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  • Linda E.

    Linda E.
    Each day, Linda Evans delivers the mail to the people of Michigan City, IN. Linda, 41, takes pride in her job as a mail carrier. After completing her deliveries, Linda returns home to her loving ...
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  • Jacqueline H.

    Jacqueline H.
    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 ...
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  • Dolores M.

    Dolores M.
    Dolores Martinez, age 78, is full of life. She is an avid bowler and loves to shop. Her greatest love is her family, which is evident in their interactions together. Dolores’ children grew concerned ...
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  • 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
  • Rufus W.

    Rufus W.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    Fifteen months ago, Rufus Willis tripped into a pothole, injuring his spine. The spinal cord injury left Rufus an incomplete quadriplegic. After his initial hospitalization, Rufus transferred to Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital . At Ballard, Rufus received intensive rehabilitation care focused on restoring his function and independence. The hard work paid off for Rufus. When he arrived, Rufus required 100% assistance for activities of daily living (ADLs). He graduated from Ballard needing ... Fifteen months ago, Rufus Willis tripped into a pothole, injuring his spine. The spinal cord injury left Rufus an incomplete quadriplegic. After his ... Read More
  • George M.

    George M.

    Vibra Specialty Hospital at DeSoto

    George Milani has become all too familiar with hospital stays. He’s spent much of his time over the past few years being treated in hospitals for infections, wounds, chronic pain, and other complications. So the Vibra Specialty Hospital of DeSoto team was determined to help him feel better and to provide him with the best possible hospital experience! Upon admission to Vibra, a full team of experts was assigned to treat George's wounds and address the weakness he had been experiencing. ... George Milani has become all too familiar with hospital stays. He’s spent much of his time over the past few years being treated in hospitals for ... Read More
  • Paula L.

    Paula L.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Paula Lambright thought she'd return home the day after routine surgery. But things didn't go quite as planned. Post-surgical complications left Paula paralyzed from the neck down. She was diagnosed with quadriplegia related to central cervical spinal cord injury . After several days in the acute care hospital, Paula was ready to begin a rehab program. She admitted to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital for her recovery. When she arrived at Gateway, Paula was in poor spirits. "When I first ... Paula Lambright thought she'd return home the day after routine surgery. But things didn't go quite as planned. Post-surgical complications left Paula ... Read More
  • Jon T.

    Jon T.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    In January 2011, Corporal Jon Tucker was working full-time at the New Albany Police Department. Jon was living a full life when he suffered a spinal cord injury during a training exercise. The injury left Jon unable to walk or use his hands. "I couldn't even open a sugar packet," he recalled. In need of extensive therapy, Jon chose Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital to be close to home, family, and friends. His goals were to be able to play with his kids, work around the house, and go back ... In January 2011, Corporal Jon Tucker was working full-time at the New Albany Police Department. Jon was living a full life when he suffered a spinal ... Read More
  • Linda S.

    Linda S.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    Linda Shirey is familiar with stroke. "I had a liver transplant in 1991, and during my transplant, I had my first stroke," Linda shared. Four more strokes would follow. "I have been very fortunate to have received therapy and recovered fully." When Linda suffered her most recent stroke, she knew what to do. "I was sitting in my chair at home and suddenly I couldn't control my right arm," she recalled. "I became concerned, so my son drove me to Eisenhower Medical Center." Stroke is a ... Linda Shirey is familiar with stroke. "I had a liver transplant in 1991, and during my transplant, I had my first stroke," Linda shared. Four more ... Read More
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