“Laurie was in a lot of physical discomfort, was very dependent, and quite anxious and discouraged upon her arrival to Hope,” Kendra Greiner, Laurie’s therapeutic recreation specialist explains. “However, as her stay progressed she had a total shift in her attitude and ability to tolerate pain. She was now giving 110% effort. Her confidence and determination played a huge factor in all of the gains she made.”
Karen Foster, Laurie’s psychologist, agrees. “Laurie improved her mood management considerably. She engaged in our sessions and practiced the recommended coping skills. She was receptive to encouragement from staff as well as her husband. It really made a difference.”
Laurie doesn’t claim complete credit for her comeback, however.