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  • Linda B.

    Linda B.
    Linda Buckley and her husband lived an active lifestyle. Linda performed many of the usual activities at home. In their leisure time, Linda and her husband loved going to antique car shows. But things ...
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  • Mrs. Ettel

    Mrs. Ettel
    Mrs. Ettel is used to coming and going as she pleases. This means lots of time spent with family and friends and living an active lifestyle. But then she found it difficult to keep up that pace. The ...
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  • Enedina & Jose G.

    Enedina & Jose G.
    It was a rainy April day. Enedina Galvan was on her way to purchase new tires for her vehicle. Her brother, Martin, and father, Jose, went along with her. As she drove down the highway, Enedina ...
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  • 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
  • Ruth L.

    Ruth L.

    Vibra Hospital of Fargo

    As a pancreatic cancer survivor, Ruth Lorshbough has experienced ups-and-downs. The "rollercoaster ride" that was her latest hospitalization proved no exception. Ruth underwent a Whipple procedure to address a bowel obstruction. This led her to Vibra Hospital of Fargo . Multiple infections and Ruth's history of pancreatic cancer complicated her recovery. Ruth could only stand for ten seconds with the assistance of two people and couldn't perform self-care activities. She was deconditioned ... As a pancreatic cancer survivor, Ruth Lorshbough has experienced ups-and-downs. The "rollercoaster ride" that was her latest hospitalization proved no ... Read More
  • Grace D.

    Grace D.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    "Small, but mighty." That's how many describe 20-year-old Grace Drehmer. Grace loves spending time with her friends jet skiing on the lake. She was four days from deployment, ready to serve our country, when her accident occurred. Attempting a backflip on a trampoline, Grace landed on her neck. She couldn't move her extremities and feared the worst. Taken to University Medical Center, Grace was diagnosed with a fracture of her cervical spine and a spinal cord injury . Dr. Todd Trier ... "Small, but mighty." That's how many describe 20-year-old Grace Drehmer. Grace loves spending time with her friends jet skiing on the lake. She was ... Read More
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