As a mother of three active boys and working three jobs, it’s no secret that Amelia Clark, at 38, is a hard worker.
With no time left in her day to be ill, it was an unwelcome surprise when she started to feel sick at her local salon. Developing a sudden headache, she was soon unable to stand or walk. Emergency services were called, as Amelia remained baffled as to what was happening to her.
After she arrived at the emergency room, Amelia learned she had suffered a right-sided stroke. The process of stabilization began right away, preparing her for a move to rehabilitation a week later. Amelia chose to go to MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital because it had earned The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification in Stroke Rehabilitation.
Upon admission for rehabilitation, Amelia’s MidAmerica team and staff members welcomed her with warmth and care. As she moved forward on her new journey, Amelia’s therapists went to extra lengths to make sure she felt safe and comfortable. For extra motivation, she leaned on support from her mother, children, church family and friends. She remained positive and smiled, inspiring other patients to do the same. She even created a rap song about her experiences and MidAmerica to help her and others feel empowered on the road to recovery.