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Patient StoryJust shy of her 25th birthday, Meredith’s life took an unexpected twist when a piano fell on her while being lifted from a truck. Diagnosed with an L-1 burst fracture and mid-sternum fracture, she underwent a nine-hour surgery that fused her spine and returned some function to her quad muscles but could not restore her mobility. She remained paralyzed from the waist down. Meredith was treated at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital where she made tremendous strides in her recovery and returned home, continuing to regain the ability to walk and engage in her active lifestyle. Later that year, following a hospital stay to treat an infection, Meredith received IV and nursing care from Partners HealthCare at

Patient: Meredith

Patient Story
Video of PHH patient Meredith

A Moment at Home with Meredith

Meredith received IV and nursing care from Partners HealthCare at Home.

Just shy of her 25th birthday, Meredith’s life took an unexpected twist when a piano fell on her while being lifted from a truck. Diagnosed with an L-1 burst fracture and mid-sternum fracture, she underwent a nine-hour surgery that fused her spine and returned some function to her quad muscles but could not restore her mobility. She remained paralyzed from the waist down.

Meredith was treated at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital where she made tremendous strides in her recovery and returned home, continuing to regain the ability to walk and engage in her active lifestyle.

Later that year, following a hospital stay to treat an infection, Meredith received IV and nursing care from Partners HealthCare at Home.