Comeback Stories

Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital has helped thousands of people move forward with their lives. Here are some examples below.

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    Bob Beliveau

    When an autoimmune disorder he had never even heard of made it impossible for him to speak, walk or even swallow, Bob Beliveau longed to return to his life as a husband, father and teacher. It was that love of family and vocation that drove his long journey back. Read the Full Story »

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    Mark LaPlante

    After hours of lying in the sub-zero, snow-covered woods of Maine with two broken legs, a shattered right arm and frostbitten fingers, Mark LaPlante hoped against hope that someone would find him. And when they finally did, his hopes shifted to living life the way he once had. Take the journey back with Mark. Read the Full Story »

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    Stephen Kennedy

    Stephen’s life was going in the right direction. A paramedic who had recently earned a supervisory position, he had just bought a new home with his wife-to-be. Then a stroke changed his life’s direction. Find out how Stephen got back on track and reclaimed his life. Read the Full Story »

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    Peg Kirby

    A mother, a grandmother, a wife, and a child psychologist – Peg Kirby lived a busy life. So when she got some free time, she enjoyed every minute of it – traveling, canoeing, even piloting planes. That all ended when Peg lost her leg in a motorcycle accident. But she didn’t stand still for long. Read the Full Story »

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    Helen

    Nothing would stop her.  Not even a stroke. Helen Hillard thought a simple surgery would have her back on her feet in no time. But a stroke changed those plans – and her life.  It could have stopped her, but 83-year-old Helen had other plans. Read the Full Story »

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    Cara

    Cara’s spirit carried her through a lot.  But no one could have anticipated this. An active mother with two small children, Cara Paradise wasn’t used to letting a simple flu get her down.  But when that ‘flu’ revealed itself to be viral encephalitis, Cara almost lost it all.  Find out how she came back. Read the Full Story »

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