She fell hard on the floor and instantly knew she was in trouble. Without warning, Bernadette's leg hyper-extended and she collapsed. Her husband, Pedro, was hospitalized and no one could help her.
Bernadette was admitted into surgery at Pomerado Hospital with a serious tibia injury and a fractured ankle. Terrified and unsure, Bernadette met Dr. Kevin Owsley, an orthopedic surgeon, who reassured her. She felt like she was in good hands. After the surgery, Bernadette awoke to learn she would not be able to bear weight on either foot for eight to 10 weeks, but she would heal. The recovery was difficult. And through it all, Pedro's condition worsensed. Less than two months after her fall, Bernadette lost Pedro after 51 years of marriage.
Grieving and still recovering, Bernadette mostly remembers the compassionate care Dr. Owsley and the staff at Pomerado Hospital showed her. “He was kind and encouraging. He made me believe I would walk again.” Indeed, she did. Learn more about Bernadette's story.