Music teacher, golfer and outdoor enthusiast Bill Berry of Canton, Ohio was no longer able to walk 50 yards without being paralyzed with pain caused by spinal stenosis. After undergoing surgery for stenosis, Bill was admitted to Hannibal Regional Inpatient Rehabilitation as the unit’s first patient. The Hannibal Courier-Post wrote a story about Bill’s recovery and noted that Bill was impressed by the amenities at the brand new facility, but he called the talented staff and clinicians “the secret to the success of the unit.” Bill credits their encouragement for playing a large role in his recovery.

“I couldn’t imagine sitting up (a day after surgery) and the first time I made that effort to sit up, it was serious pain,” said Bill. “But the next day, I was able to sit up on my own. I’ll tell you one thing, the staff doesn’t let you lie around. We were working at it right away.”

Read Bill's story from the Hannibal Courier-Post.