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A girl who thought she’d by no means stroll once more after contracting COVID-19 was reunited together with her rehabilitation workforce at Orlando Regional Medical Middle Friday.
37-year-old Geneva Brier-Daniels, a U.S. Navy veteran and mom of three wakened paralyzed in September 2021 after initially experiencing COVID-19 signs. She was later identified with a uncommon situation known as transverse myelitis. A situation attributable to a virus, leading to irritation of the spinal cord.
“I’m a ‘go, go, go’ kind individual. [I’m] up earlier than the children, fall asleep approach after, all the time juggling a pair aspect jobs. It halted my life dramatically,” stated Brier-Daniels.
On Friday, Brier-Daniels and dozens of different spinal cord injury sufferers who have been admitted into Orlando Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Institute have been reunited with their rehabilitation workforce.
“The explanations we develop it are mainly unknown,” stated Dr. Barinder Mahal, a doctor with the Orlando Health Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Institute. “The suspected trigger in her case was COVID so we didn’t have quite a lot of information to see how sufferers would do over time.”
Following her paralysis, Brier-Daniels was admitted to the Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Middle.
“Geneva would ask me each day, ‘Crissy, am I going to stroll once more,’” stated Orlando Health bodily remedy scientific specialist Crissy Voigtmann, PT, DPT, NCS. “I’m all the time pushing and hoping for the very best. She had all of the indications that she would begin strolling once more however we didn’t know what that might appear to be.”
Brier-Daniels, whose kids are 7, 5 and a pair of, has continued to work with the Orlando Health bodily remedy workforce over the previous yr as an outpatient.
“That is exhausting however fortunately they know what they’re doing. Each week there’s one thing new. I’m progressing in a roundabout way. This isn’t the tip for me by any means. I’ve the cane, which I’m grateful for, however I’m hoping to return to my outdated self quickly,” stated Brier-Daniels.