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Monday, November 29, 2021

A Letter From Kevin Babington

Hello supporters, friends, and fellow equestrians.

Kevin Babington rehabilitatingKevin Babington rehabilitatingI thought it would be a good time to update everyone with my progress.

I’ve been continuing with my regular physical therapy and recently added a very good acupuncturist to my program, and I also have some exciting new rehab opportunities coming up very soon.

My right arm continues to get stronger, and I feel quite comfortable driving my wheelchair by myself now, using a hand control.

In addition to having some movement in my toes, I’m starting to get a lot of new sensations in my legs and hips.

It’s sometimes hard to explain what the feeling is, but it is along the line of tingling, or “firing,” and I have been getting a lot of warmth in both legs, especially my left one.

I’m very fortunate that I’ve had a lot of very good therapists reach out to me, and I’m really looking forward to these new opportunities.

 

WHEN I'M not doing my therapies, my days are kept busy teaching lessons.

I’m looking forward to some more of my students coming down for season and to the beginning of circuit.

I still love to follow the show jumping from around the world and spend many hours on ClipMyHorse, making sure my friends and former competitors are not making too many mistakes.

It obviously has not been any easy journey, but all the support I’ve had along the way has made it the best of a bad situation.

I remain positive and stay focused on my goal to beat this.

I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported me, because without you, my extensive therapies and care would not be possible.

I am very grateful.

Until next time, Kevin Babington aka Kbabs.

 

The Kevin Babington Foundation and How to Donate

The Kevin Babington Foundation supports the rehabilitation of equestrians who sustain spinal cord injuries. The Kevin Babington Foundation also will use funds to educate those involved with horses on advances in safety equipment.

Initial funds were used for international show jumping rider/trainer and European Gold Medalist, Kevin Babington, who sustained a spinal cord injury August 2019. During the middle of the pandemic in 2020, Alexis Halbert sustained an injury after a fall from her jumper and was taken to the Shepard Center for rehabilitation with the help of the Foundation. Alexis is now able to walk independently and is miraculously back in the show ring.

​Please join us in paying-it-forward to the families who continue to have a significant impact in the equine community. It is critical we build up a reserve so in the case of an unfortunate accident we will be able to immediately provide financial help. Your donations will make a major difference in the lives of those impacted by a spinal cord injury.

All of us at the KBF hope everyone stays healthy during these unsettling times. We can’t thank everyone enough who have generously donated to the Kevin Babington Foundation. Stay safe out there! ​

Kevin Babington Foundation is tax-exempt 501(c)(3)

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