Patients Share Success Stories


Bob Belvieau

Bob Belvieau

Bob Belvieau, a lifelong teacher, tells his story of recovery at Fairlawn after being diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. Click the "Read More" button to watch the video of Bob's story.

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Helen Hillard - 200

Helen Hillard

“My father always told me that you’re only as good as the people behind you,” said Helen Hillard, stroke survivor at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital. With these therapists behind me, I couldn’t help but improve. They give me incentive to move forward.”

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Mark LaPlante

Mark LaPlante

Mark LaPlante tells his story of recovery at Fairlawn after a traumatic snowmobile accident. Click the "Read More" button to watch the video of Mark's story.

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Peg Kirby

Peg Kirby

Peg Kirby describes her experience at Fairlawn recovering as an amputee after a traumatic motorcycle accident. Click the "Read More" button to watch the video of Peg's story.

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Stephen Kennedy

Stephen Kennedy

Stephen Kennedy, local paramedic and firefighter, shares his story of recovering from a stroke at Fairlawn. Click the "Read More" button to watch the video of Stephen's story.

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Cara Paradise

Cara Paradise

Cara Paradise tells her story of recovery at Fairlawn after encephalitis left her physically and cognitively paralyzed. Click the "Read More" button to watch the video of Cara's story.

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John Durkin - 200

John Durkin

John's story speaks to the advantages of the collaboration between Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital and UMass Memorial Health Care. It is a collaboration that allowed him to enjoy an easy transition from acute care to acute rehabilitation and then onto outpatient rehabilitation. 

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Marian Bell - 200

Marian Bell

Last year, following a stroke and aneurysm surgery, Marian Bell lost her ability to do something we all do thousands of times a day without a moment’s thought. She lost her ability to swallow. 

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Peg Markvenas - 200

Peggy Markvenas

After having suffered complete paralysis from a little-known syndrome called Guillian-Barre Syndrome and spending two years in a hospital environment, I began my journey at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital’s Outpatient Center.

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Fairlawn Brought Me Back

Fairlawn- Brought Me Back

Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital makes a difference in people’s lives.         

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Our hospital provides care for those who are ready to be discharged from a hospital but not ready to return home. Treatment and care is designed to bridge the gap between hospital and home. Anyone who is limited functionally from an injury or illness can benefit from rehabilitation.

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