Mary Brown, who sustained serious injuries after crashing her bike in Steamboat earlier this month, had a successful neck stabilization surgery Saturday, according to the website on CaringBridge.org. The family says they realize she has a long journey ahead of her and are very appreciative of the support they have received from the community. According to an update posted to the website Tuesday, Brown will be staying at the Denver Health ICU until a transfer occurs. She is working at physical therapy with the goal of increasing the time she can spend in a wheelchair. She will be meeting with Craig Rehabilitation Hospital in Denver later this week to sort out the next steps for her recovery. Brown was injured when she crashed into a construction barrel and was thrown from her bike, resulting in fractures to two vertebrate at the top of her spine. The injury caused excessive swelling, resulting in loss of feeling below the neck. Brown served as a Steamboat City Council Member from 1987 to 1995. She also helped to establish the Steamboat Boy’s and Girl’s Club and has served on numerous nonprofit boards during her time in Steamboat. Pictured above Mary Brown, photo courtesy of the CaringBridge.org family page.