Before a terrible bout with the flu, Jose Esquibel lived a fulfilling and independent life. When he wasn’t working, Jose loved to take his two-year-old son to the park near their home. But when Jose contracted influenza A, he developed superimposed bacterial pneumonia, which led to an extensive hospital stay.
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An acute pontine stroke led Gary Sweeden to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver. The stroke caused right hemiparesis, or weakness affecting one side of the body. From the day of his admission, it was clear that Gary faced a long journey ahead.
After a right cerebellar stroke and cerebral aneurysm, Warren experienced balance, vision, and swallowing impairments. These impairments affected his ability to perform basic day-to-day tasks safely and independently. When looking straight ahead while walking, Warren experienced extreme dizziness. Paired with changes to his balance, Warren relied on a walker to ambulate.
When you’re 22 years old, you never expect to have a stroke. But for Alex Velasquez-Bahena, that would be reality.
While Robin was fighting worsening symptoms from COVID-19, he also faced challenges outside his recovery. As he was in the hospital, Robin lost his home and nearly all his belongings in the Boulder County Fires.
Kevin Miller led an active lifestyle before contracting COVID-19. He came to Vibra to work on his activities of daily living so he could get back to the life he loved.
Robert faced huge setbacks after hi stroke. Even with all these challenges, he maintained his funny personality and stayed determined to recover.
John S. worked with his therapy team to gain his mobility back after suffering a massive stroke. He is now walking short distances and continues therapy in the comfort of his own home.
Ron C. fought hard for his life after contracting COVID-19. He went from not being able to speak or move to taking hour-long walks around the facility.
Despite her impairments from a recent stroke, Gigi Titus came into rehabilitation with a smile on her face, ready to start her journey to recovery.