I have chronic kidney disease, I’m legally blind, and when I took a bad fall, I was afraid I would never be able to take care of myself again. It’s terrible to be ruled by fear like that—fear of walking, fear of falling, fear of life. Going to Martine Center for my rehab was a turning point. They immediately allayed my fears, leading me from despair to hope. The therapists worked wonders, helped me to improve my balance and increase my strength. Thanks to the Martine Center team, I learned to propel my wheelchair on my own. I can even walk on my own with the help of a walker. After six weeks, I’m back home again, with help from home health services. Most important, my fear is gone!