I was in a major auto accident in '09 in which I suffered a traumatic amputation of my left leg, just above my knee. I also suffered 3rd degree burns on my back and arms and was comatose for 3 months. I was transferred to Warm Springs from University Hospital due to the fact that, shortly after they stabilized me (in a coma) they moved me from level one trauma, down to level two. My care was also downgraded (ex. a few skin grafts were ripped from my back in the process of a bed transfer using sheets. One nurse (God bless her) spoke to my family and advised them to move me ASAP, and that I was not going to receive the care I needed. I had a very nice commercial ins. policy, so UH liked having me there so the transfer wasn't easy. In any case, the staff at WS was absolutely phenomenal. I can assure you that my injuries required around the clock care, I was in WS's care for a total of 22 months and have not one complaint. I visited everyone on my floor in my wheelchair, as I have a hard time laying idle, and everyone was very well taken care of. I saw no unprofessional behavior whatsoever. They also have an in-house wound care center, I spent many hours in there just talking to the wound care staff while my burns were tended to, they were some of the best people I've ever met. For being such a tragic experience, I made some beautiful memories, that I wouldn't trade for the world.
After Yellowstone helped someone else I knew, I helped a friend go here who was addicted to Heroin. He didn't want to go to rehab, so I wasn't real…
San Antonio, TX 78201