When Lionel was admitted to Far Rockaway Center, he was terrified. Even worse than the actual stroke itself, he had lost his memory. It was as if the house he had lived in his whole life had burned to the ground.
He was lost. He couldn’t walk. He couldn’t eat. And most distressing—he couldn’t remember his children.
The team worked together. The physical therapists taught him how to walk again. The speech therapists taught him how to eat again. And over two years, we all worked together to rebuild his memory. We pushed him hard, but we’ll never forget the first time he could wiggle his toes, swallow properly, and recall where he had come from.
“I will always remember the good people of Far Rockaway Center and the great work they do.”