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Spinal Cord Injury Patient Stories

Laetitia Hatem

RIC Spinal Cord Injury Patient Story

Watch this video and see how Laetitia Hatem traveled more than 10,000 miles from Beirut to Chicago.

See Laetitia's amazing journey.

Michele Lee

Michele Lee

Michele Lee found a career and an aptitude for art through RIC's Second Look program.

Read Michele's patient story.

Jorge Alfaro

Jorge Alfaro

Jorge suffered a spinal cord injury after being shot at the age of 15.

Read Jorge's patient story.

Charles Kay

Charles Kay

Charles experienced a traumatic spinal cord injury from a swimming pool accident.

Read Charles' patient story.

Martine Maenhout

Martine Maenhout

Emergency surgery to remove a spinal column blood clot left Martine paralyzed below the waist.

Read Martine's patient story.

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Quality Outcomes

Spinal cord injuries are highly complex and present the need for a customized treatment plan according to the goals of each patient. RIC's highly experienced clinical specialists deliver individualized care infusing cutting-edge research to regain as much ability and function as is possible. When it comes to quality, RIC's approach to Spinal Cord Injury recovery delivers:

RIC is the region's #1 Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation provider

  • RIC treats more inpatients than any other specialty hospital in the Midwest.
  • RIC cared for more than 500 spinal cord inpatients last year alone.

RIC delivers the best recovery outcomes from Spinal Cord Injury

  • RIC treats the most complex spinal cord injuries in the nation.
  • RIC consistently discharges more patients to home than the national and regional averages.

RIC leads in the development of groundbreaking research and treatments for spinal cord injury

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