Patient Stories

  • Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy patient, Ahmed Vaid, stands proudly with his wife following treatment.

    Ahmed's Story: Returning to Simple Pleasures Following Stroke

    September 7, 2023

    About five weeks after arriving at TIRR Memorial Hermann for stroke rehabilitation, Ahmed did go home. He started outpatient therapy at Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy, which was closer to his home. Because the hospital is part of the Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network, Ahmed w...

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  • Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital - Katy patient, Yen Lang, returns to work in his kitchen.

    Yen's Story: Business Owner Returns to Running His Restaurant

    July 6, 2023

    After a sudden aneurysm and stroke, Yen Lang, returns home following inpatient rehabilitation through Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital - Katy.

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  • Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy patient, Michelle Marko, smiles for the camera after rehabilitation.

    Michelle's Story: Back to the Classroom

    May 18, 2022

    After sustaining an unlikely injury from a fall, Michelle learned that she had osteoporosis at 47. At Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital - Katy, she received the rehabilitation she needed to get back to teaching.

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  • Brad Tippit takes a photograph with his Ops team at TIRR Memorial Hermann.

    Brad's Story: Helping a Hero

    December 29, 2021

    As a detective with the Missouri City Police Department, Brad Tippit must be able to do all the physical activities that are an integral part of his job. However, after contracting COVID-19, he could not even walk.

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  • Thom Knapp

    Thom's Story: The Healing Touch

    November 10, 2020

    Thom Knapp's career was put on hold as his leg became severely infected and he had to be hospitalized at Memorial Hermann facilities. Thom was first hospitalized for approximately 5 days at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, where his diabetes was treated and it was determined that he had a severe i...

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  • Anthony Antwine using a walker as he regains mobility

    Anthony: Taking a Victory Lap

    September 18, 2020

    A spinal cord injury that started as a tingling sensation in his fingers quickly developed into numbness and immobility in his legs. After diagnosis and rehabilitation with Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital - Katy, Anthony has returned home and is walking again.

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  • Ruben enjoying the out doors following rehabilitation

    Ruben: Returning to the Great Outdoors

    August 7, 2020

    The scenery was stunning—waterfalls and streams created an ideal site for hiking. Ruben Menchaca had always loved camping and being out in nature, but this time something was wrong. His lower back was hurting, and not letting up. He thought it was from the long drive he and his wife took in...

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  • Edgar Venson during rehabilitation

    Edgar Venson: Back in the Saddle

    July 7, 2020

    When a stroke threatened to take away Edgar’s ability to ride his horse or strum his guitar, he turned to Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital – Katy. In February 2018, Edgar was at home in Sealy, Texas, getting into bed for the night when he began feeling a tingling sensation in ...

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  • Lewis on stage after rehabilitation

    Lewis: Back on Stage Making Music

    May 14, 2020

    After retiring in 2017, Lewis Frey turned his part-time love of playing his guitar, into a full-time job. He had regular gigs around the Houston area, and he and his band were enjoying entertaining their audiences. But, in June 2019 he had a stroke which put a pause in his playing. After his inpa...

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  • McKenzie

    McKenzy Winne: Traumatic Brain Injury

    January 10, 2013

    On September 15, 2007, McKenzy Winne was riding with two friends on the tailgate of a pickup truck. Suddenly and without warning, McKenzy was thrown from the tailgate. She tried to stand up, then collapsed in the street. After being flown to the Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas...

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