On a summer’s day Alexis Beshures’ life changed forever. She suffered a spinal cord injury after the rope she was swinging on over the Edisto River snapped. Watch how the Roper Rehabilitation Hospital helped her walk again after the accident.
In early October, Courtney Richardson was driving when a deer ran into the roadway. As she veered to avoid it her car flipped ejecting her out. Her severe injuries, including a brain injury, required her to be air-lifted to a trauma hospital, where she remained in a comatose state until Christmas.
Philip Floyd was at home when he suddenly dropped with what is often called a widow maker heart attack. “He was rushed to the hospital where he coded several times,” recalls his wife Rhonda. “The doctors came out and told me that he wouldn’t survive.
When Shaun’s vehicle flipped off a mountain road he was trapped for 36 hours with a spinal cord injury. Extensive therapy at the Roper Rehabilitation Hospital has helped him walk again and regain his independence. Watch Shaun’s incredible story of survival.
In 2009, a motorcycle accident left Ben Thompson with a spinal cord injury. Ben started going to the Roper St. Francis Center for Spinal Cord Injury for specialized care and to learn from other people with similar injuries.
It was Sunday evening and Connie had felt funny all day. “My hand was numb and I kept shaking it to make it feel better,” she said. She knew something was still wrong when she went to her job as an elementary school cafeteria manager the next morning.
Kim Jamison’s eight-year-old son Alex knew something was wrong with his mom that morning. “I was disoriented and mumbling. I was also 28 weeks pregnant,” recalls Kim. Alex called 911 and she was rushed to the hospital where she was diagnosed with severe, sudden preeclampsia. Her baby girl was delivered by emergency cesarean-section and then …