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Sam Poueu Has Been Transferred To A Rehabilitation Center

October 19, 2011 11:00 AM by Lisa Princ

Sam Poueu of The Biggest Loser on NBC‘s ninth season, who fell from the roof of building and was taken to ICU last month, has been making great progress according to his family. Now, The Biggest Loser fan favorite is finally well enough that he has been transferred to a rehabilitation center. Read on for all the details!

Season nine contestant of The Biggest Loser, Sam Poueu was injured last month, as he attempted to climb down a fire escape and fell to the ground instead. Sam was in critical condition for weeks, and then was upgraded to stable condition a few weeks later. Sam Poueu has made such great progress that he has been transferred to a rehabilitation center, his family is now reporting. Sam’s family and his fiancee, Stephanie Anderson recently told People Magazine: “He is undergoing an intense rehabilitation schedule. His recovery has been nothing short of a miracle. He has been blessed with a wonderful medical team.”

And Sam Poueu couldn’t be more thankful for his blessings, as the fan favorite said: “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 a statement to People Magazine. At the rehabilitation center, Sam is undergoing physical, occupational and speech therapy, but his family remains hopeful that Sam will make a full recovery.

The family went on in their statement saying: “Witnessing his daily progress is the most hopeful and inspirational experience. Tough days are still ahead – but, like always, he is working hard towards a full recovery. We are thankful for your continued thoughts, prayers and support.” This is wonderful news, we continue to send our love and prayers out to Sam Poueu and his family!

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