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In New Issue of Spinal Column, Patients Talk About Returning to Life and What They Love After Injury

The fall 2019 issue of Shepherd Center's quarterly magazine is now available for download as a PDF file here. Subscribers to the print version will receive copies via postal mail in the coming days.

Immediately following a major injury, picturing life afterward – a joyful one that you can build for yourself – can seem so far away or unreachable. But it is possible. Two former Shepherd Center patients – Marie Vonderheyden and Vincenzo Piscopo – share their stories about how they designed their new normal and got back to what they love.


The magazine also includes these stories among inspiring patient profiles, event updates, honorariums and memorials.

Patient Shows Tenacity and Focus From bodybuilder to pageant queen and loving mother, Marsha Schmid keeps moving forward.

It’s Like a Second Home Beryl Waters has become a fixture at Shepherd Center, logging nearly 5,000 volunteer hours -- so far.

Shepherd Center’s Vocational Services Department Helps Patients Get Back to Work Life After Injury Can Often Mean a Return to the Workforce


You can subscribe to the print and/or e-newsletter versions of Shepherd Center's magazine here.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.