One January day, Cathy and her husband were out in their pole barn when she fell. “I hit my head hard, but didn’t think anything about the injury,” Cathy said. But over the next several hours, she began to experience dizziness, headaches, and shoulder pain.
Before suffering a stroke, Ruth Ann Bandy lived an active and busy life. The stroke affected Ruth Ann’s mobility in her right arm and leg, as well as her speech.
When she arrived at SIRH, Phyllis could only use her hands and move her toes. Her main focus was to walk again, though she doubted if it was possible.