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June 11, 2020

Edward Climbs His Way to Recovery

From an emergency flight to Maui to contracting COVID-19, Hale Makua resident, Edward Kawewehi, has quite a story to share when he returns home to Kona. Edward’s journey began in early March ...

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Tags: rehab, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, testimonial, success stories

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April 03, 2020

Rehab Got Arinda Moving to the Beat

Arinda Onobay’s whole world changed when she suffered a stroke back in February.  When she was admitted to Hale Makua for rehab, she was faced with many challenges.  The stroke affe...

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Tags: rehab, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, testimonial, success stories

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March 13, 2020

Robert Kerr Finds Inspiration During His Recovery

After receiving chemotherapy and experiencing several falls at home, Robert Kerr ended up in the hospital and then was later admitted to Hale Makua for rehab.  Not only had he injured his leg ...

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February 20, 2020

Alfred Wylie Sets Sights on Dancing to Rock-N-Roll Again

It takes a team to turn a goal into reality. After a stroke landed Alfred Wylie in the hospital, Alfred was discharged to Hale Makua for rehab. The stroke left Alfred unable to stand, dress himself...

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January 23, 2020

Margaret Learns to Walk Again

Margaret Kaiama, fondly called "Margo", remembers visiting Hale Makua with her sister when they were both little. She recalls being saddened to see the nursing home residents slumped in t...

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Tags: rehab, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, testimonial

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November 14, 2019

Rehab Helps Keoki Adjust After Losing His Leg

In 1998 Keoki had a stroke that limited the mobility on the left side of his body. Already living with diabetes, this made caring and managing his health a little more difficult. He made adjustment...

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Tags: rehab, Occupational Therapy, testimonial

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October 22, 2019

Rehab Helps Sandra on Her Road to Recovery

Sandra Wainui is thankful to be alive, and grateful for everyone who has helped her along her road to recovery. A road which was filled with many bumps and turns. It all started with a fall, which ...

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June 20, 2019

Stan Regains Strength with a Smile

Stan Bascar was admitted to Hale Makua after being hit by a car, leaving him with a broken hip and multiple other injuries. When he arrived, he wasn’t able to walk, sit up on his own, transfe...

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April 12, 2019

Rehab Therapists Help Walter Recover from a Stroke

In January, Walter Brzinski, a vibrant, active 75 year old, went in for a cardiac procedure, but during the procedure, he had a stroke leaving him completely dependent on others for care. With the ...

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Tags: rehab, Occupational Therapy, testimonial

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June 20, 2018

Stephanie Makes Strides Toward Getting Home

Stephanie Smith is 53 years young, and has a vibrant personality that welcomes everyone she encounters. Maybe it’s her 25 year history as a Social Worker, or maybe it’s just something s...

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Tags: rehab, testimonial, success stories, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy