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Recent Posts in November, 2018

  • Nancy L.

    Nancy L.
    Nancy never expected that she'd be admitted to the hospital just one day after her 52nd birthday. Other than giving birth to her children, Nancy had never even been in the hospital. But then Nancy ...
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  • Joseph & Myrna J.

    Joseph & Myrna J.
    Being married for 68 years leaves a lot of room for great and interesting experiences. Recently, Doctor Joseph James and Myrna James checked another off of their list: being in the hospital together. ...
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  • What to Pack for a Hospital Stay

    What to Pack for a Hospital Stay
    Whether you are a patient preparing for an inpatient hospital stay, or someone who's loved one unexpectedly finds themselves in a hospital, having the right things for a hospital stay is important. ...
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  • Gregory L.

    Gregory L.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    “If I can give somebody encouragement that has my similar situation that’s what I want.” On vacation with his family and friends, Gregory Liles suffered a fall. In the fall, Gregory hit the back of his head on the concrete. The impact left him unconscious. Gregory was rushed to the closest hospital, where he was diagnosed with a severe brain injury. Initially in the ICU in critical condition, Gregory was treated for his injuries. As he became more medically stable, Gregory began therapy ... “If I can give somebody encouragement that has my similar situation that’s what I want.” On vacation with his family and friends, Gregory Liles ... Read More
  • Daniel D.

    Daniel D.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    “Life before the traumatic brain injury was active and enjoyable. Food is my passion and I love to cook and appreciate eating a variety of different foods. I had two mechanical falls not far apart from each other that resulted in a subdural hematoma. I suffered loss of function on my left side and was unable to walk, stand, or hold anything. I was living an independent life and could independently perform all daily living activities up until the first fall that preceded the inter cranial ... “Life before the traumatic brain injury was active and enjoyable. Food is my passion and I love to cook and appreciate eating a variety of different ... Read More
  • Ellen O.

    Ellen O.

    Vibra Hospital of Fargo

    It's been a long time since Shirleen "Ellen" Olson has been home. For about five months, Ellen has been hospitalized, including over 20 days in a local ICU. Several GI procedures, followed by respiratory failure, left Ellen very weak and ill. This led Ellen to Vibra Hospital of Fargo. When Ellen arrived at Vibra, she couldn't sit on the edge of the bed without the assistance of two people. In order to breathe, Ellen required a ventilator. Ellen's interdisciplinary care team got right to ... It's been a long time since Shirleen "Ellen" Olson has been home. For about five months, Ellen has been hospitalized, including over 20 days in a ... Read More
  • 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
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