Mike's Story: After a Spinal Stroke

Mike's Story: After a Spinal Stroke

Mike Shadday’s spinal stroke is rare and it’s even rarer in someone in their 20s. With only a little movement in the toes and ankle of one foot, Mike didn’t know if he would ever walk again. He has made tremendous progress through his rehab as an inpatient at Gaylord. Mike attributes much of his recovery to a lot of hard work infused with the support of his girlfriend, Haley, his family, and his team of nurses and therapy staff at Gaylord. Mike, and Haley, who is an occupational therapist, carefully researched where he should go for his rehab. As a result of extensive physical, occupational and aquatic therapy, Mike was able to walk out of Gaylord with a walker.


  1. Joe Zibell on January 9, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    I just watched Mike’s story and I want to say what a remarkable recovery you’ve made Mike and kudos the Gaylord Hospital I myself was the patient at Gaylord find November 2nd 2011 I suffered a brain aneurysm was life stars at Hartford Hospital two surgeries 5 weeks in a coma my family was able to get me a bed is Gaylord when I woke up from the coma and immediately started physical and occupational therapy at Dillard Hospital I had to learn how to walk all over again stand up and sit down without falling over I had lost partial vision which has since been restored but it took a year and 9 months for that to happen working with a physician who is on call at Gaylord working with patients with brain trauma affecting the eyes I kits a is enough about what Gaylord hospital has done for me and since getting out of there and continuing my recovery shortly afterwards I told my family that is far as Christmas and my birthday is on Father’s Day and what have you anything that they’re thinking about giving me put it in a check and send it to the Gaylord fond which each has responded in a positive way and doing that in a little bit here twenty-five bucks fifty bucks it all adds up and it all goes to one of the finest Rehabilitation hospitals on the planet God bless you all a gaylord physical occupational speech therapist everybody involved in the cured teams your doctors I am just blessed 12 had the opportunity to procure my recovery recovery over there God bless you all Gaylord Hospital

  2. Dawn Marie on January 9, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    I had a spinal stroke on 4-23-15. It’s a rough road

  3. Cj Hull on January 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Great attitude Mike! Gaylord is a special Hospital with special People, glad you were able to do your rehab there.

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