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  • Adam T.

    Adam T.
    Adam Troutman is a personal trainer and a model of health. But he's even stronger mentally and emotionally. Adam would need to draw on that strength after a terrible automobile accident. Adam suffered ...
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  • Joshua F.

    Joshua F.
    Always difficult, hospitalizations have become increasingly challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for families with young children, it's exceptionally hard. That's what the Fiorini family ...
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  • Shannan S.

    Shannan S.
    Shannan Stockton was just trying to move her husband's pickup truck. Now she was pinned between the truck and the garage, with no one home to help. The truck had slipped out of park. The busy mother ...
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  • 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
  • Fr. Paul

    Fr. Paul

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    “It was six months ago on July 24 th , I walked into St. Alexius hospital not feeling well. A battle with pneumonia and triple bypass surgery followed. I then was fortunate enough to be admitted to Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas . Many of us have had the opportunity to experience the two hospitals in Bismarck and have known of the extraordinary care that they provide. But now I was being introduced to a place I’d never heard of, for care that was so specialized it required specific ... “It was six months ago on July 24 th , I walked into St. Alexius hospital not feeling well. A battle with pneumonia and triple bypass surgery ... Read More
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