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CAREMERIDIAN LA MESA RESIDENT OFFERS WINNING HOLIDAY ART ENTRY

  • On December 15, 2015
CareMeridian is pleased to announce La Mesa resident Anne McNamara in addition to activities director Tasha Mills as the winner of its 2015 Holiday Art Contest. The winning entry will be awarded with a $150 gift card and the participating Activities Director with a $100 gift card. Click here to view the entire Patient HOLIDAY […]
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CareMeridian 4kids Resident Ryan Olson Walks Out of Facility!

  • On January 15, 2015
CareMeridian 4kids Resident Ryan Olson Walks Out of Facility! CareMeridian 4kids resident Ryan Olson suffered severe injuries, including a TBI, after a terrible motorcycle accident last Fall.  In October, he was transferred to our facility and after intense treatment and therapy was released in January.  And, he walked out of the facility (with a little […]
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Ricky, CareMeridian 4kids

  • On September 22, 2014
Ricky came to CareMeridian 4kids when he was just four years old after a near-death drowning incident. Ricky is now six years old and expecting to return home within the next three months.
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Baby Jude, CareMeridian 4kids, Las Vegas

  • On September 22, 2014
Jude, or baby JuJu as he is known to CareMeridian 4kids staff, came to our Las Vegas program at the age of six months with a diagnosis of Jeune Syndrome. Nearly 70 percent of children with this condition die from respiratory failure in infancy.
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CareMeridian 4kids patient Brazyl Ward Heads Home

  • On March 26, 2014
Six-year-old Brazyl Ward was trick-or-treating when she was hit by a speeding car. Initially non-verbal and non-ambulatory, she received pediatric neuro-rehabilitation at Las Vegas' CareMeridian 4kids and was able to return home in March to her loving parents.
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CareMeridian Phoenix patient Rob Ballas on the Road to Recovery

  • On February 20, 2014
Rob Ballas suffered a severe injury in 2011 as a result of a work-related accident in Tucson. When he was transferred to CareMeridian from St. Joseph’s Acute Rehab, nearly six months after the accident, Rob was non-ambulatory, non-verbal and had significant cognitive issues. With intense rehab and care from the CareMeridian team and support from wife Susie, his recovery has been remarkable.
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Janice Dushane

  • On November 19, 2012
In May 2010, Janice was involved in a car accident that left her severely injured and near death. A couple months after the accident Janice was transferred to CareMeridian Oxnard, where she received extensive attention from physical, respiratory, speech and occupational therapists. By the time she was discharged in July 2010, Janice was walking with the aid of a walker, alert, oriented and eating soft foods on her own. She continues to improve daily and has often been sited by CareMeridian staff on the back of a tandem bike with her husband leading her through the streets of Oxnard and beyond.
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Richard “Steelo” Vazquez

  • On May 11, 2012
  • Oxnard, Traumatic Brain Injury Success Stories
In June of 2011, Richard "Steelo" Vazquez, 32, suffered a series of aneurisms, resulting in severe impediments to his speech and motor skills. As part of his continuum of care beginning at UCLA Medical Center, Steelo spent two months at CareMeridian Oxnard where he received 24/7 care and intensive rehabilitation. He is now learning to speak, walk and care for his son. At home with his wife Penni and son Elijah, he continues his rehabilitation and improves daily.
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Maria Justina Soria

  • On November 23, 2011
  • Cowan Heights
Maria Justina Soria required two surgeries to treat two aneurysms, one in the left and one in the right anterior communicating arteries. As a result of the second surgery, one of her arteries ruptured. CareMeridian's team designed an aggressive personalized treatment program involving intensive rehabilitation as well as recreation.
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Helen Magnusson

  • On November 21, 2011
  • Cowan Heights
In March 2011, Helen Magnusson suffered from multiple pelvic fractures and breaks in her ribs, hip, foot and ankle after a freak accident which trapped her under her car in her own driveway. After several months at CareMeridian Cowan Heights, Helen was able to return to her home in June 2011 and embrace a normal life.
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Wayne Wilson

  • On November 9, 2011
  • Phoenix
In March 2011, Wayne Wilson was involved in an on-the-job accident in which he suffered third-degree burns on 38 percent of his body, as well as a traumatic knee injury. In May 2011, only four weeks after he had arrived at CareMeridian Phoenix, Wayne was ambulatory and able to return home to Dallas, Texas, in time to surprise his mom on Mother’s Day.
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Gary Vaughn

  • On January 25, 2011
  • Cowan Heights, Respiratory Distress
In November 2009, Gary Vaughn, 62, was involved in a car accident. After more than a year at CareMeridian Cowan Heights, Gary will return home to move on with his life and enjoy an active retirement.
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Patrick Parks

  • On March 4, 2010
  • Phoenix, Traumatic Brain Injury Success Stories
In November 2008, Patrick Parks was involved in an on-the-job accident which left him with a traumatic brain injury.  While installing a light fixture at a construction site when the power was turned on, Patrick fell from the scaffold. His doctors gave him a one percent survival prognosis. After multiple surgeries and being moved to a second […]
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Gene Ataman

  • On March 3, 2010
  • Cowan Heights, Traumatic Brain Injury Success Stories
Emerging from a coma, Gene Ataman arrived at CareMeridian Cowen Heights in April 2008, weeks after his head was crushed during an on-the-job accident at LAX, which nearly killed him. The force caused multiple skull and facial fractures; his teeth and his eyes were impacted by the crushing weight of the luggage transport. Sustaining traumatic […]
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Ed Moore

  • On March 3, 2010
  • Escondido, Spinal Cord Injury
Paralyzed by a construction accident in November 2006, Ed broke his neck after leaning against an improperly nailed stud and falling to the ground. Shortly after his accident, Ed contracted pneumonia and respiratory complications which left him in intensive care. Later, he was transferred to a rehab facility where he spent two unhappy months. He […]
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Shari Bookstaff

  • On March 3, 2010
  • Marin, Medically Complex Injury
After brain surgery to remove a benign tumor in July 2006, Shari Bookstaff was left partially paralyzed. After months of rehab at a facility where she showed little improvement, she was ultimately moved to CareMeridian Marin County. When she arrived at CareMeridian in October 2006, Shari couldn’t stand, walk, swallow and barely managed to sit […]
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