ON NOVEMBER 22, 2016, WEISCHEDEL WAS SKI TOURING WITH SOME FRIENDS AT MAD RIVER GLEN IN FAYSTON, VT. EXCITED TO SKI THE FRESH EARLY-SEASON SNOW, WEISCHEDEL AND FRIENDS WERE RACING DOWN THE HILL WHEN HE HIT A JUMP AND WAS PROPELLED FORWARD CAUSING HIM TO DOUBLE EJECT FROM BOTH BINDINGS, LANDING DIRECTLY ON HIS HEAD. FOLLOWING IMPACT WEISCHEDEL COULDN’T LIFT HIS HEAD, AND HE LAID STILL WHILE HIS FRIENDS STABILIZED HIS HEAD AND NECK WHILE THEY CLEARED SNOW FROM HIS FACE. HE LAID THERE FOR THE NEXT TWO HOURS UNTIL PARAMEDICS WERE ABLE TO REACH HIM.
FOLLOWING HIS EMERGENCY EXTRACTION, WEISCHEDEL WAS TAKEN TO DARTMOUTH HITCHCOCK MEDICAL CENTER IN HANOVER, N.H. AFTER A SUCCESSFUL SURGERY, DOCTORS TOLD WEISCHEDEL THAT HE HAD SUFFERED AN INCOMPLETE SPINAL CORD INJURY AT THE C7 LEVEL.
It was great to see Keenan back in the CR Johnson Healing Center working out with #JacktheTrainer and this won’t be the last…Keenan is moving out to the Tahoe Area to continue his rehab and work for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows this winter. Congratulations Keenan!
During Keenan’s visit he was awarded two arcade belts for his completion of two goals. His first one was establishing a work out routine 2 months out of hospital and the second was to go biking which he did!