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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December 26, 2019
Every few years I Google his name and just now found this. Pearl and I from WW miss Dana and have been concerned since we have been unable to get a hold of him for the better part of a decade (post Xerox). I also see the last entry here was 2017. Any updates or contact information? We always looked forward to seeing Dana and we both miss him.
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