Rebuilt Lives: Kurt Christensen

Kurt Christensen, “KC,” was on track to join the PGA Tour when he suffered from a traumatic brain injury in 2008.


The car he was riding in swerved off the road, resulting in a near-fatal accident. KC was rushed to the hospital where he lay in a coma for over a month and spent almost six in the hospital. Doctors informed him that it was unlikely he’d walk again. Thankfully, Kurt’s mother found our Brain Injury Recovery Program.
Now, Kurt is not only walking, but is the assistant golf pro at Owl’s Nest Golf Course and helps run an adaptive golf clinic.

Kurt’s left arm was stuck in a curled position when he awoke from the coma.

“When I woke from the coma, my arm was stuck… I think I cried, I thought I was never going to be able to play golf again,” KC said.
“I actually played golf one-handed for two years… now I’m playing two-handed again”
He attributes his success to his positivity and hard work in therapy at Northeast Rehab. He reminds us to keep trying no matter what conditions we find ourselves in, because things will get better; Kurt is living proof of that.