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MARILYN SNOW

OVERCOMING THE IMPOSSIBLE

Post-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
Admit: September 11, 2014
Discharge: January 8, 2015

Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation
Admit: January 12, 2015
Discharge: June 18, 2015

Marilyn Snow arrived at On With Life in a mysterious coma at the age of 19; the doctors could not identify any medical reason for it. She had been unresponsive for a month, and her family was prepared that she might never wake up. But after just six weeks at On With Life, Marilyn emerged from her coma. 


"My experience at On With Life was unforgettable," said Marilyn. "The staff was amazing. They always made me feel loved and like they were proud of me." 


But that doesn't always mean things were smooth sailing. She remembers crying through the pain as she walked down the halls at On With Life.


"My therapy was hard - I remember so many times wanting to quit and give up, but they wouldn't let me, and I'm so grateful for that now," said Marilyn. "They also made therapy fun, like baking dog treats for On With Life's therapy dog, Lolo."

Marilyn moved to Arkansas last year and met the love of her life, Jonathan, just one month later. They're engaged and are planning their wedding for November.

"I never would have dreamed that I would have a job, live on my own and pay my own bills," said Marilyn, who is working full time at a large national retail store. "I didn't think any of this would be possible, and it wouldn't have been without On With Life. They made me possible."


Marilyn was admitted into On With Life's Disorders of Consciousness program, a unique program that addresses the medical, physical, environmental and cognitive needs of individuals with severe brain injury. For more information, visit onwithlife.org/DOC.