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Patient Stories

The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine has developed a patient and family centered care model that integrates our patients fully in their rehabilitation process. Our success has been acknowledged with national recognition, but more importantly, it is acknowledged by the thanks we receive from our patients.

Our patient stories provide a personal glimpse into the improved quality of life that rehabilitation can provide, and demonstrate why our program is so highly respected.



Jim Schofeld An auto accident in July of 2001 resulted in a C5/6 spinal cord injury for Jim Schoeld and 10 weeks on the rehab unit. He credits his team with helping him to understand that he could once again be mobile and independent.
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Greer Tavel
Greer Tavel
had a stroke in 2003, and stayed at UWMC rehab unit for almost three months.
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Chris Blanchard
Chris Blanchard
was injured on August 14, 1997 while working at Chihuly studios when he fell 20-25 ft. from a scissor lift, landing on his back on the concrete floor. He sustained a C5-6 spinal cord injury.
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Stacy Rosevear Stacy Rosevear - Following a massive stroke at age 27, Stacy Rosevear found herself paralyzed. A ventilator helped her breathe and she was fed through a tube. She was scared, but thankfully not alone.
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Featured Patient Care Article

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) & Maintaining Healthy Bowels

For patients with spinal cord injury, each person's bowel program should be individualized to fit his/her own needs, type of nerve damage (upper or lower motor neuron) and other factors.

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Featured Patient Story

Jim Schoeld

Jim SchoeldJim Schoeld credits his UW rehabilitation team with helping him to understand that he could once again be mobile and independent following an accident that resulted in a severe spinal cord injury.
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