Rehab Success Story: Tracy
Published on February 6, 2019
We’re always inspired when we hear stories about residents who have fought through steep uphill battles. At Mill Pond Health Campus, a resident named Tracy fought such a battle and came out victorious.
After sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury, Tracy was in a coma for some time before being able to be transferred back to Indiana with her husband, Mike. When she arrived at Mill Pond, she had little to no voice control, poor motor control, and a variety of other obstacles that she had to face. After becoming acquainted with the Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy teams, her recovery was rapid. Now capable of assisting in dressing, self-feeding, and transfers, Tracy is finally beginning to get back a piece of her old self.
Overjoyed with her progress, the therapy department decided to do something special for Tracy. Upon learning that she and Mike’s 37th wedding anniversary was approaching, they got to work on planning a party. When the time came, Tracy and Mike enjoyed a day full of activities brought to them by the team at Mill Pond. With the use of the Solo Step, Tracy was able to relive the joy she felt 37 years ago by dancing with her husband to their wedding song. Afterwards, they were taken to a private room where a grand display of flowers and a delicious cake were waiting for them. Therapists such as Angie Raisor, Nancy Wakoun, and Sonal Chritins were all there to make sure that their special day went as smoothly as possible.
Mike mentioned to the team that he was overjoyed just to have Tracy, because prior to her therapy, he wasn’t sure if he would have another anniversary to spend with her. We’re thrilled that they were able to celebrate another year of happiness together, and we wish them happiness for the several years yet to come! Watch the sweet moment they shared dancing here.