Bill Swick's Recovery at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

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Bill's Story: The Importance of Family & Recovery


Commander Bill Swick began experiencing progressive weakness in his legs due to a herniated spinal cord. After courageously walking into surgery, he awoke paralyzed and unable to move his legs. Watch Bill's story and learn more about spinal cord injuries.

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The inpatient care teams at AbilityLab help patients reach their goals and return to home, work, or school with a combination of therapy, science and technology. See what makes our integrated, translational care model different. 

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