Inspiration: Single mother who suffered spinal cord injury in attack doesn’t let that stop her from achieving great things

Shows her children the importance of persistence in the face of adversity Brittany Morris remembers playing dead in 2019 while she was being attacked with a knife by an ex-boyfriend. Her two toddlers watched, frozen with fear. “I was just praying that God didn’t allow me to die in front of my children,” she says. [Continue Reading]

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An Innovative Surgical Procedure Improves the Prosthesis Experience

On Sept. 7, 2017, Curtis Kindred, Jr., was involved in a traumatic industrial crane accident at work. Known as a “rigger,” Kindred helped assemble large cranes for heavy lifts on construction sites. That day, a 20,000-pound crane block fell on him, crushing his right arm and hand and completely severing his left leg above the [Continue Reading]

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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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