Be Inspired

“Strength does not come from what you can do; it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

Rikki Rogers

Hollis Pratt, Waterbury, VT

Feeling 20 Years Younger

Hollis Pratt, Waterbury, VT

I broke my pelvis in several places in a 20 foot fall at work. I had to have surgery to put me back together. Six weeks later I arrived at CVMC’s rehab services in a wheelchair and 5 months later I WALKED out almost forty pounds lighter, feeling twenty years younger.

I started with Aqua therapy and then completed the Work Hardening program. If I hurt, I’d tell them and they knew what to do. I’m back at work now – on my feet a lot, up and down ladders – and I use everything they taught me.

I feel much better than I did even before the accident. I work out almost every day. I’ve kept the weight off. I fly out of bed in the morning ready for a new day like I NEVER remember doing! I have to pinch myself to believe this is really me. I am so grateful.

Megan Jerome, Northfield, VT

Stronger Than Ever Before

Megan Jerome, Northfield, VT

I hurt my back at work. I couldn’t sit, lay down, walk or even stand. My doctor sent me to Dr. Sumner who put me in the work conditioning/work hardening program, which changed my life completely. I worked with Heather and Rebecca and they were amazing. They pushed me and explained how my body works and how to strengthen it.

I am back at work and it’s great to be working again. I am stronger than ever before and I understand how to keep strong.


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

Thomas Edison