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Paula Gilberto

Back on my Feet

Paula was taking her daily walk when she was struck by a pickup truck. She experienced multiple injuries that made her bedridden, unable to move, and unable to walk. For months she experienced severe vertigo; attacks that made her feel as if the room around her was spinning. It made rehabilitation difficult. But that didn’t stop, Paula. Four months later she is walking again, attending regular physical therapy to regain her mobility. She credits each staff member at Hospital for Special Care, from the nurses to the individual who came to clean her room, for giving her hope.

All of the employees I engaged with, here at the Hospital for Special Care, the nurses, the CNA’s, the doctor, and the gentlemen who came to clean my room. They were incredibly patient… but more so, they gave me hope.