Harold M.

Harold M.

Harold’s first words after waking up after being in a coma was “I want pizza.” Harold had been transferred to the hospital after his mother found him and rushed him to the emergency room. He had been at a family farm recovering from chemo treatments for his stage 3 lymphoma cancer. What he didn’t realize was he had been in bed for 8 days, with no food and little water because he had become delirious. He was so weak he couldn’t sit up and the doctors told him he was very close to death when he arrived at the hospital.

After 29 days in the hospital he was still barely able to sit up and the next step was rehabilitation. Harold arrived at Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital in August and the work began. His therapist Annie and Elizabeth began working with him on being able to sit up, then stand and slowly begin basic daily functions. After two weeks he was walking the halls and ready to go home. His energetic and positive spirit was such a joy for everyone on his rehabilitation team and he personifies a true rehabilitation success story.

Harold hopes to eventually get back to his full-time job at Ford Motor Company, battle his cancer, spending time with his dog Chloe and spending his days baking and cooking for the people he loves. He promised to come to visit and bring us his specialty; cheesecake brownies!! I had the opportunity to see some of his photos of the specialty cakes and desserts he makes so I hope that his ultimate dream will come true and he will soon have his own bakery in Northern Kentucky.