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Kolstad Continues to Improve Through Therapy

Updated: 08/15/2014 4:55 PM
Created: 08/15/2014 2:26 PM KSTP.com
By: Lauren Beukelman

Three-months after suffering traumatic head trauma, Isaac Kolstad continues to make gains both physically and mentally through therapy.

In an update on CaringBridge.com, Kolstad's wife Molly states that Isaac no longer requires the assistance of a wheelchair for mobility but is still not able to walk on his own. 

Pool therapy has been implemented into Kolstad's therapy routine to help increase balance to help prepare him to walk independently.

Kolstad has also began reading and recognizing simple words as his speech continues to improve. 

"He sometimes takes my phone and goes on Facebook and will laugh at some of his friends status posts, so it may be possible he is reading more than we think," Molly Kolstad wrote.

Kolstad also continues to evolve back into his role as a father, playing with infant daughter Malia and Haidyn.

After months of eating a largely liquid diet, Kolstad can now eat a regular diet including trips to the local Dairy Queen.

The Kolstad family thanks everyone for their continued support on the long road of recovery for Isaac.

"Thank you as always for following Isaac's progress," Molly wrote. "He is truly inspiring and is so loved. Each week we are making greater strides through the marathon of recovery. We look forward to seeing what Isaac does next."

Photo: KSTP/ File

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