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  • Beth K.

    Beth K.
    Hi, my name is Beth K.. I am from Bismarck, ND and I’m here to share my story about my transition from CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck, to Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas. At the beginning of ...
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  • Matt J.

    Matt J.

    Vibra Specialty Hospital of Portland

    “Positivity has given me everything. Negativity has given me nothing.” Matt Jester If you knew Matt Jester before 2016, you would recognize him as a business owner, a husband, and father skilled in martial arts, and a man who could bench press an impressive amount! That description disappeared when Matt’s pancreas split, spilling poison into his system and leaving him in critical condition. During his eight months at Legacy Hospital, Matt suffered two strokes, flat-lining twice. Recovery ... “Positivity has given me everything. Negativity has given me nothing.” Matt Jester If you knew Matt Jester before 2016, you would recognize him as a ... Read More
  • Todd R.

    Todd R.

    Vibra Hospital of Fargo

    Life was good for Todd Reidman. He worked as a college professor and owned an auto repair business. Todd was completely healthy, living independently at home with his wife. Then, Todd contracted COVID-19. The virus hit Todd hard, causing him to need a ventilator to breathe . Other complications ensued, including seizures, an acute kidney injury, and cardiac arrest. As a result of the kidney injury, Todd was placed on dialysis. Todd transferred to Vibra Hospital of Fargo with major ... Life was good for Todd Reidman. He worked as a college professor and owned an auto repair business. Todd was completely healthy, living independently ... Read More
  • Shane H.

    Shane H.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    Shane Halverson's world had just been turned upside-down. After testing positive for COVID-19, he spent several weeks hospitalized. On a ventilator to breathe for him, Shane lost most of his muscle mass during his hospitalization. "I was coming from a low point in my life," Shane said regarding his transition to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver . At this point, a major challenge was staring Shane in the face. He could barely lift his legs and required maximum assistance to roll ... Shane Halverson's world had just been turned upside-down. After testing positive for COVID-19, he spent several weeks hospitalized. On a ventilator to ... 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
  • Roger M.

    Roger M.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    In March, Roger Minyard underwent surgery to unblock his left anterior descending artery. When a blockage in this artery causes a heart attack, it's often called "the widowmaker." Though Roger's surgery was a success, COVID-19 complicated his recovery. The virus caused Roger to spend five days on a ventilator and eight weeks at Vanderbilt Medical Center. COVID-19 took a serious toll on Roger's body. He recalled that while at Vanderbilt, therapists came to his room to try and help him walk ... In March, Roger Minyard underwent surgery to unblock his left anterior descending artery. When a blockage in this artery causes a heart attack, it's ... Read More
  • Ken J.

    Ken J.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    A career in construction made Ken Jensen a very active man. One of his most recent projects included heading up the contracting for his new home build. One day, Ken was on a ladder, working on the second floor of a partially-framed home when he fell. He landed 15 feet below on a firm plywood surface. He laid there until several hours later when his wife came to check on him. Ken suffered many fractures and a traumatic brain injury in the fall. He also experienced significant bleeding in ... A career in construction made Ken Jensen a very active man. One of his most recent projects included heading up the contracting for his new home ... Read More
  • Lydia O.

    Lydia O.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    In late August, Lydia was rushed to the Fresno Veterans Affairs Medical Center. What started out as severe stomach pain quickly turned into an altered mental status. Lydia began to experience memory loss and found herself lacking balance while standing or walking. “I’m glad my sister got me to the hospital right away,” said Lydia. At the VA Medical Center, she underwent extensive tests to determine what each of her many symptoms indicated. But after a few days at the VA Medical Center, ... In late August, Lydia was rushed to the Fresno Veterans Affairs Medical Center. What started out as severe stomach pain quickly turned into an altered ... Read More
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