Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

Read some of our patients’ stories of their experience with our team.

  • Mattiya P.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    "Hi, my name is Mattiya Parker and I'm currently a patient at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital . I was getting off of work one day and, unfortunately, I was the victim of a hit and run. I had a broken bone in my legs, I had broken my pelvis and my back, and they told me I wouldn't walk. I also had a fracture and a hemorrhage in my brain, but fortunately, they stabilized it and I had no damage. After about two weeks in the hospital, Ballard came by and told me I had been accepted and I was ... "Hi, my name is Mattiya Parker and I'm currently a patient at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital . I was getting off of work one day and, unfortunately, ...
  • Katherine A.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    Katherine (Katie) Armenta is an important person to a lot of people, especially her three sons. As a 29-year-old single mom, a lot of people depend on Katie. She lives with her mother and her boys, one eight-year-old and twin four-year-olds. Every day, Katie went about her life, surrounded by those she loved most. Then, one fateful August evening, everything changed. A toothache had been messing with Katie's ability to sleep at night. Katie's mother gave her some Aleve to help with the ... Katherine (Katie) Armenta is an important person to a lot of people, especially her three sons. As a 29-year-old single mom, a lot of people depend on ...
  • Bill C.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    William "Bill" Cummins was a healthy, active 61-year-old before his stroke. Bill had just been to his physician's office to get clearance for a kidney stone removal. He left the office with a clean bill of health. The life-changing health event around the corner would be completely unexpected. Unfortunately, Bill counted himself among the millions of Americans who smoke. Smoking increases the likelihood that platelets stick together. It also damages the lining of blood vessels. Smoking ... William "Bill" Cummins was a healthy, active 61-year-old before his stroke. Bill had just been to his physician's office to get clearance for a kidney ...
  • Virginia A.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    One night, Virginia Aceves found she was having difficulty getting into bed. "My head was so heavy," she recalled, "and the left side of my body wouldn't move at all." Virginia shares a house with her friend, who heard her struggling. Coming in to see what was going on, she offered to call the paramedics. But Virginia insisted she was fine. She acknowledges she should have known better, having gone through this when her husband had a stroke several years ago. Eventually, Virginia relented ... One night, Virginia Aceves found she was having difficulty getting into bed. "My head was so heavy," she recalled, "and the left side of my body ...
  • Felix W.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    About 8:00 am one morning, Felix Wong noticed his right side seemed weak. He struggled to raise his arm and leg. His speech was slurred. Around 10:30 am, Felix called for emergency medical assistance. He was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Fortunately for Felix, Pomona Valley Hospital is a certified stroke center. Waiting to seek medical assistance made Felix's treatment more complicated. Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) can typically only be administered within a ... About 8:00 am one morning, Felix Wong noticed his right side seemed weak. He struggled to raise his arm and leg. His speech was slurred. Around 10:30 ...
  • David M.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    One night, David McMahon settled in to watch a basketball game in his man cave. The game, he reports, was not very exciting and he fell asleep. David recalls waking up at 5 o'clock the next morning thinking something didn’t seem right. He got out of bed to go to the restroom and fell. He got up, fell again, and proceeded to drag himself to the bathroom. Coming out of the bathroom, David fell again and got a gash on his arm. He dragged himself back to the bed and grabbed his cell phone. He ... One night, David McMahon settled in to watch a basketball game in his man cave. The game, he reports, was not very exciting and he fell asleep. David ...
  • Leticia O.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a neurological condition that effects the peripheral nerves. Patients are often left with a level of paralysis difficult to overcome without the proper treatment regimen. Selecting the highest level-of-care has a significant impact on recovery. Mrs. Leticia Oscar is an example of a patient determined to defeat her debilitating illness. In February, Leticia entered a hospital due to increased peripheral weakness. Further workup revealed she was suffering from ... Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a neurological condition that effects the peripheral nerves. Patients are often left with a level of paralysis difficult to ...
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