The CSU student who broke his neck after jumping from at tree
Oct. 3 was transferred from Poudre Valley Hospital to Craig
Hospital in Englewood on Monday.
Colin Heffern, a freshman CSU student, sustained injuries while
jumping from a tree outside Parmelee Hall into piles of leaves with
Jody Donovan, director of Student Transitions and Parent and
Family Programs at CSU, visited Heffern before he was transferred
She said Heffern is paralyzed, but he has feeling above the top
of his shoulders.
Craig Hospital is known for treating spinal cord injuries.
No information about Heffern’s condition is available from the
hospital at his family’s request, said Beth Gargan, media relations
secretary at Craig Hospital.
Capt. Bob Chaffee of the CSU Police Department said the
investigation is closed and there is no evidence of foul play.
Heffern, a Cheyenne, Wyo., native, was interested in studying
landscape architecture, Donovan said.
“He’s very, very popular I must say,” Donovan said. “He’s a
delightful student. We talk about when he comes back because we
want him to come back.”
The support he has received from his peers impressed
“But as his friends have said, he’s still the same Colin,”