Rehab Plus Encouragement Leads to Independence

Twenty-six-year-old Parth (right) was thrown off a bridge when riding his bike. He sustained a fracture dislocation of his spine with a complete cord injury. Parth had no chance of recovery of normal function. EHA’s Duncan Hospital medical team stabilized his spine and he was slowly started on a rehab program. At first, he experienced denial and depression, but over time he accepted his new reality and grew more independent. Parth was glad to receive constant encouragement from Duncan’s spinal cord injury “fraternity.” They knew exactly what he was going through. Now he runs a small shop outside his home, selling snacks to support himself. Parth is thankful for Duncan’s rehabilitation team and all they did to get him back on the road to independence.