Archive for Wednesday, January 19, 2000

Local man begins stay at center

January 19, 2000

Mike Waters, 32, who received head injuries when thrown from his vehicle during an accident on Nov. 21, was transferred last week from the University of Kansas Medical Center to the Royal Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Olathe.

His mother, Shirley Waters, said that physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists are working with Mike Waters on a daily basis.

Waters, who was in a coma for the first month after his accident, is beginning to show improvement, his mother said.

"I think that when he starts going to the gym this week it will make a difference," Waters said. "Mike has always been a very active person, and once he gets to the gym and is able to work out, I think we will see a lot of progress."

Saturday afternoon, Waters' wife, Dawn, and four children, Beau, 10, Jace, 9, Teal, 5, and Cole, 8 months, visited him at the rehab center.

"I just want to stay here with my dad," Beau said.

Shirley Waters said the children usually draw a response from their father.

Friends may send cards to Waters in care of Royal Terrace, Room 307, 201 E. Flaming Dr., Olathe, 66061.

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