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.
Fifteen months ago, Rufus Willis tripped into a pothole, injuring his spine. The spinal cord injury left Rufus an incomplete quadriplegic. After his initial hospitalization, Rufus transferred to Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital.
As we all know, driving in southern California has its challenges. Motor vehicle accidents are certainly no exception. Matt Ramson knows this first hand.
After a devastating head-on collision, Matt is fortunate to be alive. The accident left Matt with multiple fractures in his legs and ribs, as well as a concussion.
It was Memorial Day, and 28-year-old Grant Pittman was driving home. A truck coming the other direction crossed over the center line and hit Grant head-on. Grant suffered multiple fractures and a large head laceration.
Crystal didn’t know she had hypertension during and after her pregnancy. With Sophia Joy only a week old, Crystal began feeling unwell. She experienced a headache, left-sided weakness, and slurred speech. She was diagnosed with a right hemorrhagic stroke due to postpartum acute preeclampsia. The stroke affected Crystal’s left side and her cognition and memory.
In San Bernardino for business, Jim Wall began having chest pain on his left side. He described it as a sharp pain, radiating to his left upper arm. Jim also experienced dizziness and shortness of breath. But he didn’t go to the hospital right away.
Denise McCree was no stranger to back pain. Living with severe degenerative disc disease, Denise experienced back pain for many years.
Kati Armenta is an important person to a lot of people, especially her three sons. As a 29-year-old single mom, a lot of people depend on Katie. She lives with her mother and her boys, one eight-year-old and twin four-year-olds. Every day, Katie went about her life, surrounded by those she loved most. Then, one fateful August evening, everything changed.