KUSA - Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is making great progress at Craig Hospital in Englewood.
Van Dyken-Rouen, who won four gold medals at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, was severely injured when an ATV rolled on top of her on June 6 near her home in Show Low, Ariz.. Her case was so serious that she and her husband, former Denver Broncos punter Tom Rouen, said their goodbyes before she was rushed into surgery.
She woke up from surgery with an incredibly positive attitude, smiling and laughing. She has started her rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, working from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. every day to strengthen her body.
She has experienced some sporadic sensation below her belly button since the surgery, giving her hope she may regain some feeling in her legs. Her goal is to walk out of the hospital in August.
On Thursday, she tweeted the following:
9NEWS Anchor Kim Christiansen will have a full report Van Dyken-Rouen's recovery efforts at 4 p.m.
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