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Cpl Yuriy Zmysly, US Marine Retired, suffered an anoxic brain injury after a "routine" appendectomy on his base in 2006. He served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2004 and 2005. Keep reading and keep praying..

After an appendix surgery on Jan. 9th 2006, at Cherry Point Naval Hospital, NC. Yuriy's breathing tube was pulled out too quickly by a nurse anesthetist in training which caused a laryngeal spasm in this throat, we now know it was negligence, due to the ferris doctrine the doctors, nurses or hospital hasn't gotten in trouble for any of this. They had to do a emergency trach and then he was put on a vent. He was transferred to ICU. Then he got pneumonia and then was taken off of the vent, had a peg tube(feeding tube) inserted into his stomach and a regular trach placed. While in ICU he suffered from SVT which means his heart went over 300, which is a stroke. He laid in a coma for 2 1/2 months. After doctors said he would not wake up, he did slowly. The first sign of him waking up was flinching when the lights turned on.

When he woke up, there was not a whole lot he could do, talk, walk, eat, drink, sit up it was hard. He went to Rehab Institute of Chicago where he received intense physical therapy, speech and occupational therapy. He made a ton of progress there. Then went to Hines VA where he received outpatient therapy with therapists that are very dedicated to him. After that he went to RIC day rehab and outpatient rehab in Willow Brook. He is also going to Next Steps of Chicago and is receiving intense physical therapy, which includes walking with assistance, going on the Lokomat and on the bike.

Please continue to pray for Yuriy's recovery and health.


Aimee Zmysly posted a new journal entry, "8th Alive Day".

Wow, eight years!I can't believe it has been that long since Yuriy was injured! What a journey it has been, with ups and downs. Some years it seemed like he could not ... Lea más

Love you, signed Yuriy's Guestbook.

Aimee, Again I cant say it enough...you are an amazing young woman showing so much strength but I attribute that to strong FAITH and FAMILY knowing GOD IS ALWAYS IN ... Lea más

Aimee Zmysly added a new photo.

Aimee Zmysly posted a new journal entry, "Exciting news!".

So as many of you may know, at least the people that follow us on facebook :) Yuriy and I are expecting a baby girl! We are due in November!Other than that, Yuriy has ... Lea más

Aimee Zmysly posted a new journal entry, "7th Alive day".

Seven years today, Yuriy suffered a severe anoxic brain injury after an emergency appendectomy on base. He has come so far and accomplished so much. Every day I am amazed ... Lea más

Aimee Zmysly posted a new journal entry, "White Sox".

Hi friends,As always we have been up to a lot since my last update. Life has been good to us these past few months. Yuriy is continuing his vision therapy for dizziness ... Lea más

Aimee Zmysly posted a new journal entry.

Hi everyone! I wanted to share the 6th Alive Day video I realized that it didn't post on my last update for some reason so here it is :) http://youtu.be/z1xNuo1XmG8 Yuriy ... Lea más

Aimee Zmysly posted a new journal entry, "Alive day (a little late)".

It has been so long since my last update! These past few months have brought the ups and downs that go along having a husband with a brain injury. Overall we have been so ... Lea más

Aimee Zmysly posted a new journal entry, "5 years together".

Hello everyone! Today Yuriy and I have been married for Five years! I can’t believe it’s been five years. Our life together has been anything but ordinary and easy but ... Lea más

Aimee Zmysly posted a new journal entry, "Life keeps moving on".

Hello everyone, hope all is well with you.   We have a new addition to our little family. His name is Brando and he is two years old. He is furry and very cute. He is ... Lea más

Aimee Zmysly posted a new journal entry.

So its been less than a month since my last update! YAY go me! LOL Well this is what's going on. Yuriy has been having a feeling of dizziness and spinning for a while ... Lea más

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