This month’s success story is dedicated to our client Kevin who suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury over a year ago. Kevin has been working diligently in our intensive day program with our lovely Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapists. Kevin’s goal was to return to his favorite hobby: fishing. He states this hobby has provided immense joy to his life since childhood. Here is Kevin’s story:

With the support and assistance of his Physical Therapist Sage and Occupational Therapist Deb, Kevin was able to go on his first fishing expedition since his injury. He was even able to bring his longtime fishing buddy to experience the moment together. Kevin reported he was able to cast the fishing line, but most importantly he caught a fish! Furthermore, he cleaned and helped prepare the fish for dinner with his spouse, skills he has attained through hard work and dedication to his therapies. Following the trip, Kevin enthusiastically stated, “It was pretty awesome. My longtime friend and fishing buddy came to join us. It was enjoyable. Nice to get out and get fishing again.”

Q&A with Kevin:

How long have you been fishing for? “Since I was 5 years old with my dad.”

How long have you and your fishing buddy been fishing together? “Over 30 years.”

When is the last time you went fishing? “Injury was over a year ago, have not fished since.”


From Sage, PT, DPT: “From day one, Kevin made his fishing and hunting goals clear (he even has a tattoo dedicated to fishing!). Since then, PT, OT, and Speech Therapy have been working together to find ways to work his passions into our sessions. When Amy M, COTA suggested taking him fishing, we got the entire team involved in the planning and preparation to make it happen. He caught a rainbow trout in the first 10 minutes. His smile says it all!”


From Deb, OTD, OTR/L: “This experience perfectly demonstrates why I chose to be an Occupational Therapist with Rehab Without Walls. We can insert ourselves into their world and facilitate their safe re-engagement in meaningful occupations. Whether it is returning to a loved activity or learning a new one… we face the challenges together.”


Our clinicians at Rehab Without Walls are dedicated to returning our clients to their prior hobbies, occupations, and other activities that bring joy and fulfillment to their lives. We are grateful to have patients like Kevin who work hard and who allow our clinicians to take the necessary steps to attain next level progress!