Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

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

  • 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 ...
  • Brisa A.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    Imagine what it would be like to be conscious, but paralyzed and voiceless. It is called Locked-In Syndrome and it was a reality for Brisa Alfaro. Just 32-years-old when she suffered a pons stroke that left her incapacitated, Alfaro had led a busy professional life traveling and teaching in the beauty industry and refused to accept the dire outcome doctors expected. Amazingly, she began to recover and doctors stabilized her condition, enabling her transfer to Ballard Rehabilitation ... Imagine what it would be like to be conscious, but paralyzed and voiceless. It is called Locked-In Syndrome and it was a reality for Brisa Alfaro. ...
  • William R.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    On April 26, 2018, William experienced an event that would change his world. He suffered a stroke causing severe weakness in his left upper and lower extremities. This altered the way he lived his life in a way he had never imagined. His physicians knew his greatest hope to regain his independence would be at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital. The team at Ballard was notified of William's condition and admitted him to start the rehabilitation process. Upon arrival, his therapists noted that ... On April 26, 2018, William experienced an event that would change his world. He suffered a stroke causing severe weakness in his left upper and lower ...
  • Raul D.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    On February 24, 2018, Mr. Raul Damien was admitted to a local short-term acute care hospital after sustaining a fall from a 7-foot fence, and landing on his head. Upon workup at the hospital, Mr. Damien was diagnosed with a severe Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Throughout the course of his admission at the short-term acute care hospital, he required maximum assistance with his activities of daily living with the need for extensive physical and occupational therapy. He would not be able to ... On February 24, 2018, Mr. Raul Damien was admitted to a local short-term acute care hospital after sustaining a fall from a 7-foot fence, and landing ...
  • Michael G.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    On February 16, 2018, Michael G. was admitted to a local short-term acute care hospital with stroke-like symptoms. Upon further workup, Michael was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, a type of non-traumatic brain injury. In the early stages of his stay at the short-term acute care hospital, he required max assistance with tasks that had previously come naturally to him; tasks he had been performing his entire life. Further intervention into his diagnosis left him requiring extensive ... On February 16, 2018, Michael G. was admitted to a local short-term acute care hospital with stroke-like symptoms. Upon further workup, Michael was ...
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