I am very grateful to Haym Salomon Home, to all the staff working here for their care and therapy. I am also very grateful to Yelena Smolenskaya who puts her heart and soul into her work.
When I first came here, I could not move at all, I could not even move my feet, they were both swollen as my spine and pelvis were fractured. But now, I can walk a little with a walker. I could not even hope that I could stand up one day, but now I can walk.
I suffered an industrial accident. I worked as a foreman of a group of construction workers for a company in New York, and I will probably never forget August 10th of 2016, that terrible day when that happened to me.
I had a fall from the third floor 56 feet down onto the concrete floor of the basement.
As a result of the fall I suffered serious injuries such as six broken vertebrae, fractured pelvis, bruising of the internal organs and injured arms and legs.
Despite all this I was conscious and could feel that I was bleeding heavily. An ambulance arrived about 10-12 minutes later. I was taken to hospital where I was successfully operated on. A week later I underwent another operation in which 43 metal plates were inserted.
I stayed in hospital for one month, after which I entered Haym Salomon Home For Rehabilitation and Nursing for rehab where I stayed for months.
This place is great. They offer great rehabilitation facilities, excellent food and round-the-clock care. They also offer individualized physical therapy and other rehabilitation therapy, including exercise bikes and expanders.