How WakeMed Rehab Helped Lauren O’Brien and Steven O’Brien Get Married
Lauren and Steven had a shared lifestyle and values, which made them instantly click. Both had two children from prior relationships and enjoyed sports, traveling, health & nutrition – even going to the gym five days a week! It’s no wonder why these two were drawn together!
After Steven was injured in a motorcycle accident, his parents quickly decided to seek treatment for his injuries and cognitive deficits. They reached out to WakeMed Rehab who put together an individualized care plan for Steven that included occupational therapy, physical therapy and exoskeleton therapy at the Rehab Hospital.
The exoskeleton is a robotic device designed to improve mobility for individuals with disabilities, such as Steven’s. Its primary function is to support a person’s body while walking but can also be used for other tasks. Studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in relieving pain, improving balance and mobility, as well as aiding injury recovery.
For further information about the exoskeleton, you can visit WakeMed Rehab’s website or call their number listed on their profile. They have a team of therapists that specialize in this device and can answer any queries you might have.
At Lauren and Steven’s September 2022 wedding ceremony, the exoskeleton was an essential tool. Blair, a Clinical Aide at Rehab Hospital, helped transition Steven into it while the bridal party arrived for the nuptials. When “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” played during their procession down the aisle together – with Blair hiding behind Steven to ensure he didn’t hurt himself during the process.
Steven and Lauren are now living life as a newlywed couple, working hard to rebuild their relationship with the help of their team. After working with therapists for over a year, they’re thrilled about the progress they’ve made and how things are improving in their relationship. Furthermore, Steven has learned how to make better decisions going forward to ensure it remains successful for them both in the future.