“I had a stroke in March of 2010. The stroke was so severe that I was left paralyzed on the right side from the neck down. I also lost my speech. I went from being energetic and healthy to being totally disabled. This was devastating to me, but I was determined to get the most out of rehab. I also researched my condition to find other avenues of help. I first found out about hyperbaric oxygen in January of 2011, but the closest clinic was in northern Jersey which was too far a commute every other day. I continued to check the research over the next four years and I came across Oxygen Oasis Hyperbaric Wellness Center in July of 2015.
When I first came to Oxygen Oasis, I had severe deficits of the right hand and wrist. I could barely turn my wrist and had very little movement in my fingers. I also had moderate deficits in my right foot and ankle that relegated me to walking with a brace made for foot drop. After my first 20 “dives”, I noticed improvement in my fingers and I was able to turn my wrist. The next 20 “dives” showed an obvious improvement in my fingers and hand as I was able to shake hands with people. This was something that I could not do before. Unfortunately, there was very little improvement with my foot and ankle, as I am still relegated to wearing the brace, but I am hopeful that with 40 more hyperbaric treatments that I will see great improvement in this area as well. I want to thank Oxygen Oasis and Chambers for Hope for giving me the opportunity to repair my body, and I am truly grateful for the results that I received. You are doing a great service for our nation’s veterans and we all really do appreciate it. I am looking forward to returning to “complete” the mission.”