Anthony Carroll

Before he was diagnosed with COVID-19, Anthony Carroll worked full-time. He was an active member of the community and lived independently.

Complications from the virus led to a hospital admission for Anthony. But, unfortunately, it wouldn’t be a short stay. Anthony spent two months in the hospital. For a portion of that time, he required a ventilator to help him breathe.

Once medically stable, Anthony transferred first to Vibra Hospital of Amarillo, a critical care hospital, and then later to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Amarillo, a rehabilitation hospital.

Anthony made tremendous progress while at the two Vibra facilities.

“I was encouraged to work hard to recovery by the staff at both hospitals,” he recalled. “Everyone I encountered was kind, professional, and caring.”

After not walking for months, Anthony took his first ten steps in the parallel bars. That provided a great bit of motivation for his recovery. Today, he can walk over 200 feet with a walker, which he defines as a success.

Anthony looks forward to returning home with his wife and their dogs. He is excited to see friends and family and hopes to return to hunting, fishing, and working soon.