Sgt. Victor Medina returned home from Iraq in the Summer of 2009 after suffering a severe brain injury. He received a concussion while serving his country during a roadside blast. His impairments made it very difficult for him to perform activities of daily living and his doctor told him he had to stop driving. He was unable to read more than a paragraph, had difficulties concentrating, stuttered, and had problems walking due to poor balance. Fortunately, he had a wife committed to his rehabilitation program designed specifically to meet his needs. A team of health professionals at the new National Intrepid Center of Excellence in the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center worked with him, providing over 100 hours of therapy. He can now drive, read several pages, had improved speech, and is continuing to improve.

“It’s like night and day” his wife, Roxana Delgado said of his improvement

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