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  • Jon T.

    Jon T.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    In January 2011, Corporal Jon Tucker was working full-time at the New Albany Police Department. Jon was living a full life when he suffered a spinal cord injury during a training exercise. The injury left Jon unable to walk or use his hands. "I couldn't even open a sugar packet," he recalled. In need of extensive therapy, Jon chose Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital to be close to home, family, and friends. His goals were to be able to play with his kids, work around the house, and go back ... In January 2011, Corporal Jon Tucker was working full-time at the New Albany Police Department. Jon was living a full life when he suffered a spinal ... Read More
  • Joyce D.

    Joyce D.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    These days, Joyce Day wakes up each morning thankful to be alive. Not feeling well one day, Joyce went to Baptist Health Floyd. Tested for COVID-19, Joyce's results came back positive. Doctors intubated Joyce and placed her on a ventilator. She spent the next three weeks on the ventilator in the ICU. Two weeks after that, Joyce was finally ready for the next phase of her recovery. Joyce transferred to Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital for intensive therapy and close medical monitoring. Her ... These days, Joyce Day wakes up each morning thankful to be alive. Not feeling well one day, Joyce went to Baptist Health Floyd. Tested for COVID-19, ... Read More
  • Harold C.

    Harold C.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Harold Crecelius considered himself a "pretty active, 65-year-old man." He enjoyed mowing the grass, playing on the tractor, and playing the drums and other percussion instruments. A diabetic, Harold said he's been "fooling with his foot for several years." His diabetes had led to neuropathy, including weakness and numbness. The significant nerve damage then led to a condition called Charcot foot . This condition causes weakening of the bones in the foot. After a while, Harold developed a ... Harold Crecelius considered himself a "pretty active, 65-year-old man." He enjoyed mowing the grass, playing on the tractor, and playing the drums and ... Read More
  • 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
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