Steve M., age 63
An engineer, athlete and professional ski instructor for more than 24 years, Steve had set ambitious goals for himself. A life-changing ski accident last year reopened a childhood spinal fusion. A stroke while in emergency surgery compounded the damage, producing a traumatic spinal cord injury.
“I am going to recover,” Steve said to himself the first day woke up from surgery. “I am going to fight this injury with everything I have. I will walk again. I will work again.”
Marginally aware of Via before his injury, Steve now rides several times a week. Steve found an innovative spinal cord injury treatment locally, one of only a few of its kind in America, using new technologies in exercise and neuroscience.
“You bring me to my healers,” Steve says about Via. “You are my partner in recovery. You are helping me to rebuild my life.”