We are in his corner in the fight to win the battle of recovery
Erik's favorite color is blue, his favorite team is the Calgary Flames, and like most Canadians he lives for hockey. He loves dogs, his friends and family. He is a nineteen year old boy, who never thought he would sitting in Denver Colorado, at a rehabilitation centre, celebrating the moment he was able to wiggle toes.
On April 30th, 2015, on a beautiful day in Mexico, Erik arrived to his resort looking forward to an amazing vacation with his friends. Little did he know, that within moments of his arrival, his life would change in an instant. Erik suffered a C4, C5 spinal cord injury resulting in the loss of function in his legs and arms.
Often, when tragedy strikes, a person's smile will disappear. Not Erik's because he is fighting to win. He is taking it day by day and staying positive. His warm sense of humor fills our clinic every time he comes in. It is little wonder, why so many of his family, friends, and members of the community have come together to support his recovery.
Erik will be honest with you, he misses what most boys his age would miss. Relationships with girls, lacing up his skates and joining his teammates on the ice to play the game that had been his life. The journey has been hard, but he is staying positive. He is not taking anything or anyone for granted. He is looking forward to driving again, maybe even walking his dog in the park.
His hopes for the future are that he will be a motivational speaker. Maybe, he will even write a book. Although, it was tragic circumstances that brought Erik to our clinic.We are in his corner in the fight to win the battle of recovery.