Patient Stories

An accident, an injury, an illness … and suddenly nothing is the same again. But life isn't about what has been lost. It's about all that we have. It's not about boundaries, but about boundless hope and determination. It's not about dreams ended, but endless dreams. And it's certainly not about not about disability, but the ability to live life to its fullest.

There really are no limits to what can be achieved. And no one knows that better than the thousands of individuals who choose Kessler for their rehabilitation each year. Here are just a few of their stories.

Eric LeGrand

Spinal Cord Injury

The first thing you notice about Eric LeGrand is his smile...Read More

Courtney King Dye

Brain Injury

To be an Olympic athlete takes great skill...Read More

Janet Davis


Janet Davis has a rare gift. The former singer and radio personality...Read More

Gerald Veneziano

Multiple Trauma

Police often have a sixth sense, a kind of built-in radar...Read More

Linda & David Kubert


Most married couples share interests...Read More

Aljean Maeweather


In the Psalms, it is written: "Make a joyful noise..." but to Aljean...Read More

Ray Johnson

Brain Injury

Weather permitting, Ray Johnson enjoyed riding his bicycle...Read More

Jean Altomari

Spinal Cord Injury

Jean Altomari and a group of friends were enjoying a terrific Caribbean cruise...Read More

Lamar Baker

Multiple Sclerosis

When he walked, Lamar Baker felt like there was a golf ball...Read More

Mark Huff


Late one afternoon on his way home from work, Mark Huff...Read More

Bradford C. Berk M.D.

Spinal Cord Injury

Bradford Berk's life took a devastating turn. While riding his bicycle...Read More

George Eberhardt


According to George Eberhardt, if you live long enough...Read More

Morty Kwestel

Brain Injury

Morty Kwestel has a scientific mind – logical, analytical...Read More

Derek Bauer

Multiple Trauma

Super Bowl Sunday … but Derrick Bauer didn't make it to the party ...Read More