Former Patient Mentors Current Patients
Three days in the Intensive Care Unit, four weeks at The Rehabilitation
Center at Southern Regional Medical Center and a strong will allowed Charles
Stanley to regain his health after suffering a stroke that left him paralyzed
on the right side of his body.
His favorite scripture, Hebrews 13:5, states “I will never leave
thee nor forsake thee”. Stanley attributes his faith, family and
the staff at The Rehabilitation Center with helping him during his recovery.
“The entire staff from the admissions coordinators and nurses to
the therapists was excellent and went the extra mile for me” says
Stanley. Although he admits speech therapy provided the most challenge
for him, he praises the treatment plan Dr. Foster created that consisted
of occupational and physical therapy as well. A video of the different
stages of his progress, created by his family, is utilized by the staff
regularly to show patients and their families an in-depth view of the
results stemming from the services offered at The Rehabilitation Center.
Stanley’s journey back to positive health has also given him an opportunity
to start a new phase in life. Twice a month, he and his wife mentor those
who are currently experiencing rehabilitation. They encourage and offer
insight to three to five patients per visit dependent upon the patients’
schedules. He states, “I thank God for that excellent floor, and
I just wanted to give back”.