Rockin’ to the Top: Nurse beats crippling syndrome to reach goal

Posted on June 21, 2018

Nurse Nicole Burton was surprised to learn that she had rhabdomyolysis, a rare muscle-wasting syndrome. But after inpatient and outpatient therapy at Patricia Neal, Nicole Burton conquered her next goal: rock climbing.

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Soccer mom, teacher, and stroke survivor

Posted on April 28, 2016

School teacher Stephanie Blackstock remembers staring out at the world from inside a body that was rendered helpless.

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The Road Back

Posted on March 10, 2015

“It really wasn’t pain – it was inability to do anything,” Phyllis Kirksey recalls. “Your mind tells you to lift your leg and go up the stairs, but it won’t do it. It was just like I weighed 400 pounds. I just couldn’t move.”

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