During a road trip returning home, Joe Matthews blacked out at the wheel after contracting COVID-19 and pneumonia. The accident nearly took his life and left him with a crushed left arm.
Living completely independent, Dennis Ty kept busy working and staying involved in his community. But his life was put on hold after suffering a severe myocardial infarction and stroke. Because of the severity of his illness, he was given just a 12% chance to survive.
Sharon Vaske was taken to the emergency room after her cold-like symptoms worsened. There she was diagnosed with COVID-19 and later suffered a stroke.
Terrence Fitzpatrick was involved in a car accident that left him with severe back pain. After his second major spinal surgery, the Gateway staff helped him return to an independent lifestyle.
Walking home one day, Jerry Adkins slipped on a patch of ice and fell, smacking his head on the ground. As a result, Jerry suffered bleeding in his brain.
“I know I made the best choice in choosing Gateway,” she stated. “I would not be where I am today without them.”