Robert Hoag was talking with his son during a barbecue when he accidentally fell off the deck of his Crystal, Michigan home. He initially was diagnosed with a torn meniscus, but Robert later began to lose feeling from his waist down. He returned to the doctor and an MRI revealed a spinal cord injury.
In this video, Robert and his wife, Rita, share his story of healing.
During Robert’s inpatient stay, he also worked with the hospital’s respiratory therapy team.
Shortly before his accident, Robert was diagnosed with sleep apnea. He worked with respiratory therapists to get a CPAP breathing machine. Since then, his restless nights have become, well, restful.
“I’m a completely new person,” he said.
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