Success Stories


Ralph O

Severely Injured From an Accident, “Tigger” Has Been Discharged to a Rehab Facility

In early October Ralph was in a severe auto accident. When paramedics arrived they found him unresponsive and in a very critical condition. They immediately began trauma protocol and transported him to a general hospital.

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Virginia

I know I Will Not Smoke Again

I smoked a lot of cigarettes and it resulted in me being in the hospital unable to breathe on my own. You think about that a lot when you are on ventilator and have a trach going down your throat. So, my biggest fear was that this was permanent. I am very happy to say I am off the ventilator, my trach is gone and I can talk and walk again. I praise God for this!

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Kimberly

A Teacher's Triumphant Return

Most birth defects are caught early in life. Kimberly’s was not found until she was well into her mid-life by a chance MRI. This is her story.

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Morris

Looking For A Brighter Future

Morris came to Kindred Hospital after suffering from respiratory failure after a surgical procedure. He was severely disoriented, weak, and fully dependent on a ventilator to support his breathing.

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Janice

Getting Her Life Back

When her medical team thought she was good to go home after a fairly routine procedure, Janice had no idea what awaited her.

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Valerie

Her Journey to Recovery

When Valerie suffered from a major alteration to her mental state due to illness, it incapacitated her and she required major medical intervention. This is her story.

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Mr. C

Homeward Bound and Happy

Mr. C came to Kindred Hospital Chattanooga suffering from acute post-procedural respiratory failure. He was unable to breathe on his own, unable to walk and little to no use of his hands or arms.

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Ms. D

Recovering From An ATV Accident

Ms. D came to Kindred with multiple, severe injuries from an ATV accident. She was on a vent, minimally responsive to verbal commands and had a large head injury.

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John

Everyone Worked Together

John was working on his farm. He hopped off his tractor to shut a gate and his tractor kept moving. “I tried to jump on it, like a dummy, and fell,” John said. “The tractor ran over me.” 

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