The headaches were growing progressively worse for Ian Honcoop. It was September 2017, and the 12-year-old Boy Scout, just weeks into the first semester of his seventh-grade year, was in such severe pain that he couldn’t concentrate and his eyesight was failing.
Nurse Nicole Burton was surprised to learn that she had rhabdomyolysis, a rare muscle-wasting syndrome. But after inpatient and outpatient therapy at Patricia Neal, Nicole Burton conquered her next goal: rock climbing.
Volunteer John Nehls says he would give up all he owns to walk again, but he knows that’s not going to happen. Both of his legs have been paralyzed since September 2014, the day his daily 50-mile bike ride ended in a horrific collision with a parked truck.