“As a result of a car accident I had a burst fracture of the T-12 vertebra. Instantly I knew I was paralyzed. My family was told at the time that I would probably never walk again.

From the beginning I was treated by River Rehab like family. The folks there were encouraging and had me up and on my feet the first week I started. I have been walking ever since. Now my recovery may not be typical, but I really believe the folks at River Rehab were a big part of my recovery.”

—Michelle Pate