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Hank, Retired Navy SEAL, Radiates Positivity on Those Around him

Hank Martinez grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and later moved to San Diego at the age of 12. Hank joined the United States Army after completing high school and became a Navy SEAL at 22. Following six years of service, Hank moved to Oregon and began a career as a contractor, building houses, started a family, raising four boys.

Six years ago, Hank broke his neck while he was having a stroke. In 2021, Hank was referred to our Neurorehabiltation residential program and continues to work with our specialized therapists on gaining movement, speech, and daily life skills. Hank is paralyzed from the neck down but has made significant progress during his time at NeuroRestorative’s Reno, NV, program. “Hank has always been such a pleasure for our team and our team members look forward to working with him every day. His sense of humor and wonderful conversation is one in a million. We are so very lucky to be able to provide support and services for him,” said Nicole Wengren, LSW, Case Manager/Social Services.

“I love it here. All of the therapists are really good. They take good care of me. I accept where my life is right now. I enjoy what I have and am comfortable with who I am.” – Hank Martinez

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