On his initial evaluation, Peter Patridis was asked what his main goal
for therapy was. With a gleaming smile, he responded “to ride my
motorcycle”. Following a stroke that nearly rendered his entire
left side of his body without any function, he learned how to transfer,
ambulate, and ultimately ride his motorcycle (with a little modification
from a friend). Mr. Patridis fought long and hard to obtain and return
to a hobby he truly loved. His dedication to life and fight to never give
up is truly remarkable. Mr. Patritis, thank you for reminding us to never
give up on our goals and to always shoot for the moon. This story truly
shows that therapy not only changes the patient, it transforms the clinicians.
Peter, we still plan on making you a bumper sticker that says “my
therapist does not approve”.