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Dale Gramley

Healed his heart in rehab

Dale Gramley


Dale: Not in a million years did I think something like this would happen to me. I had laid down to go to bed, and I could not breathe. I thought I was going to die. I was eventually taken to Summa Akron, and through Dr. Smith and his team, he was able to shock my heart back into normal rhythm, and then eventually I went to cardio rehab, and they basically saved my life also.

The therapists there, Patty, Kathy, Kirsten, and Joy, motivated me so much. They are the reason why I'm as healthy as I am now.

During cardio rehab, my heart function went from nineteen percent all the way to fifty-five percent, which is absolutely normal.

Through the efforts of Summa Akron and the cardio rehab team, it's oh my gosh, just a completely different lifestyle. I'm glad to be around for my wife during our retirement years. I bought myself a motorcycle for retirement, and I'm finally able to ride it again. Plus I can actually carry the laundry basket up from the basement for my wife.


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