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1st Q. 2023 Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award Nominees

Monday, Jul 18, 2022

The 2023 1st Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

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Doctors feared the worst, but this CT teen was able to walk at graduation following devastating crash

Friday, Jul 08, 2022

Greenwich Time
Maggie Vanoni

Jerry Houlihan and Elizabeth Gower were told by doctors last summer to expect the worst.

Their daughter, Eva Houlihan, was in a coma and suffering severe brain trauma from a car crash that killed her boyfriend, Ryan Rutledge. Eva had received emergency craniotomy surgery, yet doctors couldn’t predict how or if she’d recover.

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare: A ‘Hospital of the Future’

Friday, Jul 08, 2022

Rehab Management
Industry News

The Hospital of the Future highlights Gaylord’s Think Possible culture and patient-focused team approach through interviews from leadership, staff and former patients including: Jillian Harpin, who sustained a spinal cord injury at 23 after falling off a third-floor hotel balcony in Mexico; Garrett Mendez, a hockey player who suffered a massive brain stem stroke at 19 after hitting his head during a game; and Sonia Bonsu, a young professional who suffered full-body paralysis after developing a viral infection called ADEM while visiting family in Ghana. 

Producer Burt Wolf said that his motivation for the segment stemmed from his own experience of piecing together a rehabilitation plan after suffering a heart attack several years ago. 

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A Middletown man’s heart was hanging on ‘by a very thin thread’ at Hartford Hospital after a crash. Now he’s ready to try out for semi-pro football.

Friday, Jul 08, 2022

Hartford Courant
By Ed Stannard

When the medical team reached Jamir Hamilton on June 22, 2021, after a horrific crash that killed the driver and injured another friend, his chances of survival were almost zero.

Hamilton, who turned 20 Thursday, had a tear in his aorta so severe it was held together only by “wispy connective tissue,” which kept him from bleeding out...

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Warren native overcomes blindness to run 14 marathons, excel at adaptive sports

Friday, Jul 08, 2022

Rhode Island Gazette
By Ethan Hartley

Some people search a lifetime for a purpose that gives their lives meaning. For Warren native Robert Sanchas, it took losing his vision — and struggling through a period of literal and psychological darkness — in order for him to be able to truly see.

Despite being legally blind, Sanchas has now run 14 marathons, including the most recent Boston Marathon, and has competed and won gold medals in some of the top adaptive sports competitions in the country.

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Epileptic tech worker, 36, who had his legs amputated after falling in front of NYC subway train when he had seizure plans to run obstacle-strewn 5K and a 6K on his prosthetics

Friday, Jul 08, 2022

Daily Mail.com
By RONNY REYES FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
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A man who lost both his legs after suffering a seizure and falling onto a New York City subway platform plans to take on a 5K  obstacle course and 6K race this weekend after training with prosthetic legs for a year. 

Roman Leykin, 36, a former tech worker from Brooklyn who was diagnosed with epilepsy as a teenager, was stuck with a seizure while commuting to work...

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Stamford man had both legs amputated after a subway accident. Obstacle-filled 5K race? 'Bring it on'

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022

Stamford Advocate
By Brianna Gurciullo
June 25, 2022

STAMFORD — About four years ago, Roman “Rome” Leykin lost both of his legs above the knee in a subway accident.

This weekend, the Stamford resident will participate in two races.

Saturday was the Gaylord Gauntlet at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s campus in Wallingford, where Leykin faced two dozen obstacles along a course slightly longer than a 5K.

“Bring it on. I can’t wait,” Leykin said in an interview earlier in the week, adding that he was looking forward to the challenge.

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SUNDAY SHOWCASE: ‘Still batting, Team Alena Strong!’ Softball, Gaylord Gauntlet fuel recovery for Wallingford teen

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022

My Record Journal.com
By Sean Krofssik
June 19, 2022 

WALLINGFORD — Almost a year ago to the day, Wallingford teenager Alena D'Antonio had surgery to remove a tumor from the right side of her brain.

It was love from family and friends, along with therapy at Gaylord Special Care, that helped her heal and brought her through the tough times.

So did softball.

Two months after her June 2021 surgery, D’Antonio was back on the field, playing slow-pitch softball in the Wallingford Girls Softball League on a team coached by her dad, Dom.

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2022 Gaylord Gauntlet 5k Honors 2 Adaptive Athletes

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022

NBC News
By Jolie Sherman  

Every year, Gaylord Hospital hosts the Gaylord Gauntlet, a 5k run and obstacle course. The best part: it celebrates athletes who have overcome life-changing injuries. 

Mud pits, walls, and a giant rock were three of the 24 obstacle courses runners tackled on Saturday. Among the participants were strong minds like Jay Ross from Plymouth.

"In 2018, I was in a motorcycle accident that got me paralyzed from the waist down," said Jay Ross, Gaylord Gauntlet's 2022 Feature Adaptive Athlete

 

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2022 Gaylord Gauntlet 5k Honors 2 Adaptive Athletes

Monday, Jun 27, 2022

NBC 30
By Jolie Sherman
June 25, 2022

Every year, Gaylord Hospital hosts the Gaylord Gauntlet, a 5k run and obstacle course. The best part: it celebrates athletes who have overcome life-changing injuries. 

Mud pits, walls, and a giant rock were three of the 24 obstacle courses runners tackled on Saturday. Among the participants were strong minds like Jay Ross from Plymouth.

"In 2018, I was in a motorcycle accident that got me paralyzed from the waist down," said Jay Ross, Gaylord Gauntlet's 2022 Feature Adaptive Athlete.

 

 

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