After more than a month in the hospital recovering from a spinal stroke and COVID-19, Tasha Boggs recently walked out of MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital to return home. In early September, Tasha began experiencing extreme pain in her legs, and she went to the doctor to receive cortisone shots in both her knees. After returning home, she was unable to feel or use her legs and was quickly transported by ambulance to the hospital, where she also tested positive for COVID and had to remain in isolation for 14 days. After two weeks of recovery, Tasha was admitted to MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital to continue her therapy. When she arrived, she was unable to use or purposefully move her legs or sit for very long, due to severe pain, neurological symptoms, neuropathy and overall discomfort. The spinal stroke had left her with spastic, painful lower extremities and back pain, and she had to remain in COVID isolation. Over the last few weeks, Tasha has worked very hard in therapy to stay motivated and make significant progress – within days she was mobile, and she is now able to stand and walk more than 75 feet with minimal support. Through tears and laughter, she has maintained a positive attitude and hopes to inspire others through her journey and work ethic.
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