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  • Roger M.

    Roger M.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    In March, Roger Minyard underwent surgery to unblock his left anterior descending artery. When a blockage in this artery causes a heart attack, it's often called "the widowmaker." Though Roger's surgery was a success, COVID-19 complicated his recovery. The virus caused Roger to spend five days on a ventilator and eight weeks at Vanderbilt Medical Center. COVID-19 took a serious toll on Roger's body. He recalled that while at Vanderbilt, therapists came to his room to try and help him walk ... In March, Roger Minyard underwent surgery to unblock his left anterior descending artery. When a blockage in this artery causes a heart attack, it's ... Read More
  • Amanda E.

    Amanda E.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    “New Year, New You.” Those words took on a whole new meaning for Amanda Evans this year. Following appendectomy surgery in January, Amanda began to exhibit complications just before discharge. It started with tingling in her hands and her feet. Soon, it progressed to severe pain, weakness, and the inability to ambulate. This change in physical condition led to 98 days spent in two acute care hospitals. After transferring to University of Louisville Hospital, Amanda was diagnosed with ... “New Year, New You.” Those words took on a whole new meaning for Amanda Evans this year. Following appendectomy surgery in January, Amanda began to ... Read More
  • Stephen Y.

    Stephen Y.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We have all been told to appreciate the little things in life and never take anything for granted. Sometimes things happen to us that make us focus on those little things more than ever before. They are exactly what helps us fight through tougher times than we ever imagined. Stephen Young is a husband, father of three boys, and assistant principal at Natcher Elementary. He enjoyed traveling, working outside, and jeep riding. Stephen lived a life that was full and independent. He never ... We have all been told to appreciate the little things in life and never take anything for granted. Sometimes things happen to us that make us focus on ... Read More
  • Aprile P.

    Aprile P.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Sometimes we encounter moments that are so significant, that they impact us for the rest of our lives. And many times, they happen without any warning at all. That is exactly what happened to Aprile Patton. At only 42-years-old, Aprile unexpectedly suffered a major stroke. The stroke robbed Aprile of her independence and almost took her life. In critical condition at TriStar Skyline Medical Center's ICU, she fought for her life. After five weeks at Skyline, Aprile became stable enough to ... Sometimes we encounter moments that are so significant, that they impact us for the rest of our lives. And many times, they happen without any warning ... Read More
  • Susan L.

    Susan L.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    August 2018 was a pivotal point in Susan Lockwood's life. She had just been diagnosed with familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or familial IPF. This is a condition in which scar tissue forms inside the lungs, slowing the flow of oxygen into the blood. The restricted flow impacts a patient's ability to move and function. "Familial "means that the condition has affected other members of Susan's family. IPF affects less than 200,000 people annually in the U.S., and is considered a rare ... August 2018 was a pivotal point in Susan Lockwood's life. She had just been diagnosed with familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or familial IPF. ... Read More
  • Debra K.

    Debra K.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all have certain health factors in our family trees that make us conscious of how we go about our daily lives. We make an effort to eat right, maintain a certain level of physical activity, etc. This was how Debra lived her life. While working in her garden one day, Debra suddenly felt her right side go weak. She made her way back to the patio and took a picture of her face. The photo reinforced Debra's suspicion -- she was having a stroke. Debra alerted a family member who transported ... We all have certain health factors in our family trees that make us conscious of how we go about our daily lives. We make an effort to eat right, ... Read More
  • William B.

    William B.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all have hobbies or activities we love to take part in. Rarely do we contemplate the "what if's" that could result in serious injury. William was no exception. Attending the MBHA Youth World Show in Georgia, William was having a great time. One of his students began having an issue with her horse's gait. Her parents asked William to help correct the issue. William agreed, having done this several times with his own horses. But shortly after getting into the saddle, the horse began to ... We all have hobbies or activities we love to take part in. Rarely do we contemplate the "what if's" that could result in serious injury. William was ... Read More
  • Wade T.

    Wade T.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    When we are sick, we’re all the same. We want to know what is wrong with us and what needs to happen to make us well again. This is exactly what occurred to Wade T. earlier this year. But unfortunately for Wade, for the first several months of his illness, his exact condition went unidentified. This resulted in the delay of the correct treatment regiment being administered. Wade’s symptoms started shortly after the passing of his mother. He had gone to make funeral arrangements and ... When we are sick, we’re all the same. We want to know what is wrong with us and what needs to happen to make us well again. This is exactly what ... Read More
  • Hardin S.

    Hardin S.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    An energetic retiree, Hardin enjoys remaining active for himself, his family and his church. Taking care of his yard and garden and being an active member of his church community kept him busy. And of course, his beloved Kentucky Wildcats. That was until one Sunday morning in March. Hardin went to church early to adjust the heat in preparation for the upcoming morning service. He returned home to take a nap before service. When he awoke, his wife knew something was wrong. Unable to ... An energetic retiree, Hardin enjoys remaining active for himself, his family and his church. Taking care of his yard and garden and being an active ... Read More
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