Marilyn Azure

In the face of life-altering challenges, triumph often emerges from the resilience of the human spirit. This is the inspiring journey of Marilyn Azure, a remarkable individual whose life took an unexpected turn when she was struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian. In the aftermath of the accident, Marilyn faced physical and emotional hurdles that seemed, at times, insurmountable. However, through unwavering determination, the support of the dedicated medical team at Vibra Hospital of Fargo, and her own indomitable will, Marilyn achieved her goals and made an impressive recovery. Her story is a testament to the power of resilience, the importance of compassionate care, and the boundless potential for healing in the face of adversity.

Before the accident, Marilyn lived at home with her husband and granddaughter. She enjoyed an independent lifestyle, working as a security guard, doing housekeeping, raising her granddaughter, and spending time with her adult children.

The accident left Marilyn with significant injuries, including fractures to her pelvis, arm, leg, foot, and ribs. She required several surgeries to help her fractures heal. Upon the successful completion of those procedures, Marilyn transferred to Vibra Hospital of Fargo to regain her function and independence.

When she arrived at Vibra, Marilyn was non-weight-bearing on both legs and her left arm. Before long, Marilyn had healed enough to start bearing weight, at which point her rehabilitation work began in earnest. Working hard alongside the supportive Vibra staff, Marilyn worked hard in therapy sessions targeting her mobility and self-care activities, also known as activities of daily living. Education is a key component of effective treatment, and the team taught Marilyn how to use adaptive devices to complete these activities. The staff’s encouragement also proved essential in helping Marilyn work through her emotional challenges and pushing her to attain her goals.

Marilyn’s recovery continued to progress, and finally she reached her ultimate goal: a return home with her family. Marilyn discharged from Vibra able to walk 275 feet with a walker and complete her activities of daily living, such as dressing and bathing, using adaptive devices.

“I give credit to the staff for not letting me give up, and for pushing me through the difficult times,” Marily reflected.

Marilyn is thrilled to return home and looks forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with her family.