Vibra Hospital of Charleston

Read some of our patients’ stories of their experience with our team.

  • 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 ...
  • Gerald H.

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    “For three whole days dad didn’t wake up. The doctors tried to convince us that he wasn’t there anymore. We prayed, my mom and my brother and I. We prayed for God to give us a sign that dad was still there.” Gerald Howarth is a man of many talents. From painting breathtakingly emotional still lifes of his mother-in-law’s farm in West Virginia to teaching the inspired word of God to his fellow believers, there isn’t much that he can’t palate. Living with his wife, Nancy, he has traveled ... “For three whole days dad didn’t wake up. The doctors tried to convince us that he wasn’t there anymore. We prayed, my mom and my brother and I. We ...
  • Jaesyn B.

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    “People don’t talk about the social issues, the difficulties in relationships. I feel I needed to fill that gap in poetry.” Jaesyn Burn is a talented poet and anime aficionado. Despite suffering injuries in a car accident that left him a quadriplegic, Jaesyn continues to create. His friend and fellow artist Kin Loch says Jaesyn was “up next” before the accident, which occurred in August of 2017. That was the day the world stopped turning for Jaesyn. “Some people say it is a blessing I am ... “People don’t talk about the social issues, the difficulties in relationships. I feel I needed to fill that gap in poetry.” Jaesyn Burn is a talented ...
  • Maureen B.

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    Maureen and Manning Bolchoz met in the Shem Creek area of Charleston some time ago. With their families living just three doors down from each other, they attended primary school together and quickly became inseparable. Mr. and Mrs. Bolchoz even shared their first kiss together! “We were behind a building at the Stella Maris Catholic Church’s Bazaar. We waited for another couple in our grade to finish their kiss behind the shed,” Maureen recalls, chuckling. “After our ‘turn’--and what was ... Maureen and Manning Bolchoz met in the Shem Creek area of Charleston some time ago. With their families living just three doors down from each other, ...
  • Mr. Overcash

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    “Honestly I’m thrilled to be going home. I never thought I would leave the hospital alive, let alone on my own two feet.” They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and Mr. Overcash had problems with that. Mr. Overcash experienced a major bowel blockage and underwent emergency surgery where he lost a lot of his small intestine. Waccamaw Medical Center sent him to MUSC for the surgery, and there he stayed for quite some time. “Four months I was in-and-out of the ICU over at ... “Honestly I’m thrilled to be going home. I never thought I would leave the hospital alive, let alone on my own two feet.” They say the way to a man’s ...
  • Mr. Cole

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    “The day I fell in love with him was the day we stopped his heart,” Jackie said, tears beginning to form in her eyes. “He is just a wonderfully sweet, grumpy man.” A retired secret service officer and loving husband and father, Mr. Cole has been through the wringer and has come out on the other side a changed person. “This whole experience has given me a new understanding in life,” he said. “I’m more calm, and people tell me I’m funny now. I’ve never been told I am funny in my adult ... “The day I fell in love with him was the day we stopped his heart,” Jackie said, tears beginning to form in her eyes. “He is just a wonderfully sweet, ...
  • 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 ...
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