Paul H.

Paul H.

How many of us can say that we were at the point of death and, within just a few months, were able to return home and back to our life? Paul Huff most certainly can!

Paul admitted to Centennial Medical Center in Nashville after experiencing a sudden onset of right-sided weakness and an inability to speak. Paul had been neurologically impaired by a significant stroke. The stroke left him unable to communicate, swallow, complete activities of daily living (ADLs) or ambulate. Paul was also cognitively compromised.

Two weeks after admission to Centennial, Paul began his rehabilitation journey at SKY Rehab.

Paul completed two months of intensive rehabilitation at SKY before discharging home. He is now able to communicate, complete ADLs and ambulate with only minimal assistance. Paul credits his success while at SKY to “every individual in every department of this hospital. [They] truly cared about me and wanted me to succeed. I’d be back again if I had to. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!”

“SKY is a beautiful place, a great bunch of people that care about you and I say that with all of my heart!”

Paul still has a journey ahead of him to further his rehabilitation. But, he recognizes the importance of setting individual goals, both short-term and long-term, and celebrating each victory. Paul is working towards being able to play ball with his grandchildren, working on his farm and driving again. “I can’t do it by myself, but with God’s help and the (SKY) therapists' help, I know that I can do it!”

Paul’s wife, Joyce, stated “to have seen him that first week in Nashville, you wouldn’t have thought he was going to be sitting up like this today. To see him now, after being with you all, you wouldn’t believe it!”