David McDermott

Activity was the norm for David McDermott before a recent hospitalization left him bedbound for over a month. David enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time and could often be found working on his lawn and maintaining his cars.

Bert Krueger

Bert’s incredible journey began with admission to the ICU at Sanford Hospital, where he was diagnosed with respiratory failure and persistent neuromuscular weakness. Tests provided more insight into the cause of Bert’s respiratory failure, revealing spinal stenosis at C3-C6. Bert was placed on a ventilator and underwent surgery on his spine.

Marie Thompson gives a thumbs up

Marie Thompson

Marie Thompson has spent her whole life giving to others. After retiring as a social worker, specifically helping the elderly and disabled, Marie remained active as a volunteer. She worked with AARP’s tax aid program and gave her time to her church and Bible study fellowship. “I lived an active and busy life,” Marie shared. Then Marie received her cancer diagnosis.

Brad snuggles his grandchild while in the hospital

Brad Schumann

Brad retired and moved to North Dakota to be close to his grandchildren. But a hemorrhagic stroke changed everything.

Mary with her care team

Mary Buechler

COVID-19 threatened not only Mary’s activities but her very life itself. Diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia, Mary was admitted to the ICU at the acute care hospital. Her condition progressively worsened, and her respiratory status failed to improve. The hospital called Mary’s family to make a difficult decision on what would happen next.

Gisela takes a photo with her family and the Vibra staff

Gisela Wold

Gisela Wold woke up to a house fire that left her with severe injuries including inhalation burns. Despite the obstacles in front of her, she worked hard at her recovery.

Perry and Shawn smiles for the camera

Perry Weekes

Perry Weekes came to Vibra to recover from COVID-19. He faced a long list of complications that came with his condition but never lost his will to fight.