Darryl Wright

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.

Paul Berger

Life after limb loss is an adjustment. Paul Berger is no exception to that statement.

Richard Garcia

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.”

Rebecca Farmer

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.

Nelia Pontino

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

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.

Rufus Willis

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.

Matt Ramson

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.

Grant Pittman

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 Johnson

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.