SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Spinal cord injuries and brain trauma can be life altering but a new state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital in Utah is giving people hope, especially for a man who broke his neck and his mother.
When he needed her, nothing could keep single mom Dori Sugihara away from her son. Not miles nor a pandemic.
“We got to touch him. We got to see him through Facetime, but it’s still not the same,” said Sugihara, who lives in Hawaii.
Her son, Ohlen Sugihara, of West Haven, is in the Air Force, and loves to swim and restore old cars. Dori hopes Ohlen’s treatment at University of Utah Health’s new Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital will give him back his life.
Ohlen swung into shallow water at Pineview Reservoir July 1st, hitting the bottom head f...