Success Stories


It was so nice to finally see Matthew up and awake.

Matthew suffered from severe liver cirrhosis that led to pneumonia, upper GI bleed, multiple strokes and kidney and respiratory failure. He was placed on a ventilator to support his lungs and given a feeding tube as he was unable to take anything by mouth. Unfortunately his prognosis was grim and his family was counseled to begin preparing for end-of-life arrangements.

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“My grandkids are excited that I’m coming home and so am I.”

Jose was crossing the street when he was struck by a car by no fault of his own. He was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where doctors worked hard to save his life.

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“I just wanted to come by and say thank you again.”

Marcus was studying to become a barber when he began having trouble breathing. His condition became so severe that one day at home he passed out and his son had to call 911.

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“I honestly felt I was going to die.”

Michael was an avid outdoorsman and dedicated family man who worked in maintenance for the past eleven years before he developed a severe pulmonary condition that led to him needing hospitalization.

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“I can’t believe I’m going home.”

Yolanda suffers from end-stage kidney disease and has to have dialysis to support her failing kidneys. Earlier this year she was undergoing a typical dialysis treatment when she became extremely ill and developed acute respiratory failure, and had to be rushed to the ER.

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“It is because of the help that I received here at Kindred that I got better and stronger.”

Rachel was living happily at her home, participating in her community and enjoyed playing pool and bingo with her sisters and friends until one day earlier this year when she was found unresponsive on the floor of her home.

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Bravely Fought Back

Two years ago, Diane was diagnosed with respiratory problems that doctors at first thought to be pneumonia. They began to treat her for this illness, but this was only the beginning of what would become a long journey to recovery – one which nearly claimed her life.

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Hopeful For The Future

Vickie broke her arm at the same time that she came down with a serious flu strain that led her to develop pneumonia. At the hospital where she was being treated, she was also found to have a severe staph infection and kidney failure – she also had an internal bleed in her digestive system.

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Grateful To Go Home

Nathaniel is a veteran of the Vietnam War who received a Purple Heart for wounds received during the conflict. He went on to obtain a PhD in theology and was most recently teaching at the San Antonio Theological College.

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Recovering From Respiratory Failure

Due to pneumonia and COPD, Diana was admitted to a hospital suffering from respiratory failure. She was placed on a ventilator and eventually required a tracheotomy.

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