Charles Stanley

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”.