August 04, 2022
Healing Journey Reflection: Marcus Hyman
Carlotta Mohamed wrote a piece on the healing journey of Marcus Hyman, a former resident of Holliswood Center. An excerpt of her article “Jamaica nursing home residents reflect on healing journey” is included below.
“Hyman had stayed at Valley Stream Hospital for 10 days before he was discharged and went to Holliswood. He had lost all feeling on the left side of his body, unable to move his arm and leg. After going through physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy at the center, Hyman has regained 80% strength in his left leg and 40% in his left arm.
Through Jintronix, an easy-to-use virtual rehabilitation platform designed for physical and occupational therapy combining rehab movements, virtual games and motion sensing cameras, Hyman has started to gain control of his middle section and is able to walk with a small walker. His speech has returned back to normal.
Though he’s overweight and not diabetic, Hyman has lost a total of 80 pounds since leaving the hospital and checking in at the center. He plans to continue losing the weight, as it will relieve some pressure on his knee.
Hyman said he is thankful to everyone at the center who has helped him in his recovery process. He is hoping to return to his favorite thing: mixing music and DJing at events.”
Read the full article from Carlotta Mohamed!