Rehabilitation Patient Stories

Get to know people in your community who increased their independence and well-being with the help of Adventist HealthCare rehabilitation therapists.

Moving - And Lifting - Beyond Amputation

After 20 surgeries doctors at a New York hospital gave Colin devastating news: further operations would not mitigate his unrelenting pain. In December 2016, Colin underwent his 21st surgery, this time to amputate his left leg below the knee.

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Teamwork Helps Potomac Man Get Back to Health

Judy Morris rushed to call 911 one morning this past January when she found her husband of 54 years, Martin, unable to walk and talk. After arriving at a local hospital, the Potomac couple learned Martin was suffering from a brain bleed and stroke due to complications from a serious car accident a month earlier.

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National Inventors Hall of Fame Induction After Stroke

Read how Fran Ligler returned to work and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame after rehabbing from two strokes suffered between Christmas and New Year's Eve 2011.

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Relearning to Play Music After Amputation

Read how Elbert “Woody” Woodson maintained his passion for life after a diabetes-related amputation. With a prosthetic leg and therapy, he was able to walk and play the drums again.

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