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John Whetstone, a U.S. Air Force veteran, spent 105 days in the hospital battling COVID-19, including 80 days on a ventilator.
Forty-seven-year-old Sara McMillan has been fighting COVID-19 for more than 100 days with seven weeks of that being on a ventilator. She never assumed she would contract the virus, but when she tested positive, it affected her even quicker due to her being a diabetic. Sara was admitted to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson to regain strength and function so that she could return home to care for her 13-year-old son who has autism. (Source: KOLD)
Amanda Burgos walked into an urgent care clinic complaining of feeling unwell, but left by ambulance after collapsing in the floor due to a massive heart attack. The Northwest Fire Department came to Amanda’s rescue shocking her with a defibrillator three times on the scene and twice more during transport to save her life. Burgos received about an hour of CPR by paramedic Matt Storms.
Michael Wheeler became paralyzed from the chest down after a vehicle accident on Jan. 24, 2019.
Martin Huerta was just 16 in December of 2018 when he was involved in a car wreck that resulted in the amputation of his right leg. He was saved by Chance Barnes, who was just a few cars away and jumped in to help save Martin when the car caught on fire. He chose Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson for his rehabilitative care to help him walk again. Now Encompass Health Tucson and Hanger Prosthetics are teaming up to get Martin a prosthetic leg to help him live a fuller life.
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Mild head injuries and concussions are the most common type of head injury, with more than 2 million injuries occurring each year. Attend this virtual CEU opportunity to learn more about the effects and treatment of these injuries. Guest speaker Dr. Richard Senelick specializes in both neurology and the subspecialty of neurorehabilitation.