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  • Robert S.

    Robert S.
    Robert was found at home, unresponsive in respiratory arrest, and was resuscitated at a local hospital. He was on mechanical ventilation and then liberated from the vent with oxygen support. Upon ...
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  • Ethel L.

    Ethel L.
    While undergoing knee surgery, Ethel went into respiratory failure and was placed on hi-flow oxygen support. Upon completion of her knee surgery, she was unable to walk and experienced severe knee ...
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  • Howard D.

    Howard D.
    Howard presented to a local emergency room unable to walk and in severe knee and back pain. He had significant anxiety with physical and respiratory deconditioning. He lacked motivation for daily ...
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  • Mrs. Spicer

    Mrs. Spicer

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    About 7:30 pm the night Mrs. Spicer suffered a stroke, she said goodnight to her husband and went to bed. Other than the headaches she'd been having the past few days, everything seemed normal. At 3:00 am, her husband woke up to find his wife on the bathroom floor. She was mumbling, in a weakened state, and confused. Though Mrs. Spicer has some memory loss, she recalls having trouble moving her leg and hand. Mrs. Spicer was airlifted from her local hospital to University of Louisville ... About 7:30 pm the night Mrs. Spicer suffered a stroke, she said goodnight to her husband and went to bed. Other than the headaches she'd been having ... Read More
  • 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
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