CW Saunders’ Spinal Cord Injury Stroke Recovery Story

Learn more about CW Saunders' spinal cord injury recovery and find out why he choose Sheltering Arms for his rehabilitation services

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Nancy’s Story: Recovering from Brain Injury

In May 2020, Nancy had a fall and hit her head on a marble seat resulting in a mild traumatic brain injury. Consequently, she became unable to participate in her usual activities [...]

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Telehealth Technology – A Winning Team

Generous donors made it possible to bring telehealth technology to Sheltering Arms, enabling our team to deliver therapy to patients during COVID-19. This virtual technology will also help home-bound patients receive therapy. Rob’s online therapy sessions with Wanda Ingram produced a life-changing improvement to her speech.

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Making a Believer Out of a Skeptic

After a disabling on-the-job shoulder injury left Cory Sandlin out of work, Sheltering Arms' Work Hardening program helped him recover and get back on the job.

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Trusting Your Intuition | A Stroke Survivor’s Recovery Journey

After surviving a stroke and completing hospital and outpatient therapy programs, Gary Lee is finding his own motivation to stay active and continue on his recovery journey.

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Showing Gratitude with Kindness

Jean Moseley regains strength and confidence with help of iWalk technology after suffering a stroke and post-polio syndrome resurgence.

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TBI Leads to a Year Long Coma: Jordan’s Recovery Journey

After being hit by a car and hospitalized for 18 months, Jordan Black isn't letting his injuries or experience slow him down.

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Work Accident Leads to New Endurance Recovery

Following a near-death experience after an on-the-job fall, Tom Barnes has a newfound appreciation for life

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Attitude is Everything

Roberta Davis, a retired Chesterfield County schoolteacher, experienced an unexpected series of setbacks in May 2018. As a result of complications from diabetes, she endured three surgeries which led to a several month long hospital stay and the loss of her left foot.

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The Gift of Life – The Story of Duff Poage

I can never repay Sheltering Arms for what they did for me,” says Richard “Duff” Poage who experienced the hospital’s continuum of care after a heart attack and stroke.

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Spontaneous Inspiration – Concussion Recovery

Marcel Ames wanted to be a police officer. On November 13, 2014, his plans changed dramatically when he suffered a concussion during a training exercise.

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Amazing Grace – The Story of Ann & Bill Griffin

Ann and Bill Griffin have a long and rich history with Sheltering Arms. Their experience spans the full range of the hospital’s services from pastoral care and counseling for Ann and their two boys, Billy and J.T., to physical and occupational therapy for Bill.

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Making The Walk

For James River High School senior Michaela Morris, completing high school and going to Randolph Macon College was only one part of her plan. She wanted to surprise both sets of grandparents and walk across the stage to receive her diploma.

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Knee-Haw: A Patient Testimonial

In February, I started outpatient PT for bilateral knee replacements. I took a lot of time choosing my provider and could not be happier with my choice of Sheltering Arms at Reynolds Crossing in Richmond.

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Shaking To Throwing Punches

When Jerry Clendenning began shaking a few years ago, his doctor told him it was probably a side effect of his back medication. Eventually, the shaking got worse. In December 2016, after feeling dizzy and light-headed, the 76-year-old veteran was admitted to the hospital where the on-call neurologist confirmed Jerry had Parkinson’s disease (PD) not a stroke.

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Back On The Bike

When Morris Thompson found out he needed double knee replacement surgery, he knew there was only one place for his recovery – Sheltering Arms.

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Returning To Work With Strength And Confidence

Working in law enforcement, Robert Davis was used to staying active and at the top of his game. After sustaining an on-the-job injury, however, everything changed.

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Mom Keeps Up With Triplets With Help Of PT

Two years ago, Deidre Harris was struggling with poor strength and muscle weakness. It’s no wonder, given that her body was performing a miracle…times three! That’s right, she was carrying triplets

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Returning To The Game After Concussion

Three weeks following a concussion she sustained playing keeper for the JV lacrosse team, Christa Hill is eager to get back on the field. At the advice of her school’s trainer and the ER physician, the Lee Davis freshman came to the Total Concussion Care program at Sheltering Arms, where she has participated in intensive physical therapy to ensure a full recovery and safe return to play.

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Stroke Awareness Month: Patient Profile

In her distinguished career, including prominent positions such as state delegate and rector of the Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors, Panny Rhodes has always been active and independent. In fact, she and her husband Jim had returned from a trip to the Mediterranean just days before Panny experienced a life-changing event – a devastating stroke.

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