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      Sam King

      Samantha (Sam) King, 54, was retired and enjoying her time by going to church, listening to gospel music, reading the Bible and spending as much time as possible with her three children and five grandchildren. “My best friend is my daughter,… View more

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      Robert Adams

      In early February, Robert Adams returned home from a quick trip to the gas station. The 60-year-old Lancaster resident stepped out of the car and collapsed in the driveway. Luckily, Robert’s grandson saw him fall and immediately called for help.… View more

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      Mark Knott

      Mark Knott was enjoying life, spending time with his spouse, Vicky, and three sons, Lance, T.J. and Colton. He spent his days as a car salesman, a position he’s had for over 30 years. In his spare time, Mark loved riding his Harley motorcycle… View more

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      Robert Bretherick

      In July, 65-year-old Robert Bretherick sustained a work-related electrocution injury when the crane he was operating came into contact with power cables. He sustained multiple injuries involving his left upper extremity, torso and both… View more

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      Susan Stoke

      As a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Helen M. Simpson Rehabilitation Hospital, Susan Stoke interacted with patients on every shift, but she never imagined she’d soon become one of them.   It all started in July. Susan, 62, was enjoying… View more

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      Connie Smith-Johnson

      Constance (Connie) Smith-Johnson, 51, is always the life of the party when spending time with her large family – including her husband, four kids, and 15 grandkids. But in late May, she began having trouble walking, talking and breathing. A… View more

    • Tracey Carper

      Tracey Carper

        On May 13, Tracey Carper was at home going about her daily routine when she began feeling “a little off.” The 57-year-old airport worker felt unsteady and her left arm was tingling, which she first attributed to sleeping on it the wrong way.… View more

    • James Summers

      James Summers

      At 2 a.m., 36-year-old James Summers woke up to what felt like a “pop” in his abdomen, followed by searing pain. His mother drove him to the emergency room, where scans revealed a perforated colon. Transferred to UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg, James… View more

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      Leslie Proctor

      Leslie Proctor, a 53-year-old former certified nursing assistant from Harrisburg, PA, started to feel ill in November. She thought she might have a hernia and sought treatment, but her symptoms persisted. On January 3, she went to the UPMC… View more

    • Cynthia Perry

      Cynthia Perry

      As a municipal transit driver, Cynthia Perry started the day like any other — transporting residents around the city. By shift’s end, she called her mom asking to meet her at the local emergency room. Cynthia was feeling weakness in her… View more

    • Dennise Baker

      Dennise Baker

      Dennise Baker had always been content living alone in Alabama. It wasn’t until January 2019 that she realized living alone can have its drawbacks. After developing the flu and pneumonia, she was admitted to her local hospital. … View more

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      Mary Middaugh

      Mary Middaugh was experiencing issues with her knees, resulting in severe lack of mobility. Her doctor recommended operating on both knees at the same time. Mary had previously visited a friend in the Helen M. Simpson Rehabilitation Hospital… View more

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      Helen Deimler

      It was December when Helen Deimler fell from a chair while cleaning for Christmas. Helen came to the Helen M. Simpson Rehabilitation Hospital to recover and get to the things she loves. Helen speaks highly of the staff and her treatment.… View more