Success Story: Heather Scanlon
Feeling Good with Good Shepherd’s Stroke Rehabilitation
Heather Scanlon was enjoying a lazy summer’s day. The 31-year-old was playing with her dog and working in her garden when she felt the unwelcome pinch of a bee sting. She thought little of it. Then, minutes later, the left side of her body went numb.
“I knew something was wrong, so I went to the emergency department,” says Heather.
Surprisingly, doctors at the acute-care hospital diagnosed Heather with a stroke . It is rare that a bee sting can lead to stroke, but it happened to Heather, and it left her with weakness in her left arm and leg.
Heather chose to have inpatient stroke rehabilitation  at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital-Allentown . There, she received three hours of speech, physical and occupational therapy each day, along with rehabilitation nursing, physician care and support services.
After discharge, she continued her rehabilitation at Good Shepherd Physical Therapy-Palmerton . Now, Heather is back to her life and pursuing a career in child care.
“I never thought I’d have a stroke at my age,” says Heather. “But thanks to Good Shepherd, I’m feeling good once again.”
Good Shepherd can help you get back to your life faster following stroke. Check out our most recent patient outcomes here .