MARLTON, N.J.--"While Kevin is showing some baby steps towards improvement, you can see from this post the enormity of the challenge that this family still faces ahead," said Kathy Gilbert,
"This week has been a big one, said Dianna Babington. "Kevin has been able to return to eating normal meals, and the ventilator weaning progressed to four hours on Oct, 5 of unassisted breathing.
"I am told this progress has been very dramatic.
"Coming into rehab he was on full support.
"The respiratory therapist Lori has been instrumental in his progression and I love her.
"These are small steps on a very long journey but they are essential to his ability to be involved in the horse community again which is very important to Kevin.
"The positive energy means everything as it keeps both of us from sinking into depression," said Dianna. "It helps us stay focused on any and all improvement. It makes me very happy to know how many people truly care."