As a retired engineer and sales manager, math and science always came easy to Phil – until his stroke. Today, Phil is given homework tailored by his therapists to help him regain his comprehension of letters and numbers.
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Sometimes the eyes can say more than the mouth. This couldn’t be more true for Adam Skinner.
When Anne Angelone arrived for her third time here at Hotel Dieu Shaver in early January, she was welcomed to the same room, and the same bed, as her previous visit. “It was surreal,” says Anne. Then, incredibly, she was greeted by the same nurse, Mary Kukaryshen.
Wilma experienced a number of our programs and through the help of all the therapists here, Wilma is able to function almost normally again. “I learned to maneuver around a kitchen again, was taught how to slice vegetables, I learned many things that I had lost the ability to do on my own as a result of the stroke and now I pretty well do everything on my own except I have to use a walker.” She is also an example for others in our community who have challenges to overcome.
He may have lost his foot and portion of his leg, but he has so many other things to be thankful for. “My wife works midnights yet visited my every single day when I was in the Welland hospital and she comes here to visit me 3 days a week. I tell her she’s crazy but she loves me and I love her so much.”