Darryl Wright is lucky to be alive. After a head-on motor vehicle collision, Darryl sustained minimal injuries, the most significant being a fractured hip. His injuries resulted in a stay at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital for inpatient rehab.
Life after limb loss is an adjustment. Paul Berger is no exception to that statement.
Living independently is important to Richard Garcia. But generalized weakness left Richard unable to do so. Requiring the assistance of others to dress, stand, and ambulate, Richard came to Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital to “get my life back.”
On the way to pick up her daughter one day, another vehicle t-boned Rebecca’s. The accident left her with major injuries, including fractures of her left leg and pelvis, many lacerations, and bruising of her internal organs. Placed on life support at the hospital, Rebecca was fortunate to survive.
For over a year, Nelia Pontino dealt with numbness in her lower legs. Nelia’s symptoms progressed into paraparesis, requiring her to use a wheelchair. Confused at her condition, Nelia visited with her physician who concluded that she suffered from a herniated disc. This caused central canal stenosis and cord compression in her thoracic spine which required surgery.
Andrew Robles graduated from Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital on December 14, 2020. Andrew was referred to Ballard from Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after having a heart valve replacement and a stroke.