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  • Rhett L.

    Rhett L.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Rhett Luecke’s journey has been nothing short of inspirational. Both staff and patients alike at Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital have felt moved by his progress. An engineer for over 20 years, Rhett is married with two children. "I was living the American dream," he said. That was, at least, until his health began steadily declining two years ago. The decline began with a very small slur in Rhett's speech. About a week later, he noticed he was limping. He could no longer go running and ... Rhett Luecke’s journey has been nothing short of inspirational. Both staff and patients alike at Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital have felt moved by ... Read More
  • Leland L.

    Leland L.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Though retired, Leland Lynch remained active, working a few jobs. He filled his time with the things he loves, like family activities and being outdoors. Those hobbies included sledding, mushroom hunting, working in his garden, and especially fishing! At work on Halloween, Leland wasn't feeling well. He drove himself to the emergency room. Tests revealed Leland suffered a small stroke. While hospitalized, he suffered another, leaving him paralyzed on his dominant right side. Leland also ... Though retired, Leland Lynch remained active, working a few jobs. He filled his time with the things he loves, like family activities and being ... Read More
  • Mrs. Spicer

    Mrs. Spicer

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    About 7:30 pm the night Mrs. Spicer suffered a stroke, she said goodnight to her husband and went to bed. Other than the headaches she'd been having the past few days, everything seemed normal. At 3:00 am, her husband woke up to find his wife on the bathroom floor. She was mumbling, in a weakened state, and confused. Though Mrs. Spicer has some memory loss, she recalls having trouble moving her leg and hand. Mrs. Spicer was airlifted from her local hospital to University of Louisville ... About 7:30 pm the night Mrs. Spicer suffered a stroke, she said goodnight to her husband and went to bed. Other than the headaches she'd been having ... Read More
  • Mr. Unruh

    Mr. Unruh

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Mr. Unruh had just settled down on the couch to watch some television after dinner with his wife. It was a typical day for the computer technology teacher to that point. But it was about to take a turn for the worse. First, Mr. Unruh complained about being overheated, which he attempted to resolve by removing his sweater. Then, he felt a sudden, sharp pain in his chest. The pain radiated into his neck and shoulder. His wife took immediate action, calling 9-1-1. An ambulance arrived, ... Mr. Unruh had just settled down on the couch to watch some television after dinner with his wife. It was a typical day for the computer technology ... Read More
  • Dennis S.

    Dennis S.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Dennis Sumler served our community for 42 years as a police officer and part of the Clark County Probation Office. He retired in January 2017. Dennis and his wife settled into his retirement by staying active and enjoyed walking together for exercise. That September, after spending a normal day together, Julie and Dennis sat down around 6:00 pm. They put golf on the TV and began discussing what to make for dinner. Suddenly, Julie realized that she wasn’t getting a response from Dennis. ... Dennis Sumler served our community for 42 years as a police officer and part of the Clark County Probation Office. He retired in January 2017. Dennis ... Read More
  • Gary R.

    Gary R.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Gary Reynolds spent his days working 30-40 hours per week assisting patients prior to cataract surgery. Along with his day job, Gary spent long hours cutting down trees in the heat of the summer. One long-awaited Friday off, Gary headed to LaGrange to visit family. During the drive, he began to feel sick. He felt like he was coming down with a virus or inner ear infection. Gary and his brother-in-law decided to take a ride in the country during his visit. Gary recalls the trouble he had ... Gary Reynolds spent his days working 30-40 hours per week assisting patients prior to cataract surgery. Along with his day job, Gary spent long hours ... Read More
  • Joeann B.

    Joeann B.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Completing her morning chores, Joeann Brown realized she needed to feed her outdoor cats. She gathered their food and headed for the back door. Hands full, Joeann attempted to push open the door with her foot. But her shoe got caught in the door, causing her to fall on the hard floor of her sunroom. The sudden and traumatic fall was so loud it woke her grandson, who was sleeping on the couch. He rushed over and decided to call Joeann's granddaughter, who is a nurse. Under her guidance, ... Completing her morning chores, Joeann Brown realized she needed to feed her outdoor cats. She gathered their food and headed for the back door. Hands ... Read More
  • Nancy & Mike H.

    Nancy & Mike H.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Nancy and Mike Hemphill lived a busy life. Full-time jobs. A daughter living at home along with two high school foreign exchange students. All the activities that come along with that. Things changed immediately when Mike suddenly suffered a stroke. On top of handling day-to-day tasks, Nancy was now a caregiver to her husband of 28 years, too. Nancy spent many hours at Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital. There, she attended therapy sessions, family training, and ate meals with Mike. ... Nancy and Mike Hemphill lived a busy life. Full-time jobs. A daughter living at home along with two high school foreign exchange students. All the ... Read More
  • Todd R.

    Todd R.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Todd Reed was working at his computer on a normal day at the office when he started to feel like his blood sugar was dropping. As a diabetic he was familiar with this feeling, so he continued to work until he had a moment to grab something to eat. After eating, he continued to experience the strange feeling. Then suddenly, in the middle of writing, he could no longer make his hand move along the paper. He became frustrated, but tried to press on but soon discovered he would not be able to ... Todd Reed was working at his computer on a normal day at the office when he started to feel like his blood sugar was dropping. As a diabetic he was ... Read More
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