This past February, at the early age of 56, Dana had a stroke that was so severe that we thought at one point we were going to lose him. As a result of the stroke, Dana was paralyzed on his left side and spent five weeks in the ICU at Lankenau Hospital trying to recover. While there, he also struggled for three weeks of having his breathing supported with a ventilator. The stroke also affected Dana’s lung/throat area and his nursing team had to frequently suction the area to keep it clear.
Dana was never able to get any movement back in his arm or leg while at Lankenau, but on one positive note, a few days after he was removed from the ventilator his first words to Karen, his wife of 28 years were “I Love You.” Karen began to think about a local rehab center that she had heard good things about — Bryn Mawr Rehab (BMR). With the families’ help, Dana was evaluated by the rehab center and transferred to BMR when his evaluations indicated he was a good candidate. Our prayers were answered.
March 31, 2017
New campaign picture added, and a new Album! This is Dana feeling must better than a year ago. But we need much more intense therapy for Dana’s effected left side since his stroke. It will take a lot more spending of money to keep his therapies on going since the insurance only allows you 30 days of therapies and Dana will need much many more days to come. We would like to thank everyone that has helped Dana get to be where he is today.
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October 20, 2017
Dear Dana. Praying for you and wishing you well throughout this difficult time.
Love, Aunt Mimi and family
September 19, 2016
Big D it's Kev thinking of you, praying for you, love and miss you.
August 28, 2016
Hi Dana, Joe and I were sorry to about your stroke. We know you are a fighter! We know you will overcome. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe and Donna Grosser
August 22, 2016
HEY DANA I KNOW ITS BEEN A LONG AND GRUELING 6 MONTHS FOR YOU AND WE ALL KNOW HOW YOU ARE AT THIS POINT SO FAR IN YOUR RECOVERY,IT WAS YOUR STRONG WILL TO LIVE AND WITH THE HELP AND SUPPORT AND LOVE OF FAMILY AND YOUR FRIENDS.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND WHEN THE THERAPIST FINALLY TELLS YOU THAT ITS TIME TO EAT SOME REGULAR SOLID FOOD DON'T FORGET WHAT YOU TOLD ALL OF US WHAT YOUR FIRST MEAL WOULD BE,A BIG CHEESEBURGER,FRENCH FRIES AND A DIET SODA,IT WOULD BE OUR PLEASURE TO FULFILL THAT FIRST WISH AND MANY MORE TO COME AFTER THAT.STAY STRONG AND HANG IN THERE,GODS IN YOUR CORNER FIGHTING EVERY STEP OF THE WAY WITH YOU AND YOU KNOW THAT,SO BE WELL AND KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO.I LOVE YOU MY BROTHER.