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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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  • Ed

    Ed

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    Whenever Ed had a spare moment, he loved to spend it working on cars. He enjoyed an independent, self-sufficient life. Then he slipped on ice and suffered a skull fracture and brain injury. To regain his independence, Ed came to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver. Ed arrived at Vibra confused, agitated, and lethargic. He required total assistance with all tasks. The interdisciplinary team got right to work with Ed on an individualized rehabilitation plan. His plan included ... Whenever Ed had a spare moment, he loved to spend it working on cars. He enjoyed an independent, self-sufficient life. Then he slipped on ice and ... Read More
  • Carol D.

    Carol D.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    Carol Davis was less than two days into her dream job when the accident happened. Carol was the new house manager of a recovery home. The job had perks -- free rent, a paycheck, and four hours off in the afternoon she could spend writing -- but it meant so much more to Carol. "I try to change the world with my heart," Carol stated. The fall that happened twice That day, Carol tripped on a four-inch step at the house. In the fall, she fractured her pelvis. The paramedics came and ... Carol Davis was less than two days into her dream job when the accident happened. Carol was the new house manager of a recovery home. The job had ... Read More
  • Jack S.

    Jack S.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Jack Sarter arrived at Vibra Hospital of Northern California with a past troubled him. He had a long history of IV drug abuse and was mentally at the point of giving up. His health was poor, having been diagnosed with both sepsis and pneumonia. The road to recovery would be long and difficult. As soon as Jack admitted to Vibra, the entire team rallied around him. He began his stay requiring assistance with mobility and unable to perform self-care activities himself. But he worked hard ... Jack Sarter arrived at Vibra Hospital of Northern California with a past troubled him. He had a long history of IV drug abuse and was mentally at the ... Read More
  • Susan L.

    Susan L.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    August 2018 was a pivotal point in Susan Lockwood's life. She had just been diagnosed with familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or familial IPF. This is a condition in which scar tissue forms inside the lungs, slowing the flow of oxygen into the blood. The restricted flow impacts a patient's ability to move and function. "Familial "means that the condition has affected other members of Susan's family. IPF affects less than 200,000 people annually in the U.S., and is considered a rare ... August 2018 was a pivotal point in Susan Lockwood's life. She had just been diagnosed with familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or familial IPF. ... Read More
  • Phillip B.

    Phillip B.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    One March day, Phillip (Phil) Banks, Sr. was involved in a high-speed motorcycle accident on Transmountain Road. He hit a retainer wall, sending the bike 200 feet across traffic. Phil was catapulted about ten feet into the air, spinning like a helicopter blade before hitting the side of the mountain, 50 feet away. The 51-year-old was transported to University Medical Center of El Paso. Phil admitted to UMC - El Paso's intensive care unit as a Level I trauma. Phil became hemodynamically ... One March day, Phillip (Phil) Banks, Sr. was involved in a high-speed motorcycle accident on Transmountain Road. He hit a retainer wall, sending the ... Read More
  • Mattiya P.

    Mattiya P.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    "Hi, my name is Mattiya Parker and I'm currently a patient at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital . I was getting off of work one day and, unfortunately, I was the victim of a hit and run. I had a broken bone in my legs, I had broken my pelvis and my back, and they told me I wouldn't walk. I also had a fracture and a hemorrhage in my brain, but fortunately, they stabilized it and I had no damage. After about two weeks in the hospital, Ballard came by and told me I had been accepted and I was ... "Hi, my name is Mattiya Parker and I'm currently a patient at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital . I was getting off of work one day and, unfortunately, ... Read More
  • Katherine A.

    Katherine A.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    Katherine (Katie) Armenta is an important person to a lot of people, especially her three sons. As a 29-year-old single mom, a lot of people depend on Katie. She lives with her mother and her boys, one eight-year-old and twin four-year-olds. Every day, Katie went about her life, surrounded by those she loved most. Then, one fateful August evening, everything changed. A toothache had been messing with Katie's ability to sleep at night. Katie's mother gave her some Aleve to help with the ... Katherine (Katie) Armenta is an important person to a lot of people, especially her three sons. As a 29-year-old single mom, a lot of people depend on ... Read More
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