“I survived a hunting accident with traumatic brain injury in November 2003. My only prayer was not to be in a wheelchair, and that prayer has been answered. Fitness has always been a priority in my life. Had I not been physically fit at the time of my accident, my doctors assure me I would not be here today.
Fit4Life has given me the tools I need to return to the level of physical fitness I enjoyed before my accident and then some. I stay motivated by looking back at pictures from my accident and seeing how far I’ve come. Being able to exercise is something I used to take for granted. I now look at my ability to exercise as a gift, thanks in part to the many healthcare professionals at Franciscan Skemp Sparta and LaCrosse, as well as MedLink Air. Many thanks also to the staff and members for all their help and encouragement.” –Tammy Rathermel
(Tammy fell 17ft. out of a tree stand and was hospitalized for 1-month with a severe brain injury)