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Our Patients

    • Matilda Wallace

      Matilda Wallace


      As a nurse, Matilda Wallace knows when something isn’t right. In March, as the coronavirus pandemic landed in the United States, she went to the emergency room at New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital with a cough, fever and shortness of… View more

    • Carl Rinker

      Carl Rinker


      Over eight days in March, Carl Rinker’s cough, fever, pain and breathing difficulty worsened. His wife, Laura, grew increasingly concerned and brought him to the emergency department at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The… View more

    • Gordon Ogwa

      Gordon Ogwa


      In March, Gordon Ogwa, a 63-year-old truck driver from Texas, was passing through Pennsylvania on a return trip from Massachusetts. He pulled into a truck stop near Hershey to grab some dinner. As he went inside, Gordon felt exhausted but… View more

    • Kayla Reed

      Kayla Reed


      Kayla Reed, 18, an art student at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, was at home studying when she began feeling strange. Her left arm twitched, her face drooped and she suddenly developed a severe headache. She called out to her mom,… View more

    • Kim Groft

      Kim Groft


      Kim Groft’s family was prepared to say their goodbyes.   One January day, Kim’s parents discovered the 45-year-old unconscious on the floor of the home they shared. They rushed her to the hospital, where doctors discovered Kim had a stroke.… View more

    • Zach Wilk

      Zach Wilk


      A New York winter getaway with a friend took a wrong turn for Zach Wilk. On February 15, the 26-year-old was involved in a snowmobile accident. He was severely injured and quickly admitted to the nearest hospital, which happened to be in the… View more

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      David Volkman


      David Volkman and his girlfriend, Sandy, planned a great night out in Harrisburg -- dinner at Rock Bass Grill along the Susquehanna River and tickets to see the symphony perform “South Pacific.” At 6:30 p.m. David left the restaurant to get the… View more

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      Vivian Browning


      Vivian Browning, an avid gardener who loves the outdoors, was having a perfect October day gardening followed by a walk along a nearby stream.  But the 76-year-old lost her footing, slipped on wet rocks and hit her head. She went to the local… View more

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      Wayne Wente


      To long-haul truck driver Wayne Wente, his pride and joy is his rig, custom fit with living quarters suited to a man on the road.   It was Christmas Eve and Wayne, 62, was en route from the Midwest, traveling through central Pennsylvania when… View more

    • Gary Davis

      Gary Davis


      Over the course of their marriage, Jessica Davis brought her husband, Gary, a cup of coffee hundreds of times. There was never a sweeter ask, however, than – three months after a fiery roll-over car accident that nearly killed him – when… View more

    • Isaac Mosquera

      Isaac Mosquera


      On May 21, 2019, Isaac Mosquera drove from his office at Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) in New Jersey to the company’s warehouse in York, Pennsylvania. Around lunchtime, the 38-year-old began experiencing weakness in his left arm and slurred… View more

    • Ashton Nappier

      Ashton Nappier


      “A parent’s worst nightmare... getting the call that your child has been flown to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The call came in at 3:44 p.m. on January 18, 2019,” recalls Amber Nappier. Her 21-year-old daughter Ashton was… View more

    • Bruce Van Ness

      Bruce Van Ness


      Bruce Van Ness was officiating a volleyball game when he felt shoulder pain and weakness. The 71-year-old tried to shake it off. He’d rest after the game; no big concern. He was just coming off a bout of bronchitis coupled with the excitement… View more

    • Heather Bivens

      Heather Bivens


      Heather Bivens’ life changed forever on Feb. 3, 2019. The 31-year-old was driving through an intersection when a drunk driver ran through a red light and struck the side of her car. The impact gave her a traumatic brain injury,… View more

    • Richard Bisking

      Richard Bisking


      63-year-old Richard Bisking was enjoying retirement from his career as a physical education teacher. Active and independent, he enjoyed working out at the gym and maintaining his yard. Then, a relaxing night out turned into… View more

    • Kevin Hoch

      Kevin Hoch


      Kevin Hoch had the worst headache of his life.  The 37–year-old sergeant with the state corrections system described his pain as, “not even a scale of 1 to 10, it was more like a 19.” The increasing intensity of his headaches had a growing… View more

    • Charles Wright

      Charles Wright


      Charles Wright, 54, of Gettysburg, felt sidelined by surgical complications. Retired from a successful contracting business following a stroke, Charles was leading an active life caring for his three grandchildren with his wife of 35 years,… View more

    • Kyle Gilbert

      Kyle Gilbert


      In March of 2016, Kyle Gilbert fell off the side of a mountain in Utah while snowboarding. He broke 30 bones and sustained a traumatic brain injury. An alert ski lift operator and the ski patrol saved his life. A hospital in Utah… View more

    • Don Yeagle.

      Don Yeagle


      Don Yeagle was diagnosed with  cluster headaches in May of 2016. Soon after his diagnosis, his wife, Gail, said she found him lying on the floor and it became clear he had a stroke. During recovery at his local hospital,… View more