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Pro snowboarder upgraded from critical to serious condition

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Although snowboarder Kevin Pearce has a long recovery ahead of him, his doctors are "cautiously" optimistic given his current progress. Pearce has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, according to his doctors at the University of Utah Hospital.

Holly Ledyard, M.D., a Neurointensivist at University of Utah Health Care, remains positive about Pearce’s condition. Pearce is in serious condition and remains in the intensive care at the University Hospital.

"We’ve been able to remove his breathing tube, and he is slowly regaining consciousness and able to follow commands," Ledyard said. "While we’re pleased that he’s improving faster than anticipated, he still has a long recovery ahead of him."

With this news, his family remains optimistic and grateful for all of the support being shown by his doctors, nurses, friends, family and fans from all over the world. Pearce’s Facebook fan page, Well Wishes to our Friend Kevin Pearce, is still the preferred site for people posting their get-well wishes and for getting the most current and reliable information.

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