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Dillon Schnitzler

Life Comes Full Circle

Post-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

Admit: 04/06/17
Discharge: 07/12/17

Dillon and his son, Ivan

Nobody knew what Dillon Schnitzler's recovery would be after a motor vehicle accident in 2017 left him in a coma. The young father suddenly had little memory of life before the accident. His family fought for him to get to On With Life for life-changing rehabilitation. 

Adjusting to On With Life was difficult for Dillon, but his family called him every night and inspired him to keep working toward recovery.  He is still grateful for the compassion his team at On With Life showed him, even in some tough moments.

"The staff at On With Life were incredible," he says. "I could be challenging to work with during my recovery, but my team was so caring and kept me focused on recovery." 

Dillon's therapy at On With Life helped him regain the skills he needed to return to his job as a machinery operator at a manufacturing plant. He is thankful that his therapy team pushed him to keep going, and he was impressed with how much he has achieved.

"The fact that I'm able to walk on my own and remember how to perform the tasks I did on the job is remarkable," Dillon says. "Nobody would have guessed I would be able to continue at my job."

Dillon's time at On With Life also helped him refocus on what was important in his life, including his son. Today, he cherishes the time he gets to spend with his family and credits On With Life for rebuilding him as an individual and a father.

"If I wouldn't have come to On With Life after my accident, I'm not sure where I would be right now," Dillon says. "My therapy helped me become the person I am today."