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  • Charles C.

    Charles C.
    "Things looked pretty dire for me back in December, when I suddenly had severe back pain that took away my ability to walk. I was diagnosed with osteomyelitis of my lower back which I later found out ...
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  • David J.

    David J.
    As a third-generation first responder, David Jones takes pride in his job as a volunteer fireman and as a city employee charged with maintaining the fire station, trucks and equipment. In fact, he ...
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  • Phillip K.

    Phillip K.
    "I entered Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Amarillo after a lower leg amputation due to diabetes and sepsis. My body was weak from being bed-ridden in the conventional hospital and it seemed like ...
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  • Tom C.

    Tom C.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    “I remember being at a stop sign and a young kid texting hit me.” A serious motorcycle accident left Tom Cocagne with a cervical spinal cord injury. He spent over a month at a long-term acute care facility recovering from his injuries. “I couldn’t do anything," Tom recalled. "I was a complete quadriplegic.” Tom went home for a short time, but eventually admitted to Frazier Rehab Institute for more intensive rehabilitation. Unfortunately, during his time at Frazier, Tom suffered a stroke. ... “I remember being at a stop sign and a young kid texting hit me.” A serious motorcycle accident left Tom Cocagne with a cervical spinal cord injury. ... Read More
  • Charles C.

    Charles C.

    Vibra Hospital of Amarillo, Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Amarillo

    "Things looked pretty dire for me back in December, when I suddenly had severe back pain that took away my ability to walk. I was diagnosed with osteomyelitis of my lower back which I later found out was caused by an infection on the outside of my spine. Thankfully, it didn’t require any surgery so I was transferred to Vibra Hospital of Amarillo for about three weeks with IV antibiotics. I started slowly recovering with the help of the therapists and nurses. But then I was ready for more ... "Things looked pretty dire for me back in December, when I suddenly had severe back pain that took away my ability to walk. I was diagnosed with ... Read More
  • Linda R.

    Linda R.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    "Life before the fractures was busy because, basically, I run the household with groceries, laundry, housekeeping, cooking and planning for social activities. I also belong to several groups/clubs, I walk long distances everyday for exercise. My injury happened so fast, I really don’t know exactly how it all happened. But here is my best guess. So, I have osteoporosis and my bones break very easily. We were having a dinner party celebrating the holidays. When I went to get up from the ... "Life before the fractures was busy because, basically, I run the household with groceries, laundry, housekeeping, cooking and planning for social ... Read More
  • Dolores M.

    Dolores M.

    Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana

    Dolores Martinez, age 78, is full of life. She is an avid bowler and loves to shop. Her greatest love is her family, which is evident in their interactions together. Dolores’ children grew concerned when she started to feel sick and weak and was unable to get better from a cold. Dolores was immediately taken to the hospital. Her condition worsened and doctors were determined to find the cause of her illness. They discovered that she had contracted West Nile Virus. She was placed on a ... Dolores Martinez, age 78, is full of life. She is an avid bowler and loves to shop. Her greatest love is her family, which is evident in their ... Read More
  • Jill H.

    Jill H.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Jill was no stranger to San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital. Several years back, Jill required our expertise after undergoing her first knee surgery. Living a very active life style, it was only a matter of time before Jill required a second surgery on her alternate knee. An unfortunate fall ensured this inevitability. As with her first surgery, Jill's surgeon recommended she receive inpatient therapy. Naturally, she entrusted SJVRH to get her back to better once again. It was very ... Jill was no stranger to San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital. Several years back, Jill required our expertise after undergoing her first knee ... Read More
  • Mr. Overton

    Mr. Overton

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    Mr. Overton and his loving wife, Diane, moved to Mount Pleasant from Connecticut almost two years ago for the fresh air and the beach. They are particularly fond of the beach in front of Fort Moultrie and can often be found there. If they aren’t there, you can find the Overtons up the road eating delicious burgers at Poe’s Tavern. Through unfortunate circumstances, Mr. Overton became sick and needed surgery. He underwent nine different surgeries before ending up at MUSC to recover. After ... Mr. Overton and his loving wife, Diane, moved to Mount Pleasant from Connecticut almost two years ago for the fresh air and the beach. They are ... Read More
  • Anthony C.

    Anthony C.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    As a native Californian, Anthony Cazares was doing what he loved most: mountain biking. After a strenuous ride, he began to feel ill. When he arrived home, he collapsed. and his brother called 9-1-1. The diagnosis was a devastating brain hemorrhage. As a result, Mr. Cazares was placed on life support. Functionally independent before the brain hemorrhage, he had lost the use of the left side of his body. His goal for recovery is to regain his independence and return home safely with his ... As a native Californian, Anthony Cazares was doing what he loved most: mountain biking. After a strenuous ride, he began to feel ill. When he arrived ... Read More
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