"I didn't want to learn how to live with my disability.
I wanted to learn how to overcome it."
- Frank Glankler, Casa Colina Patient
As the chief executive of an Ontario-based company, Frank Glankler was
used to being in complete control. He regularly commuted between Arizona
and California to manage his growing enterprises. The last thing he expected
to do was trip over the baby gate in his kitchen, set up for his Italian
greyhound puppy, and break his neck. His doctors in Arizona thought he
would never walk again. He had to try. So he asked his wife to find a
rehabilitation hospital where the physicians and staff possessed the expertise
and determination to help him improve.
When he first arrived at Casa Colina Hospital, he was unable to even sit
up without help. His therapists pushed him hard for 3 hours of therapy
each day. They tried everything imaginable to help him regain his coordination
- from handmade devices to state-of-the-art technology. During his hospital
stay, he needed to continue running his company. So Casa Colina gave him
high-speed Internet access to communicate with his business and the use
of a conference room to hold staff meetings. He wanted to keep everything
in his life moving forward in a positive direction. Indeed, he succeeded
- four months later, Frank walked out of Casa Colina.