Steve is currently under intensive care at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, as you can see in Elizabeth's note below and the video of Steve included in this story. The family has received an outpouring of support in the wake of the accident. If you'd like to help, see the links at the bottom of this story.
Also, the family is looking for a woman who called 911 and helped Steve immediately after the accident happened. If you have any information, you can message Elizabeth on Facebook at facebook.com/eroehrs84.
This is my husband Steve. He is an avid cyclist in the Vacaville, CA community. Steve is 28 yrs old and the loving father of a beautiful 4 year old. Sunday morning he was involved in a terrible accident. On his decent down the back side of Cantelow Rd. Steve lost control of his bike and slammed into a tree at 28 miles an hour.
He is currently in Nuero Surgery ICU at UCDavis Medical Center in Sacramento. He suffered a burst fracture of T10 vertebrata, 14 broken ribs and a fracture to a vertebrata in his neck. He had a bruise and collapsing in his right lung. He arrived in the trauma center with no feeling from his hips down. He has regained sensation in his legs and limited movement in his right. Still no movement in the left leg.
It is still unclear if he will regain use of his legs. He underwent surgery on Sunday night to stabilize his spine. They placed 2 rods fusing the two vertebra above and below the burst fracture. Please share his story in hopes of raising awareness to cycling safety.
A loving friend has created a paypal donation page for our family. Im currently unable to return to work (manager of a local running store) to assist in Steve's care and Steve is the main provider for our family. Anything you can do will help....donations, prayer and support. It is anticipated that he will remain in ICU for 7 days, then 1-6 months of rehab in Sacramento.
Also, a local cyclist stopped and called 911 moments after the accident. She stayed with my husband to keep him stable and calm. Im trying to locate her to extend my thanks. If you have any information of this wonderful extremely brave woman would you please message me.
Thank you. ♥ Life is short, cherish it, It can be flipped upside down in the blink of an eye.
Bellow is the link for the FundRazr donation page for the family as well as a few other fundraisers that have been started:
- FundRazr: http://fnd.us/c/2OXZc
- My Thirty-One (100% of sales will go directly to Steve's family)https://www.mythirtyone.com/shop/eventhome.aspx?eventId=E2596778&from=MYEVENTS
- Sentsy: https://whitneycarrion.scentsy.us/Scentsy/Buy?partyId=121649921