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  • Zafar I.

    Zafar I.
    Zafar Iqbal recently underwent a complex abdominal surgery. The surgery resulted in post-operative complications including respiratory failure, pneumonia and infection. This series of events resulted ...
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  • Joanne M.

    Joanne M.
    Walking across a local street, 65-year-old Joanne Mantis was struck by a car. The injuries from the accident left Joanne with a traumatic brain injury. Joanne also suffered multiple orthopedic ...
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  • Lawrence C.

    Lawrence C.
    Experiencing severe abdominal pain, 82-year-old Lawrence admitted to St. Francis Hospital. Diagnosed with an Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm, he required surgical repair. Unfortunately, he developed ...
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  • Isabel G.

    Isabel G.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    No one expects a trip to the casino will end in the hospital. But that's what happened to Isabel Garcia when she suffered a fall at a local casino. Isabel describes the ground level fall as a "freak accident." After her fall, Isabel admitted to THOP Memorial. There, she was diagnosed with a closed displaced proximal right femur fracture -- or a broken right hip. Isabel underwent surgery to heal the fracture, but she wasn't ready to return home. The pain was still intense -- an ... No one expects a trip to the casino will end in the hospital. But that's what happened to Isabel Garcia when she suffered a fall at a local casino. ... Read More
  • Gregory L.

    Gregory L.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    “If I can give somebody encouragement that has my similar situation that’s what I want.” On vacation with his family and friends, Gregory Liles suffered a fall. In the fall, Gregory hit the back of his head on the concrete. The impact left him unconscious. Gregory was rushed to the closest hospital, where he was diagnosed with a severe brain injury. Initially in the ICU in critical condition, Gregory was treated for his injuries. As he became more medically stable, Gregory began therapy ... “If I can give somebody encouragement that has my similar situation that’s what I want.” On vacation with his family and friends, Gregory Liles ... Read More
  • Daniel D.

    Daniel D.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    “Life before the traumatic brain injury was active and enjoyable. Food is my passion and I love to cook and appreciate eating a variety of different foods. I had two mechanical falls not far apart from each other that resulted in a subdural hematoma. I suffered loss of function on my left side and was unable to walk, stand, or hold anything. I was living an independent life and could independently perform all daily living activities up until the first fall that preceded the inter cranial ... “Life before the traumatic brain injury was active and enjoyable. Food is my passion and I love to cook and appreciate eating a variety of different ... Read More
  • Ellen O.

    Ellen O.

    Vibra Hospital of Fargo

    It's been a long time since Shirleen "Ellen" Olson has been home. For about five months, Ellen has been hospitalized, including over 20 days in a local ICU. Several GI procedures, followed by respiratory failure, left Ellen very weak and ill. This led Ellen to Vibra Hospital of Fargo. When Ellen arrived at Vibra, she couldn't sit on the edge of the bed without the assistance of two people. In order to breathe, Ellen required a ventilator. Ellen's interdisciplinary care team got right to ... It's been a long time since Shirleen "Ellen" Olson has been home. For about five months, Ellen has been hospitalized, including over 20 days in a ... Read More
  • Carla P.

    Carla P.

    Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital

    Carla Popp is a happily-married mother of three young men in their twenties. For the last 32 years, she has worked 60 hours per week as a hair stylist. Carla and her husband enjoy being involved in their church, going to concerts, riding in their Jeep and traveling together. They were thrilled when their youngest son started college. They decided to start working toward retirement and traveling more. As they would often do, Carla & her husband made plans for a trip near their birthdays ... Carla Popp is a happily-married mother of three young men in their twenties. For the last 32 years, she has worked 60 hours per week as a hair ... Read More
  • Kathy C.

    Kathy C.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Kathy Christiansen is a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend to many. She often speaks of the wonderful people in her life and is truly grateful for every single day. Her beaming smile is proof that a positive outlook can make a world of difference - even with her current health challenges. Several months ago, Kathy had undergone a cervical spinal fusion. Kathy's surgeon recommended physical therapy to regain strength, improve mobility, and speed up her recovery. ... Kathy Christiansen is a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend to many. She often speaks of the wonderful people in her life and ... Read More
  • Patricia H.

    Patricia H.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    A life-changing event can test a person beyond their preserved limits, proving they can do so much more than ever imagined. That's what happened to Patricia after she was involved in a serious car accident. The accident left Patricia with extensive injuries, including: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (stroke) Multiple rib fractures Spleen injury Mandibular (jaw) fractures Fractured pelvis After the accident, Patricia spent six days in a Nashville trauma center. To begin her recovery, Patricia ... A life-changing event can test a person beyond their preserved limits, proving they can do so much more than ever imagined. That's what happened to ... Read More
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