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Benjamin Hoffman – A Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Story

Editor’s note: As part of our holiday campaign, Mary Free Bed is asking former patients to tell us about their rehabilitation experience. What follows is one of those stories My name is Benjamin Hoffman and I was a patient at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in January, 2013. In December, 2012, I was diagnosed with…
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Man Overcomes Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Restores His Independence

  Robert Clark, an avid tennis player, awoke with a severe backache after an exhausting match the day before. His condition deteriorated from there – loss of finger, hand, arm and leg movement until Robert was completely paralyzed. His diagnosis turned out to be Guillain-Barré syndrome, a serious disorder that occurs when the body’s immune…
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Robert Clark Defies Odds After Suffering Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Robert Clark’s morning seemed ordinary enough. He went through his normal routine and played tennis. It wasn’t until the backache set in that he thought something might be wrong. He went home and took some ibuprofen, something he rarely resorted to. The next day, his back felt better, but his fingertips tingled and one side…
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Teen With Brain Injury Surprised at Rehabilitation Possibilities

While Josh Franklin reports Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital therapists went the extra mile when it came to rehabilitation, he, too, put in a lot of hard work to regain function. After undergoing brain surgery, Josh was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a disorder characterized by ascending paralysis.