Steven survived the impact and even remained conscious, though in deep shock. The emergency crew had to cut the roof off his car to free him and he was airlifted to the nearest trauma hospital for emergency surgery. He doesn’t remember any of the ordeal, but was told he kept repeating the phrase “whatever it takes” in response to the emergency crew’s questions. In fact, Steven only remembers being on his couch at home and then waking up six days later in the brain injury ward.
Steven received 22 units of blood during three surgeries, leaving him with five plates, 21 screws and 2 pins in his reconstructed arms. He is extremely grateful for everyone and everything that allowed for his recovery from the accident.
Steven knows the impact we can all have by donating blood and is a regular donor. He has even risen to a greater level to “pay it forward” and has become a blood drive chairperson, hosting blood drives and encouraging others to give.