm

Update:

Thought I'd let everyone know how I am doing. I have been back to work now for about five months, working from home as I was before the accident. I have regained a lot of strength and stamina, but still have no movement or sensation below the level of my spinal cord injury (mid chest). I have full use of my arms, hands, and brain, but the wheelchair will most likely be permanent.

The NTSB has issued the factual report for the accident, but no probable cause yet:

http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20101114X90431&ntsbno=CEN11LA067&akey=1

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Re: FATAL BRANTLY CRASH

Postby Ron Spiker » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:57 pm

Steve,

Great to hear from you! I'm so glad you are coming along good.

That factual report is pretty interesting. Overweight, out of CG, and taking off downwind with 8-11 kts wind, if I read that correctly.

Take care.
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Re: FATAL BRANTLY CRASH

Postby Mark McDaniel » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:26 am

Thanks for update Steve. I hope you are adjusting to your circumstances as well as one could expect. I trust you have much family support. Keep the updates coming and hopefully we will hear of continued improvements.

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Re: FATAL BRANTLY CRASH

Postby seneca2e » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:29 am

Steve,
Thanks very much for your update and the continued support of this forum. Also if anyone has ever flown every flight in perfect weight and balance in ideal conditions I've yet to see them in 30 plus years.

Your recovery has been amazing and technology is progressing in exponential fashion these days. There is certainly hope for even more progress to be made in your recovery!
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