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  • Hunter B.

    Hunter B.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    For many, 2020 has been a challenging year. Hunter Baldus is no exception. Trained in gymnastics, Hunter was a dancer and enjoyed skiing, snowboarding, and daily swims. "I lived a very active, retired lifestyle," the former cabinetmaker said. In May, Hunter broke his foot, beginning a journey that would change his life. "I lived in a two-story home with the bed and bathroom on the second floor. It became very difficult to get around my own home," Hunter said. To heal his foot, Hunter ... For many, 2020 has been a challenging year. Hunter Baldus is no exception. Trained in gymnastics, Hunter was a dancer and enjoyed skiing, ... Read More
  • Gary F.

    Gary F.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    As a physician, Dr. Gary Flannery understands how to take care of himself. This includes maintaining an active lifestyle. Working part-time as a physician in Los Angeles, Dr. Flannery had plenty of time to stay active. "I enjoyed many hobbies such as biking, kayaking, and tennis," he said. "Prior to my hospitalization, I was very healthy and independent." The events that led to Dr. Flannery's hospitalization began in the summer. "I developed a DVT for the second time," he shared. DVT ... As a physician, Dr. Gary Flannery understands how to take care of himself. This includes maintaining an active lifestyle. Working part-time as a ... Read More
  • Richard W.

    Richard W.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    With a strong family history of stroke, Richard Wittke has tried to live a healthy lifestyle. "I haven't eaten red meat in over 40 years," said Richard. "I have adopted a very strict diet. I enjoy walking, golfing, and exercising daily. I was confident I was doing everything possible to prevent a stroke. One morning Richard woke up and spilled a glass of water. "When I tried to explain to my wife what happened, my speech was slurred," he recalled. "My wife called the paramedics and they ... With a strong family history of stroke, Richard Wittke has tried to live a healthy lifestyle. "I haven't eaten red meat in over 40 years," said ... Read More
  • Linda S.

    Linda S.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    Linda Shirey is familiar with stroke. "I had a liver transplant in 1991, and during my transplant, I had my first stroke," Linda shared. Four more strokes would follow. "I have been very fortunate to have received therapy and recovered fully." When Linda suffered her most recent stroke, she knew what to do. "I was sitting in my chair at home and suddenly I couldn't control my right arm," she recalled. "I became concerned, so my son drove me to Eisenhower Medical Center." Stroke is a ... Linda Shirey is familiar with stroke. "I had a liver transplant in 1991, and during my transplant, I had my first stroke," Linda shared. Four more ... Read More
  • Lila C.

    Lila C.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    As a stay-at-home mother of two, Lila Copeland knows what it means to live an active lifestyle. Errands, sporting events, dance classes, and girl scout meetings fill her days. Lila enjoys spending time with her friends, hiking, going out for girls' night, and other activities. Then, one morning, everything began to change. "I woke up one morning and my hand felt stiff," Lila recalled. Over the next several months, the stiffness became worse and progressed from her right hand to Lila's ... As a stay-at-home mother of two, Lila Copeland knows what it means to live an active lifestyle. Errands, sporting events, dance classes, and girl ... Read More
  • Harold R.

    Harold R.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    For the last twenty years, Harold Radiloff enjoyed the freedom of retired life. The former environmental engineer spends his days with his wife of 29 years. Though retired, Harold and his wife remain active. They enjoy cooking together and taking brisk walks in the evenings. Harold spent three days a week at the health club and worked with a personal trainer. Recently, falls have become a problem for Harold. "I have been struggling with my balance over the past several years," he noted. ... For the last twenty years, Harold Radiloff enjoyed the freedom of retired life. The former environmental engineer spends his days with his wife of 29 ... Read More
  • Bradford R.

    Bradford R.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    After his father died, Bradford Roller moved to the Palm Springs area to take care of his mother, who lived alone. "We enjoyed taking walks, shopping, and eating out in restaurants," he said. Bradford enjoyed retired life after working for a company that made architectural products. He was always helping others, be it his mother or his neighbors. "I was helping a neighbor do a project in their back yard when I fell off a ladder and onto my back," Bradford recalled. "A sledgehammer fell ... After his father died, Bradford Roller moved to the Palm Springs area to take care of his mother, who lived alone. "We enjoyed taking walks, shopping, ... Read More
  • Larry P.

    Larry P.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    The day Larry Pflieger suffered a stroke was an otherwise typical day. He went about his normal routine until that evening. That's when Larry noticed weakness on his left side. He called 9-1-1 and was taken to Eisenhower Medical Center. After a thorough workup, doctors confirmed Larry suffered a stroke . Larry spent about a week at Eisenhower. During that time, his condition stabilized. Larry was ready for the next step of his recovery: inpatient rehabilitation. Larry lived a busy, full ... The day Larry Pflieger suffered a stroke was an otherwise typical day. He went about his normal routine until that evening. That's when Larry noticed ... Read More
  • Clayton B.

    Clayton B.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    For almost a decade, Clayton Bowling has been severely handicapped. Clayton has had a total of ten operations on his left knee and hip, including having them replaced four times apiece. To get around, he required the use of a walker. "I have become kind of sedentary," Clayton reflected. "I spend the majority of time at home with my wife and dog." Doodles, Clayton's golden doodle, is his loyal companion. "My wife is very busy, and Doodles keeps me company throughout the day," he noted. ... For almost a decade, Clayton Bowling has been severely handicapped. Clayton has had a total of ten operations on his left knee and hip, including ... Read More
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