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  • Sally A.

    Sally A.
    Sally Aguiar knows how to handle severe medical situations. For more than twenty years, the Southcoast Hospital’s nurse cared for patients with critical illnesses at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall ...
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  • Jose S.

    Jose S.
    At 67, Jose Silva was full of life, a very energetic gentleman who was independent and otherwise healthy. He enjoyed caring for his grapevine and puttering about in his backyard of his home in ...
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  • 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
  • William O.

    William O.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    What started as a normal workday quickly became horrifying for William Overton. Working a night shift, in a matter of moments, William was snared by an overhead chain, drug eight feet across the floor, then pulled up a wall before being dropped ten feet straight down onto the concrete floor. William's list of injuries was exhaustive. Multiple traumas with spinal cord injuries, including T12 & L1 burst fractures. A concussion. A broken right scapula. Five total broken ribs, three on the ... What started as a normal workday quickly became horrifying for William Overton. Working a night shift, in a matter of moments, William was snared by ... Read More
  • Irene N.

    Irene N.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    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. When the stroke happened, Irene remained calm and started to take notice of the things that didn’t feel normal. “I felt weak and could hardly move my left side,” she recalled. Surprisingly, Irene recognized that her signs and symptoms may be a stroke. She yelled for her son “Hey Roger, I’m ... 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 ... Read More
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