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Leo Corl

Leo arrived at HealthSouth in a wheelchair on October 10, unable to move his left arm or his left leg. He spent 17 days at the hospital, working hard in physical and occupational therapy for three hours a day, and progressed to the use of a walker.

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Elroy Dixon

Elroy Dixon

As a registered nurse, Dixon has worked in many healthcare settings, including hospitals and nursing homes. Recently, when his father, Elroy, had a stroke, Alfred encouraged him to go to HealthSouth Nittany Valley for rehabilitation.

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Robert Leyman

Robert Lehman

Robert (Bob) Lehman, of Bellefonte, recently celebrated 50 years of marriage with his wife, Alice.  Together, they have been through a lot, including Lehman’s recent hospitalizations and rehabilitation, for conditions related to speech, swallowing and breathing.

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Marvin Kohler

Marvin Kohler

Marvin Kohler, 54, can’t speak; he uses an electronic communication device to type words, or his wife Crystine speaks for him.  He also has no use of his right arm.  However, despite difficult physical limitations due to a stroke, Marvin is an artist.

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Don Miller

Donald Miller

Retired Centre County resident Donald Miller recently had a stroke and suffered from left side paralysis, which affected his left arm and leg, the left side of his face, and his speech.

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Louise Mundy

Louise Mundy

Louise Mundy was in a car accident that resulted in multiple injuries, and was sent to Geisinger Medical Center for treatment.   After her recovery at Geisinger, Louise knew that it was time for rehabilitation, and the choice was easy.

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Penelope Young

Penelope Young

A recent hip surgery and a heart failure diagnosis caused Penelope Young to become too weak to safely stay at home.  

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Robert Forbes

Robert Forbes

When Forbes started rehabilitation, he was in a wheelchair. His goal was to go home and remain independent.

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Robert Haller

Robert Haller

Bob Haller, 82, of Lewistown, was enjoying a family reunion in Chicago when a sensation in his left leg turned into a life-altering event.  


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Robert (Bob) T. Murrell

Robert (Bob) T. Murrell

Bob Murrell was a recent inpatient at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania. After a hip fracture, he needed to regain strength.

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Russell Trego

Russell Trego

“I’m an independent man, and I want to stay that way,” says Russell Trego, Jr., 58, of McAlisterville. That is a common sentiment among many people facing rehabilitation after an injury, illness or surgery.

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John Zeleznick

John Zeleznick

John Zeleznick, 85, worked as a self-employed barber for 60 years. He retired and went on regular golf outings, a highlight of his retirement. John’s golf game, and many other aspects of his life, changed when he suffered a stroke while at home.

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Victoria Nelson

Victoria Nelson

“After running a half-marathon in Virginia, I remember feeling like something was not right in my head.”  Months of trying to determine the cause of her symptoms resulted in an MRI which showed a brain tumor, called a vestibular schwannoma.

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