We know that all of you are anxious for more news about our friend and fellow rider Debbie Atkinson, who was badly injured in a fall on the Intermediate course at Ky Classic Sep 2. Debbie is aware and alert and has her family and close friends around her at the UK Medical Center Trauma ICU in Lexington. Her doctors and family are making plans to transfer her to the Shepherd Center, a spinal cord rehab facility in Atlanta, when she is ready. She has a huge stack of mail and good wishes there to comfort her, and her family appreciates all of the emotional support they have received from the eventing community. Debbie says she is bored to death and would love all of you to come visit with her, just to get a little barn talk in her day! Visitors are permitted most of the time. Check with the Trauma ICU at Chandler Medical Center for details and to confirm that Debbie has not been transferred. Please remember her in your prayers. Post Comment
Re: Debbie Atkinson Update Web Mgr - Thu 14 Sep, 2006
I understand that visitors outside the family are now allowed in Lexington. She is at the UK Medical Center (Chandler) http://www.mc.uky.edu/
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Re: Debbie Atkinson Latest News Eloise Penn - Mon 18 Sep, 2006
I visited with Debbie Saturday. Her mom said they were going to be moving her sometime this week to Cardinal Hill in Florence, KY until a bed is available in Atlanta.
I know she's bored silly and would probably enjoy some company. I noticed someone had brought her a portable CD player. Maybe a book on tape would be appropiate to give her. Reply to this comment
Re: Debbie Atkinson Latest News Tiffany McWhirter - Tue 26 Sep, 2006
Any word on Deb? Have they moved her here to Atlanta yet? If anyone has an update - please let me know so that I can tell everyone else here that is asking. Thanks! Reply to this comment
Re: Debbie Atkinson Latest News Event Secy - Wed 27 Sep, 2006
Debbie is still in Lexington awaiting transfer to Atlanta. We have a notice on the website first page about a way to contribute funds for her recovery. She is doing well, is alert and able to speak, and want sus to thank all of you for remembering her. Reply to this comment
Re: Debbie Atkinson Latest News Barbara Sherrington - Fri 03 Nov, 2006
Debbie is at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. you can email her by going to the Shepherd website, click on About Shepherd, click on How to Contact a Patient, and follow instructions.
She is doing well, using her wheelchair and getting voice training.
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