Stormy’s Story

It is hard to believe how quickly life can change. One day everything was fine and the next day Stormy was involved in a horrible car accident which completely changed her life. She spent about six weeks at another hospital before she was transferred to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. After a brief time in Nationwide Children’s Intensive Care Unit, Stormy began her nine-month stay in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of only three freestanding Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers in Ohio. We are able to ensure a seamless transition to our inpatient rehabilitation program. In fact, our average time from onset of incident/injury to admission for rehabilitation is consistently lower than national averages. All of the physician specialists on our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team are pediatric trained. And because we are located within a leading pediatric medical institution, the third largest children’s hospital in the nation, we are able to offer a complete continuum of care all under one roof. Patients have direct access to a range of medical specialties including, but not limited to, Critical Care, Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology and Pulmonary Medicine.

“Nationwide Children’s means everything to us. Best care possible. Love, trust, dependable, reliable. They are not just about saving a life, they are about quality of life. Nationwide Children’s gave our daughter back to us,” says Stormy’s mom, Marsha.

Since her accident, Stormy has had to learn how to do everything all over again. She is still wheelchair dependent, but has been working very hard with physical and occupational therapies. She loves camping, music, social media, wrestling and church. She always has a smile on her face, an encouraging word to offer, and love in her heart.

The horrible car accident may have changed some things about Stormy, but not her spirit and her desire to help others. She has started a scholarship fund. And she is also looking forward to cheering on the participants as they pass through her mile encouraging and inspiring them to never give up.

 

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  • Name: Stormy C.Stormy Cushing
  • Condition(s): Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Age at Treatment: 23 years
  • Age Today: 02/01/199228 Years

It is hard to believe how quickly life can change. One day everything was fine and the next day Stormy was involved in a horrible car accident which completely changed her life. She spent about six weeks at another hospital before she was transferred to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. After a brief time in Nationwide Children’s Intensive Care Unit, Stormy began her nine-month stay in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of only three freestanding Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers in Ohio. We are able to ensure a seamless transition to our inpatient rehabilitation program. In fact, our average time from onset of incident/injury to admission for rehabilitation is consistently lower than national averages. All of the physician specialists on our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team are pediatric trained. And because we are located within a leading pediatric medical institution, the third largest children’s hospital in the nation, we are able to offer a complete continuum of care all under one roof. Patients have direct access to a range of medical specialties including, but not limited to, Critical Care, Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology and Pulmonary Medicine.

“Nationwide Children’s means everything to us. Best care possible. Love, trust, dependable, reliable. They are not just about saving a life, they are about quality of life. Nationwide Children’s gave our daughter back to us,” says Stormy’s mom, Marsha.

Since her accident, Stormy has had to learn how to do everything all over again. She is still wheelchair dependent, but has been working very hard with physical and occupational therapies. She loves camping, music, social media, wrestling and church. She always has a smile on her face, an encouraging word to offer, and love in her heart.

The horrible car accident may have changed some things about Stormy, but not her spirit and her desire to help others. She has started a scholarship fund. And she is also looking forward to cheering on the participants as they pass through her mile encouraging and inspiring them to never give up.

 

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