April 3, 2008

Darren Chiacchia is walking more steadily and is experiencing more frequent moments of clarity with his cognitive functioning, his family says.

Most of his family arrived in Florida on Tuesday for last night's fund raising benefit for Chiacchia, who was critically injured in a cross-country fall at the Red Hills Horse Truals on March 15.

He has been in intensive care at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital since then.

Darren is expected to be transferred to a neurological rehabilitation facility at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, later today. The special medical flight had been arranged, and Darren's mother, Evelyn, will accompany him.