Luis and the team that built a new ramp at his home, courtesy of The New Mexico Ramp Project

Before arriving at Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico, Luis Yanez had been bedbound for 13 months. He could not walk or perform basic activities of daily living. In addition, due to his decline in overall function, he could not attend his chemotherapy appointments. So Luis sought the help of the experts at RHSNM to regain his function and independence.

Luis worked extremely hard with the therapy team at RHSNM, remaining focused on getting his life back. Unfortunately, while he made significant progress with physical therapy, some weakness and preexisting knee pain remained. The biggest barrier to returning home was the stairs that Luis would have to ascend and descend at his residence.

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