A patient’s personal Independence Day
Stroke patient James Arthur was dressed in a star-spangled top hat and red, white and blue leis when he recently walked out of Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. “I couldn’t walk when I got here, but I’m going to walk out today,” he said.
It was James’ personal Independence Day.
James’ prognosis when he had been admitted to the hospital a month earlier had been grim. He couldn’t walk, had some speech and short-term memory problems, and was unable to perform simple tasks like bathing, eating or dressing. But, after weeks of therapy and with strong family support and a positive outlook, James has regained independence and was discharged to go home.
“I refused to give up and the staff here refused to give up on me,” he says
James is one of many stroke patients in this past year that has had a successful outcome at Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital.