Just two weeks after initially contacting The Bonati Spine Institute Clayton had surgery at the Institute. He remarked that it was “… a very calming experience and that the Institute’s system is very good.” Although he would need three surgeries, just after his first surgery he was able to walk around the block. He became very emotional because previously he was not able to walk without experiencing terrible pain.
Being able to walk out of the Recovery Room after surgery was “… like being let out of jail with a new lease on life. I can ride motorcycles now. Before I had surgery down there I couldn’t even get on one.” Clayton is back dragging old cars out of the field and restoring them, and when last seen was racing away in a beautifully restored vintage Ford.