Appreciation from Riley

I want to start by sending a huge thank you to everyone for their support; as always there are to many to thank without putting my lip reader through too much hell. But I need to say thank you to Katrina–she is truly calling the shots and all my progress over the last week is because of her proactively getting me to Craig as soon as possible. I also want to thank Katrina’s sister and brother in law for their amazing support. I want to send a huge thank you to Trent, Jamie and Cjay for their amazing rally, and to the community of Crested Butte as well.  I can not voice how gracious I am and how lucky I was to grow up in that beautiful town. I also want to thank my parents for their energy–it gives me strength every day. I want to send a huge thank you to the sponsors of our film project, especially Nike. I can never say enough how lucky I am to work with all of you. The people at Craig have been amazing and there is not a better place in the world I could be. I need to cut this short so I can go off the ventilator for a half an hour.

Travis, I think about you every day… and to my Nike crew that is currently on our team trip I will be with you guys every day. I once again apologize to all the visitors that we have had to turn away. I promise as soon as my body gets into a regular program we all will share conversations and laughs again soon. I love all of you…


(translated by Tinka aka Katrina, not an english major (lip reader))