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Recent Posts in June, 2018

  • Julianna M.

    Julianna M.
    Julianna Merritt arrived to LTAC with a history of IV drug use and a determination that she would not continue down her previous path. From early on, she walked the hallways of the hospital passing ...
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  • Kathleen L.

    Kathleen L.
    Kathleen Leskowitz arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent and unable to tolerate even minimal mobility secondary to end stage COPD. However, she also came to LTAC with plenty of determination. With the ...
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  • Tara B.

    Tara B.
    Tara Burdick arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent, requiring moderate assistance for mobility, and required dialysis three days per week. Day by day, Ms. Burdick worked hard to improve her mobility ...
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  • Carla P.

    Carla P.

    Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital

    Carla Popp is a happily-married mother of three young men in their twenties. For the last 32 years, she has worked 60 hours per week as a hair stylist. Carla and her husband enjoy being involved in their church, going to concerts, riding in their Jeep and traveling together. They were thrilled when their youngest son started college. They decided to start working toward retirement and traveling more. As they would often do, Carla & her husband made plans for a trip near their birthdays ... Carla Popp is a happily-married mother of three young men in their twenties. For the last 32 years, she has worked 60 hours per week as a hair ... Read More
  • Kathy C.

    Kathy C.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Kathy Christiansen is a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend to many. She often speaks of the wonderful people in her life and is truly grateful for every single day. Her beaming smile is proof that a positive outlook can make a world of difference - even with her current health challenges. Several months ago, Kathy had undergone a cervical spinal fusion. Kathy's surgeon recommended physical therapy to regain strength, improve mobility, and speed up her recovery. ... Kathy Christiansen is a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend to many. She often speaks of the wonderful people in her life and ... Read More
  • Patricia H.

    Patricia H.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    A life-changing event can test a person beyond their preserved limits, proving they can do so much more than ever imagined. That's what happened to Patricia after she was involved in a serious car accident. The accident left Patricia with extensive injuries, including: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (stroke) Multiple rib fractures Spleen injury Mandibular (jaw) fractures Fractured pelvis After the accident, Patricia spent six days in a Nashville trauma center. To begin her recovery, Patricia ... A life-changing event can test a person beyond their preserved limits, proving they can do so much more than ever imagined. That's what happened to ... Read More
  • Matthew A.

    Matthew A.

    Kentfield Hospital

    It's a miracle that Matthew Adams is still alive. Matthew had spent the previous month in a local ICU before transferring to Kentfield Hospital. Most of that month was spent in a drug-induced coma. His mouth wired shut, Matthew arrived at Kentfield on a trach collar. Hesitant to sleep, the 40-year-old Matthew feared he might not wake up again. The cause of Matthew's injuries? A drunk driver crossed the double-line, colliding head-on with Matthew's vehicle. The photos of Matthew's crushed ... It's a miracle that Matthew Adams is still alive. Matthew had spent the previous month in a local ICU before transferring to Kentfield Hospital. Most ... Read More
  • Mr. Overcash

    Mr. Overcash

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    “Honestly I’m thrilled to be going home. I never thought I would leave the hospital alive, let alone on my own two feet.” They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and Mr. Overcash had problems with that. Mr. Overcash experienced a major bowel blockage and underwent emergency surgery where he lost a lot of his small intestine. Waccamaw Medical Center sent him to MUSC for the surgery, and there he stayed for quite some time. “Four months I was in-and-out of the ICU over at ... “Honestly I’m thrilled to be going home. I never thought I would leave the hospital alive, let alone on my own two feet.” They say the way to a man’s ... Read More
  • Cody N.

    Cody N.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Cody Nolin's motorcycle accident was a serious one. The crash left Cody with multiple fractures, a punctured lung and a laceration to a large vein in his leg. He was flown to UCMC to be seen by the trauma team. They treated Cody's injuries before discharging him to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital. At Gateway, Cody would begin his healing and participate in intensive inpatient rehabilitation. When he arrived, he wasn't able to bear weight on his right leg. But Cody is a determined ... Cody Nolin's motorcycle accident was a serious one. The crash left Cody with multiple fractures, a punctured lung and a laceration to a large vein in ... Read More
  • David M.

    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 ... Read More
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