Success Stories


"This was a long journey."

Kay had endured a long waiting period for a heart transplant as her birth heart was failing. When she was finally able to have the transplant performed at the beginning of the year, she unfortunately developed multi-organ failure and numerous complications, including acute respiratory failure.

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“When I first came to Kindred I could hardly reach my head.”

Hillary was admitted to Kindred Hospital Dallas Central for respiratory therapy so she could be weaned from the ventilator. She also had pressure wounds from prolonged bed rest, was extremely weak and malnourished, and was completing a course of IV antibiotics to treat her pneumonia.

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Donna overcame respiratory failure to be able to return home.

Donna was admitted to a general hospital when she developed shortness of breath that progressively became worse.

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"The staff here are very, very good and nursing was amazing."

Julian has been battling with cancer since he was diagnosed many years ago and most recently underwent a major treatment, which unfortunately caused him to have a cardiac arrest that led to respiratory failure.

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A Long Ordeal is Nearly Complete

Michael lived at home with his wife and was active in the community until he began to suffer from cardiac issues. He underwent hospitalization and received treatment and was sent home, only to have to be rehospitalized.

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So Glad to be Off the Ventilator

Donald is a retired X-ray technician who has been married to his wife, Linda, for 41 years – together they have five children and enjoy spending family time together. Late last year Donald had an acute heart attack and he was rushed to the hospital.

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His journey to recovery is nearly complete.

Alvaro lives at home and was active in his life and at work until he became unconscious due to dangerously low blood pressure. He was admitted to a hospital and was diagnosed with coronary blockage and had to have a triple vessel bypass surgery.

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"I am very glad that I came here to Kindred."

Ondra enjoyed gardening and participating in activities with her church until she started to develop problems with her breathing. Her respiratory condition worsened and she had to be taken to the hospital where she was diagnosed with pneumonia that quickly led to acute respiratory failure.

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“I am thankful for all the staff that took care of me and helped me get better.”

Barbara recently moved to Dallas from Oklahoma and enjoyed gardening and doing volunteer work for her church before she developed a serious pulmonary illness. When she started having difficulty breathing, she was taken to the hospital where her condition worsened and she had to be placed on a ventilator to support her failing lungs.

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Well On The Road To Recovery.

Charles lived part-time in Guatemala and New Mexico and enjoyed good health until he developed a fever and headaches and was later found unconscious by his wife. He was rushed to the hospital where physicians determined he had suffered an acute embolic stroke, swelling of the brain, seizures and an infection.

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Heading Home Again

Chayadevi was living at home with her husband when she stared to experience severe nausea, dizziness and recurring difficulty breathing. Her husband, a retired doctor, ensured that she was rushed to the hospital where she had to be placed on a ventilator to support her lungs while physicians diagnosed her to determine a course of treatment.

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Determined To Regain His Independence And Return Home

Hunter began experiencing severe pain in his abdomen and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. At the regional hospital he was diagnosed as suffering from an acutely swollen gall bladder and was transferred to an acute care hospital to receive a higher level of care when he developed respiratory failure and had to be placed on a ventilator.

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Long Road To Recovery

When Scott had a heart transplant, his recovery plan became more complicated when he developed acute respiratory failure and had a heart seizure. He was transferred from the ICU at the hospital where he had his surgery over 6 months prior to Kindred Hospital Dallas Central for recovery and rehabilitation.

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On A Journey To Recovery

James was living at home with his brothers when he developed severe shortness of breath and had to be taken to the ER. He was diagnosed to be suffering from acute respiratory failure and he had to be placed on a ventilator.

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Very Pleased With Care

Mildred, a resident at an independent living facility, started to have difficulty breathing. As her shortness of breath became worse, she was taken to the hospital and diagnosed as suffering from respiratory failure.

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So Positive And Supportive

Ronda checked in to a general hospital when a large protrusion in her abdomen began to get worse. She was diagnosed as having a large hernia that required surgery. Due to other health complications, she also required additional operations and developed respiratory failure after the surgery. To complicate matters even more, Ronda was diagnosed to be suffering from diabetes and had to begin dialysis treatments.

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Well On His Way To Recovery

Keith came to Kindred Hospital Dallas Central to recover from heart failure and surgery. He was extremely weak and required full assistance for all his needs.

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