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  • David M.

    David M.
    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 ...
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  • Leticia O.

    Leticia O.
    Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a neurological condition that effects the peripheral nerves. Patients are often left with a level of paralysis difficult to overcome without the proper treatment regimen. ...
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  • Brisa A.

    Brisa A.
    Imagine what it would be like to be conscious, but paralyzed and voiceless. It is called Locked-In Syndrome and it was a reality for Brisa Alfaro. Just 32-years-old when she suffered a pons stroke ...
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  • Sharon E.

    Sharon E.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Sharon Eckstein recalled the moment her husband knew something was wrong. “I had just returned from vacationing in Mexico when my husband said I was not acting right and my speech was altered.” Sharon had suffered a stroke. Shortly after her symptoms started, Sharon was flown to UC Medical Center. There, physicians diagnosed her with an acute right MCA stroke. Sharon suffered significant left-sided weakness and had trouble speaking, communicating and swallowing. To regain her prior level ... Sharon Eckstein recalled the moment her husband knew something was wrong. “I had just returned from vacationing in Mexico when my husband said I was ... Read More
  • William O.

    William O.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    What started as a normal workday quickly became horrifying for William Overton. Working a night shift, in a matter of moments, William was snared by an overhead chain, drug eight feet across the floor, then pulled up a wall before being dropped ten feet straight down onto the concrete floor. William's list of injuries was exhaustive. Multiple traumas with spinal cord injuries, including T12 & L1 burst fractures. A concussion. A broken right scapula. Five total broken ribs, three on the ... What started as a normal workday quickly became horrifying for William Overton. Working a night shift, in a matter of moments, William was snared by ... Read More
  • Irene N.

    Irene N.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    It is nearly impossible to believe that Irene is 90 years old. Her amazing wit and recollection of recent and distant memories of her life is remarkable. Just two months ago, Irene suffered a stroke. When the stroke happened, Irene remained calm and started to take notice of the things that didn’t feel normal. “I felt weak and could hardly move my left side,” she recalled. Surprisingly, Irene recognized that her signs and symptoms may be a stroke. She yelled for her son “Hey Roger, I’m ... It is nearly impossible to believe that Irene is 90 years old. Her amazing wit and recollection of recent and distant memories of her life is ... Read More
  • Gerald H.

    Gerald H.

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    “For three whole days dad didn’t wake up. The doctors tried to convince us that he wasn’t there anymore. We prayed, my mom and my brother and I. We prayed for God to give us a sign that dad was still there.” Gerald Howarth is a man of many talents. From painting breathtakingly emotional still lifes of his mother-in-law’s farm in West Virginia to teaching the inspired word of God to his fellow believers, there isn’t much that he can’t palate. Living with his wife, Nancy, he has traveled ... “For three whole days dad didn’t wake up. The doctors tried to convince us that he wasn’t there anymore. We prayed, my mom and my brother and I. We ... Read More
  • Jacqueline H.

    Jacqueline H.

    Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana

    Jacqueline Hillard, 70, loves her two granddaughters so much that she moved back to Indiana from sunny Florida to be with them. Jacqueline and her husband, Jim, retired from The Campbell Soup Company in Ohio, where they met. They moved to Florida after retirement. A new career of crafting and taking care of their two beautiful granddaughters (ages 4 & 5) captured their hearts and became their new norm. In November, Jacqueline underwent an amputation of her left foot. She had hopes of a ... Jacqueline Hillard, 70, loves her two granddaughters so much that she moved back to Indiana from sunny Florida to be with them. Jacqueline and her ... Read More
  • Jaesyn B.

    Jaesyn B.

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    “People don’t talk about the social issues, the difficulties in relationships. I feel I needed to fill that gap in poetry.” Jaesyn Burn is a talented poet and anime aficionado. Despite suffering injuries in a car accident that left him a quadriplegic, Jaesyn continues to create. His friend and fellow artist Kin Loch says Jaesyn was “up next” before the accident, which occurred in August of 2017. That was the day the world stopped turning for Jaesyn. “Some people say it is a blessing I am ... “People don’t talk about the social issues, the difficulties in relationships. I feel I needed to fill that gap in poetry.” Jaesyn Burn is a talented ... Read More
  • Daniel B.

    Daniel B.

    Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley

    A grandfather and truck driver, Daniel Benyi lived a pretty normal life. That was, until a recent illness sent him to the ICU with septic shock and respiratory failure. That life-threatening combination brought him to Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley. When Daniel arrived at Vibra, he required a ventilator to breathe. Completely debilitated, Daniel could barely move in his bed. Being unable to move was a big change for a man who was used to being independent. But Daniel's dependence would ... A grandfather and truck driver, Daniel Benyi lived a pretty normal life. That was, until a recent illness sent him to the ICU with septic shock and ... Read More
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