Patient Stories

Bonnie Sancomb Clarkin 

Bonnie’s Story

March 8, 2012 started out as a fun day of snowmobiling with friends, but quickly turned into a day I will never forget. Around 10:00 in the morning I was involved in a serious snowmobile accident where I was thrown approx. 45 feet off the trail after missing a turn. After the vicious impact, I […]

Happy, Healthy 4-year-old

When my son was only two years old, he had to have his tonsils and adenoids removed. Although it was a simple surgery, complications arose two days later.  William had a hard time breathing and his heart rate was very high.  We didn’t know it at the time, but he was suffering from pneumonia. I […]

Accident at Rural Sap Camp Nearly Turns Fatal

Stephen Hopkins was gathering wood and boiling sap at his camp last March when he became pinned between his tractor and a tree. The sap camp is a few hundred yards from his house, down over a hill in the woods. His wife, Sharon, had just started walking back to the house when she heard […]

Serious accident sparks volunteerism and creativity

The first thing you notice about first grader Sophie Nelson is the sparkle in her eye, hinting at the warm spirit and infectious energy that quickly becomes obvious after spending a few minutes with her. One cold January morning in 2012, Sophie’s parents, Guy and Melissa, feared they would never see that sparkle again. Sophie […]

Six Weeks after Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury, Skier Sean Janko Celebrated His 18th Birthday and Was Able to Return to School. Collision in the Terrain Park Leads to a Serious Head Injury

Sean Janko was practically raised on the slopes. He grew up going to Sugarbush in Vermont nearly every weekend with his parents and younger sister and was an accomplished freestyle skier, finishing second at state competitions. One weekend last winter, instead of heading to Vermont with his family, Sean and his friends decided to check […]

Head-on Crash Survivor

Sarah Mueller is a sophomore at the University of Maine at Farmington where she is studying to be a high school English teacher. This spirited and positive 18-year-old is not accustomed to inactivity, so last summer was difficult for her. She spent much of it in the hospital and in rehab, recovering from a nearly […]