Spotlight on Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: Chad Waligura Guides Others into the Great Outdoors

By Alexandra Becker Chad Waligura grew up in the small town of El Campo, TX, where he spent his weekends and summers exploring the great outdoors on his grandparents’ farm. When he was 12 years old, his father took him duck hunting—a transformative experience that reinforced what would grow into a lifelong love of nature. [Continue Reading]

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TIRR Memorial Hermann Celebrates National Rehabilitation Awareness Week by Honoring Patients, Staff

By Alexandra Becker In January 2019, Susan Slovak’s life as she knew it changed within days after she was stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a condition in which a person’s immune system begins suddenly attacking their nerves, often leading to paralysis. Slovak’s case was both aggressive and severe. “Everything from the top of my head [Continue Reading]

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Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy Helps Patient Reunite with her Baby in Time for Mother’s Day

By Alexandra Becker Twenty-nine-year-old Constance Villemain was leading a busy but fulfilling life as a new mother when a rare condition stopped her in her tracks. Two years ago, she and her husband had relocated from France to Houston for jobs they both loved; one year later, on May 8, 2020, they welcomed a baby [Continue Reading]

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Teen survives being ejected from single car motor vehicle collision to return to school

Late last year, Sam Mills was living the carefree life of a teenager. He was active in school, he worked a part-time job that he loved and spent his free time with his four siblings, parents and friends. However, the day after Christmas 2020, the 17-year old’s life changed in an instant. Sam was heading [Continue Reading]

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“I honestly forget I had surgery” – Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery Relieves Patient’s Pain

By Drew Munhausen After receiving steroid injections to relieve pain in her left shoulder, Maryann Tumlinson knew that this wasn’t the solution she could rely on. Tumlinson had been experiencing pain in her shoulder since April 2018. “Lifting and holding my little great grandchildren was becoming extremely difficult,” Tumlinson said. “I began to have trouble [Continue Reading]

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In Sickness and In Health: Therapists at TIRR Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Lift Spirits with a Surprise Anniversary Fiesta

By Alexandra Becker On July 26, 2020, David Fields’ eyes were focused on the hill ahead of him, his feet fixed to the pedals of his bike. He was less than a mile away from his home in Grand Cane, La., training hard for his third deployment to Iraq just a few short months away. [Continue Reading]

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