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  • Gary S.

    Gary S.
    Gary loved his job as a farm manager at a local high school. But one day, while in the field, Gary stepped into a hole in the ground and severely hurt his back and leg. The injury ended Gary’s career ...
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  • Irene N.

    Irene N.
    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. ...
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  • Valerie C.

    Valerie C.
    Prior to suffering a stroke, Valerie lived a very active life. Valerie enjoyed being a homemaker, caring for her family. "I love to take care of my husband, my family, my dogs and spending time with ...
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  • Ronnie S.

    Ronnie S.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    A father of four sons, Ronnie Sorter is also an avid football and basketball fan. Ronnie worked as a truck driver for 17 years, traveling the country. That was, until he was in a serious motor vehicle accident two years ago. The accident left Ronnie a paraplegic, and with multiple wounds. Those wounds would cause ongoing issues for Ronnie, leading him to Vibra Hospital of Denver. When Ronnie arrived at Vibra, he found an advocate in Sonia. Sonia works as a wound nurse at the long-term ... A father of four sons, Ronnie Sorter is also an avid football and basketball fan. Ronnie worked as a truck driver for 17 years, traveling the country. ... Read More
  • Nancy & Mike H.

    Nancy & Mike H.

    Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital

    Nancy and Mike Hemphill lived a busy life. Full-time jobs. A daughter living at home along with two high school foreign exchange students. All the activities that come along with that. Things changed immediately when Mike suddenly suffered a stroke. On top of handling day-to-day tasks, Nancy was now a caregiver to her husband of 28 years, too. Nancy spent many hours at Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital. There, she attended therapy sessions, family training, and ate meals with Mike. ... Nancy and Mike Hemphill lived a busy life. Full-time jobs. A daughter living at home along with two high school foreign exchange students. All the ... Read More
  • Michael B.

    Michael B.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    One moment, one conversation, one diagnosis. This is all it takes to change your life forever. However, how you react to that is what makes the true impact. No one -- not even his neurologist -- could explain to Michael why he had been suffering from a steady loss of mobility. Within a month's time, Michael went from functioning normally to needing the assistance of a cane and then a wheelchair. Not happy with the rapid change in his situation and lack of answers, Michael saw another ... One moment, one conversation, one diagnosis. This is all it takes to change your life forever. However, how you react to that is what makes the true ... Read More
  • Gary S.

    Gary S.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Gary loved his job as a farm manager at a local high school. But one day, while in the field, Gary stepped into a hole in the ground and severely hurt his back and leg. The injury ended Gary’s career as a farm manager and led to some difficult physical challenges. Gary’s life was not pain-free from his injuries, but he was able to live his life independently with his wife and family. Fast forward several years and the pain in Gary's foot began increasing. Over time, he noticed what ... Gary loved his job as a farm manager at a local high school. But one day, while in the field, Gary stepped into a hole in the ground and severely hurt ... Read More
  • Michael M.

    Michael M.

    Vibra Specialty Hospital of Portland

    Before the accident, Michael Middleton worked four days per week as a delivery driver. "On my days off, I really enjoyed spending my time outdoors," Michael said. "Anything outdoors. Sports, swimming, etcetera." Michael was completely independent, living his life as a "single bachelor." But then Michael was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident when his truck ran off the road. He suffered serious injuries, including complex fractures to his skull, face, and orbital bone, a left ... Before the accident, Michael Middleton worked four days per week as a delivery driver. "On my days off, I really enjoyed spending my time outdoors," ... Read More
  • Apolonia G.

    Apolonia G.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Returning from a road trip to California, Apolonia Gallegos was involved in a devastating motor vehicle accident. Ejected through the windshield, Apolonia suffered head injuries. She was taken to a trauma center near Provo, Utah where she stayed for about two weeks. In addition to Apolonia's traumatic brain injury, she suffered liver and kidney lacerations, bilateral wrist fractures and a jaw fracture. She required a ventilator to breathe until she could undergo jaw surgery. Upon ... Returning from a road trip to California, Apolonia Gallegos was involved in a devastating motor vehicle accident. Ejected through the windshield, ... Read More
  • 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
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