Gayle Plummer

Gayle was rushing to get ready for her fiancé’s birthday party when she fell and fractured her hip. After surgery, she came to SJV with the goal to walk again on her wedding day.

David Guzman

David Guzman went to stand up one morning and felt like he could pass out. Following this feeling, the whole left side of his body went numb.

Guadalupe Hinojosa

Guadalupe Hinojosa was given a 10% chance of survival after contracting COVID-19 but never gave up.

James Hill

James Hill’s life was quickly interrupted when he suffered a stroke. His condition left him unable to take care of his daily activities, leading him to seek intensive therapy at SJV.

Mark Curtiss

After his hip replacement surgery, Mark’s doctors recommended he participate in physical therapy. He was referred to San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, which pleased him. Mark was familiar with SJVRH, as his mother had been a patient and had only great things to say about her experience.

Celeste Marquez

After a severe car accident, Celeste woke up overwhelmed with the death of her husband. She also had to deal with her right leg amputation and extreme pain from multiple surgeries.

Chevita Taylor

Chevita’s son rushed her to the hospital after finding her on the floor at home. She suffered a stroke that left her unable to walk or use her upper limbs. Although intimidated at first, she stayed dedicated to her recovery at SJVRH.

Susan A.

While out to dinner with her husband, Susan began having difficulties swallowing. She didn’t think anything of it and went on with her night. Shortly after returning home, she suffered a stroke leaving her unable to walk or talk.

Thierry L.

Thierry L. couldn’t move the right side of his body after suffering a stroke at work. With the help of his care team, he accomplished his recovery goals including, managing stress.


During a vacation with his family, Carlos contracted COVID-19. He followed his physician’s recommendation and started intensive therapy at SJV.