It's been an incredibly long and difficult journey, but at the end of more than nine long months since suffering devastating injuries in a collision with a car making an illegal U-turn directly in front of him, Sport Rider Senior Editor Andrew Trevitt was finally given the go-ahead to leave the Casa Colina rehabilitation facility and go home for good. Trevitt was released on July 25, and obviously was elated to be able to go home permanently (during the past several weeks, he had been given the opportunity to stay overnight at home on the weekend in order to ease his transition). His recovery period and stay at the rehabilitation facility was longer than most due to the extent of his injuries, which were far more than just spinal. But his determination and character showed in his ability to overcome the continual obstacles that he encountered during his recovery.
"Yeah, it's definitely nice to be home," said Trevitt. He and his wife Deborah have moved from their previous residence to a wheelchair-friendly apartment complex in Studio City, California. The transitional overnight home stays allowed them to carefully tailor the apartment for their specific needs so that Trevitt's eventual move home was a smooth one.
Naturally for a person of his will and character, Trevitt wants to return to working with the magazine, but it will still be a few more weeks until he will be ready. Of course, he has already been contributing for the past few issues with his editorial column in the magazine (now titled "Stopwatch") as well as the popular "Ask The Geek" and "Riding Skills Series" columns. In fact, he began contributing from his hospital bed only a couple of months after his accident, by dictating it to his wife Deborah. "Look up the words 'fortitude' and 'perseverance' in the dictionary and you'll see a photo of Andrew," said Kent Kunitsugu, editor-in-chief of Sport Rider.
The Trevitts and staff of Sport Rider would like to once again sincerely thank all the readers and motorcycle industry people who contributed to Andrew's getwelltrev fund, and for their constant messages and prayers during his long recovery period. You can send Trevitt a message and keep up with his new life on getwelltrev.blogspot.com.