Thursday, October 20, 2011

BIGGEST LOSER: Sam Poueu Now In Rehabilitation After Accident

Former "Biggest Loser" contestant Sam Poueu has been transferred to a rehabilitation center to recover from injuries from a fall. 

In early September, I wrote that Sam was critically injured from a fall on Sept. 3.

He sustained head and internal injuries when he fell from a four-story San Francisco apartment building. He was at a friend's apartment, got locked out while on the building's rooftop, and attempted to climb down a fire escape. 

"He is undergoing an intense rehabilitation schedule. His recovery has been nothing short of a miracle," the family, along with his fiancée Stephanie Anderson, said in a statement to "He has been blessed with a wonderful medical team." 

Poueu, 25, provided this statement: 

"Words can't express how grateful I am for all the love, support and prayers I've received in the past six weeks, all of which have been instrumental in my healing and recovery process, and in keeping my spirits up." 

In his new facility, he's facing physical, occupational and speech therapy. 
His family added that they are thankful for continued thoughts, prayers and support. 

A Pray For Sam Poueu Facebook page is selling wristbands, with proceeds going to his medical care.  Also, the Biggest Loser Resort in Malibu, where Sam was working, is receiving care packages for his family at The Biggest Loser Resort, 327 Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu, Calif. 09265. 

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