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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Moving On

The day has finally come, Courtney's leaving Crotched Mountain tomorrow and we're headed up to Burlington on Saturday afternoon. After much finagling, the pieces have come together for Court's rehab and living situation in Vermont.

Courtney will be living with the Flynn's, a middle-aged couple with traumatic brain injury experience in South Burlington. She'll have round-the-clock supervision and a bedroom and bathroom to herself. We're looking forward meeting them and getting Court settled in.

Her therapy evaluations will take place next week at Fanny Allen Hospital in Colchester, she'll be able to resume PT, OT and speech therapy there on an outpatient level. We'll also look to take advantage of some recreational and adaptive therapy programs in the area (swimming, horseback riding, etc.) She'll have a new case manager and a life skills aide on weekdays in Burlington as well.

Court's excited to be moving on up and continue the progress she's made at the mountain, most recently: ditching her wheel chair entirely and using a walking stick to move independently early in the day (which she's promised to swing upon the first Little Bo Peep joke) as well as getting a new prism prescription for her eyeglasses in hopes of realigning her eyesight and helping her balance.

We've got quite a few people to thank and chocolate cake to devour tomorrow.



Anonymous said...

Best of luck, sweet Courtney!

Ash said...

Court, good luck with this new step - I'm sure you'll keep on kicking butt like you always do!! :o)


Anonymous said...

Court, good luck with this next adventure! I know as soon as you see a horse (and climb aboard) the healing process will kick into a higher gear.

I'm in South Carolina right now but keep tabs on the blog. I look forward to hearing all about your progress and adventures.

Sean... beware of the cane :-)

Love & hugs to all, Pam Eckelbarger

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to see Courtney! This is great news! Give us girls at 34 University Terrace a call when we can come visit this weekend! 317-627-3038


Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you Court! It will be so good for you to be back in Burlington with the fantastic support of your amazing friends. Spring is almost here - a time for renewal and new opportunities!


Aunt Marti

PS Thanks for the update, Sean. Best of luck to you both! Keep in touch.

Anonymous said...

Courtney, it warms my heart to know that you'll be back among your friends who are, I must say, the most amazing group of people................
You've done a tremendous amount of work & this is a big step, which will take you towards more healing and a more enjoyable life.

Lots of love,

Anonymous said...


I'm so excited to see you. You've been kicking butt, and I can't wait to finally see all the progress you've made in person!


Hazel said...


I'm so proud of you! you've made amazing progress, and I'm super excited that everything has worked out in burlington.

As soon as i aquire some Paid Time Off, I'm totally comming to visit!


Hazel said...


I'm so proud of you!
I'm so excited that everything has worked out in Burlington, its such a great area.

As soon as I aquire some time off from work, I'm totally comming to visit.


Anonymous said...

can't wait to see you c. blasius... welcome back to vt!!!

Sharyn said...

Such a big step for all of you - the Cape Cod family is watching and praying.
We found this step both exhilerating and then terrifying, but now we are settled in and oh so happy to be moving...always moving forward.
Our best to all of you and to your healing process as well as Courtney's. Love, Sharyn Lindsay/Caleb Potter

Valerie said...

yay court! i'm so excited that you're getting back to the good ol' VT. we can't wait to hear how the move goes! i saw pam eckleberger down at an event in NC today, and we chatted for a long time about YOU! i reassured her that you're busy being a wonder woman, and that you're still your same old crazy self :) love you so much, rock on in VT! xo Val

Anonymous said...

YAYYY COURTBALLZ!!! i cannot wait to see you as soon as i get back from my crazy roadtrip this weekend!!! hugs and kisses til then :) miss you and looooove yooouuuu


Anonymous said...

That's awesome that you get to go back to Burlington! It'll be so much better to be in a place that feels like home. I'm still planning to visit this summer, can't wait to see you!