Vibra Hospital of Charleston

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

  • Adam T.

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    Adam Troutman is a personal trainer and a model of health. But he's even stronger mentally and emotionally. Adam would need to draw on that strength after a terrible automobile accident. Adam suffered several open fractures in the accident. As a result, both of his legs were amputated below the knee . Adam came to Vibra Hospital of Charleston from Medical University of South Carolina. He brought with him an infectious attitude that impacted not only his recovery, but all those he ... Adam Troutman is a personal trainer and a model of health. But he's even stronger mentally and emotionally. Adam would need to draw on that strength ...
  • Joshua F.

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    Always difficult, hospitalizations have become increasingly challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for families with young children, it's exceptionally hard. That's what the Fiorini family faced when their husband and father, Joshua, suffered a stroke. Josh's stroke left him with weakness on his right side. He couldn't move, speak, or sustain alertness upon arrival at Vibra Hospital of Charleston . The interdisciplinary team got to work addressing Josh's functional skills and ... Always difficult, hospitalizations have become increasingly challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for families with young children, it'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 ...
  • 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 ...
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