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Covid Survivor Returns Home

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

New Haven Independent
by SOPHIE SONNENFELD | May 17, 2021

After six long months battling Covid-19, Aondre Chapman is finally out of the hospital and back at home.

Aondre and his wife Tonya met up with the Independent Saturday to talk about the arduous path he’s taken en route to recovery.

“It’s been a journey,” Tonya said from Aondre’s bedside.

That journey began on Nov. 12.

Aondre has worked as a bus driver for 22 years, and was employed by Greater Bridgeport Transit.

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'Paralyzed' in November, he's ready to run a 5K in June

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

New Haven Register

By Pam McLoughlin
May 14, 2021

After becoming paralyzed in November from Guillain-Barre Syndrome - a rare autoimmune disorder likely triggered by an earlier case of COVID - Gregory Whitehouse learned to walk all over again at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare.

Today Greg is preparing to conquer the June 26 Gaylord Gauntlet 5K Trail and Obstacle Run as the 2021 Gauntlet featured adaptive athlete. The New Haven Register covered Greg's journey "from Gaylord to Gauntlet."

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Katie's Comeback

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Fox 61 News

By Jimmy Altman

Katie's Comeback: FOX 61 News and reporter Jimmy Altman share Katie's comeback after a serious skiing accident. A nurse who works in the ER at Backus Hospital, Katie is doing her rehab at Gaylord and says that her recovery has given her new insights into being a nurse. Watch Here

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It's Your Health: Recovered from COVID, yet in it for the long haul

Monday, Apr 26, 2021

TheMiddletownPress

By Laura Falt
April 13, 2021

MIDDLETOWN — Over a year into the pandemic, vaccinations for COVID-19 are providing Connecticut residents hope. In all, 977,061 state residents have been fully vaccinated, and U.S. air travel over Easter weekend hit record numbers since before the pandemic...

Another local resource for long-haulers is Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford. For information, visit gaylord.org or call 203-284-2845.

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ADAPTIVE SPORTS: Gaylord looks to add pickleball to its repertoire

Monday, Apr 26, 2021

MyRecordJournal.com
April 13, 2021 07:53PM

By Sean Krofssik , Record-Journal staff

WALLINGFORD — The sound of balls hitting paddles filled the air at Harrison Park on Tuesday afternoon as about two dozen pickleballers took to the courts.

They were joined by two women from Gaylord Specialty Healthcare: ‎Sports Association Program Manager Katie Joly and Adaptive Sports Program Specialist Debbie Gibilaro.

The duo took the court to learn the ins and outs of pickleball in hopes of adding it to their current offering of 15 sports at Gaylord.

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Two Articles Written by Gaylord Physical Therapists Featured in Rehab Management Magazine

Monday, Apr 26, 2021

Rehab Management Magazine
March/April 2021

"Why Sit When You Can Stand?" by Jillian Cacopardo, MPT, ATP/SMS, which begins on page 8,  and "Healthy Choices for CRT" by Caitlin Boland, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS, which begins on page 16, were featured in the March/April 2021 edition of Rehab Management Magazine. Cacopardo was also featured on the front cover. Rehab Management Digital Edition

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4th Q. 2021 Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award Nominees

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

The 2021 4th Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

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It's Your Health: Recovered from COVID, yet in it for the long haul

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021

Middletown Press
Laura Falt
April 13, 2021

MIDDLETOWN — Over a year into the pandemic, vaccinations for COVID-19 are providing Connecticut residents hope. In all, 977,061 state residents have been fully vaccinated, and U.S. air travel over Easter weekend hit record numbers since before the pandemic...

Another local resource for long-haulers is Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford. For information, visit gaylord.org or call 203-284-2845.

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‘Listen to me, I almost died. Go get the shot, please’: CT COVID survivor urges everyone to get vaccine

Friday, Apr 09, 2021

WTNH Channel 8
by: Lisa Carberg

Posted: Apr 8, 2021 / 07:41 

(WTNH) — A Connecticut COVID-19 survivor wants you to hear about her ordeal if you are hesitant about getting the vaccine. She almost died. Some steadfast dietitians at a rehab center gave her the strength to fight back.

Gianna Consiglio, a mother of three refused to give up in the hospital or rehab. She lost her appetite and food became what it took to bring her back. She is now a COVID long-hauler, refusing to let it stop her from sharing her vaccination message.

 

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Long-Haulers: Workers with lingering COVID-19 side effects create new challenges for employers

Friday, Apr 09, 2021

New Haven BIZ
April 1, 2021

By Patricia Villers

Returning to work can be challenging for people who are COVID-19 “long-haulers,” those who have recovered from the virus but are dealing with long-term effects.

Vic Gara of West Granby, the president and CEO of West Hartford aerospace parts manufacturer United Tool and Die Co., has been out of work for almost a year because of lingering symptoms from the virus.

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