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  • Wade T.

    Wade T.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    When we are sick, we’re all the same. We want to know what is wrong with us and what needs to happen to make us well again. This is exactly what occurred to Wade T. earlier this year. But unfortunately for Wade, for the first several months of his illness, his exact condition went unidentified. This resulted in the delay of the correct treatment regiment being administered. Wade’s symptoms started shortly after the passing of his mother. He had gone to make funeral arrangements and ... When we are sick, we’re all the same. We want to know what is wrong with us and what needs to happen to make us well again. This is exactly what ... Read More
  • Matthew H.

    Matthew H.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Matthew H. admitted to University Hospital after an unfortunate motorcycle accident. He suffered significant neurological damage in the crash with numerous intracranial hemorrhages. After progressing at University Hospital, Matthew admitted to Vibra Hospital of Denver for the next stage of his recovery. At the time of admission, doctors evaluated Matthew. In addition to his traumatic brain injury, he arrived with a tracheostomy and PEG tube placed. An individualized plan of care was ... Matthew H. admitted to University Hospital after an unfortunate motorcycle accident. He suffered significant neurological damage in the crash with ... Read More
  • Ruth S.

    Ruth S.

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    "You did two steps today!" Maureen, PTA exclaimed excitedly in the gym. With labored breath, 32-year-old Ruth Steinbraker sat and rested, a giant smile creasing her face. After a moment, Ruthie -- as her mother, Sarah, calls her -- continued her physical therapy, walking around the gym and stepping on-and-off an elevated pad. Under Ruth's chin rests a piece of gauze covering the wound from her tracheostomy, recently removed. "Even up to a couple of weeks ago, I can't believe just how far ... "You did two steps today!" Maureen, PTA exclaimed excitedly in the gym. With labored breath, 32-year-old Ruth Steinbraker sat and rested, a giant ... Read More
  • Gary R.

    Gary R.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Gary Reynolds spent his days working 30-40 hours per week assisting patients prior to cataract surgery. Along with his day job, Gary spent long hours cutting down trees in the heat of the summer. One long-awaited Friday off, Gary headed to LaGrange to visit family. During the drive, he began to feel sick. He felt like he was coming down with a virus or inner ear infection. Gary and his brother-in-law decided to take a ride in the country during his visit. Gary recalls the trouble he had ... Gary Reynolds spent his days working 30-40 hours per week assisting patients prior to cataract surgery. Along with his day job, Gary spent long hours ... Read More
  • Steven S.

    Steven S.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    Since undergoing a bilateral kidney transplant in 2000, life was wonderful for Steven Shileikis. Steven was living life to the fullest alongside his wife and son. That was, at least, until those kidneys started to fail. The failure of Steven's kidney transplant -- nearly 20 years after the life-saving surgery -- was devastating. Having been independent for so long, Steven was now hooked up to all kinds of machines keeping him alive. A ventilator breathed for Steven while he was fed from a ... Since undergoing a bilateral kidney transplant in 2000, life was wonderful for Steven Shileikis. Steven was living life to the fullest alongside his ... Read More
  • John D.

    John D.

    Vibra Hospital of Fargo

    Can you imagine the struggle and fear of having experienced a life-altering illness or event? The unknown, the speculation of possible outcomes, the fear of not recovering would be overwhelming. What if you had no concept of what was happening to you? That is what happened to John. It was a normal day when John collapsed with a torn aorta. He received life-saving medical interventions and was rushed to the hospital. John underwent invasive procedures to resuscitate him and save his life, ... Can you imagine the struggle and fear of having experienced a life-altering illness or event? The unknown, the speculation of possible outcomes, the ... Read More
  • Sharon R.

    Sharon R.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Sharon, a retired nurse, kept herself busy. She stayed active by doing the things she loved - shopping, spending time with her husband and family, and taking occasional trips to the mountains. During an enjoyable stay at Shaver Lake, Sharon had an accidental fall while reaching for her bed. “I was returning from the bathroom at 2:00 am, reached for the bed, and nearly missed it,” explained Sharon. “I was barely hanging on to the mattress-topper when I started to slowly slide down to the ... Sharon, a retired nurse, kept herself busy. She stayed active by doing the things she loved - shopping, spending time with her husband and family, and ... Read More
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