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don this week abc4 and intermountain medical center are bringing you personal stories of triumph. against all odds these patients regained their lives within a short period of time. kim f thanks to hard work... and the team at the hospital's neuro specialty rehabilitation center. abc 4 utah's surae chinn tells us about one heart patient. :01-:12 1:10-1:19 1:53-1:57 1:58-2:12 2:34-2:47 surae: charise hulse had not one ---but two heart surgeries--- within a year. each time leaving her virtually a quadrapalegic ... having to re-learn just about everything-- twice! charise hulse, heart patient, "the first time, i remember dangling off the bed limp, my head fell forward hitting my chest, i was drooling because i couldn't close my mouth." charise hulse from brigham city was born with a heart defect. 2 years ago, doctors performed life saving open heart surgery. but it left her with profound weakness. she lost the ability to move, lost 50 pounds, with profound weakness. she lost the ability to move, lost 50 pounds, weighing just 87 pounds. dr. andrew dodds, 'her body went into shutdown' being the fighter that she is-- she regained some function--- and learned to walk at intermountain medical center neuro specialty rehabilitation center. after 11 months of such severe heart failure, even this eternal optimist--wanted to give up. hulse, yeah, 'i thought this was the end' then doctors said they could do another surgery. hulse, 'either we do this or it's over' but that also came with complications. hulse, 'for 8 days i was opened chested for 8 days.' hulse, 'once again lost all muscle movement and so my chin hit my chest' and once again she was brought to the 12 floor-- at intermountain medical center neuro specialty rehabilitation center--- to see occupational therapist--- rachael patrick. rachel patrick, 'it was so sad we had done such good work.' but they pushed through hulse,'they didn't give up on me time and time again.' hard work and time have allowed her heart to work again. dr. dodds, 'if you looked at her now no inkling of when she was here ' and that--- comes pretty close-- if not-- a true miracle. dodds,'yes-- absolutely' patrick, 'she makes me happy a good reminder that what i do in my job really matters' dodds, 'the transformation physically is amazing in her case she never waivered in terms of being upbeat. one could almost say she militantly sunny and chirpy' the team at intermountain medical center neuro rehab says we can all take a page out of charises' chirpy attitude no matter our struggle. rachel patrick, ' find one small thing. find one small thing you can do today that you couldn't do yesterday and build on that ' hulse, 'i feel like i got a 3rd chance at life which is cool' surae tag: charise now is back doing the activities she enjoys, getting her master's and starting a new job. in most cases --work doesn't end when they




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