Courtney King Dye’s First Message

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Courtney King Dye and Viva. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Courtney King Dye and Viva. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WEST ORANGE, New Jersey, May 13–Courtney King-Dye on Thursday composed her first message since sustaining a serious head injury in a horse accident in South Florida more than two months ago.

The 2008 USA team Olympic rider who is in rehabilitation at The Kessler Institute wrote a “message from Courtney.”

“Hello everyone!

“Thank you for your cards, goodies, flowers, and emails! I’m sorry I can’t respond to them all, but please know I am getting and appreciating all of them.

“I am awake and tube free now! For those of you worried that I am becoming depressed, do not concern yourselves; I had to take a test on if the reason I giggled so much was a disorder! It is hard for me not to giggle when I’m struggling to do something that was once easy for me, like walking, talking, or eating!

“It’s difficult not to be sad when I think of how much it sucks what happened to me, how much I am missing out on etc., but I have become aware that I am not only lucky to be alive, but to have all my memories (except the final few days) and senses intact.

“I am very lucky to have the constant support of family (including husband- thank you, thank you, thank you!) friends, and dressage enthusiasts.

“Much love and appreciation to all.

“Ckd”