2015 INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Courage Award
Each year we honor the bravery endured by individuals throughout their rehabilitation journey. View the 2015 recipients' stories below.
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Sam Allton’s voice was at a whisper when he arrived at INTEGRIS following a massive stroke. The road to recovery would be a long, tough one. Allton’s stroke left him nearly speechless, nearly completely paralyzed on both sides of his body and with limited swallowing capability.
Unable to walk after suffering the effects of multiple embolic strokes, Mac McCrory thought the worst was behind him. His physical therapy progressed as he relearned daily living activities, and he consistently completed tasks to improve his memory/recall awareness, also affected by the numerous strokes.
Jason’s life changed dramatically on Oct. 13, 2013. A mosquito bite left him paralyzed with one of the worst documented cases of West Nile virus.