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Back on his feetHydrotherapy helps Bismarck man recover from traumatic injuries
“Being home meant everything to us,” Esley said.
Home health care was also involved, providing physical therapy and nurse visits.In early May, Esley entered the hydrotherapy pool and a new phase in his rehabilitation through Sanford Health.
Crane’s goal is for Esley to progress to a land-based therapy program. He now walks unassisted using crutches or a walker. Eventually, he will walk with a single-point cane or no assistive device. He plans to return to his job as trucking manager at Trustland Oilfield Services.
The Thortons’ sons, Esley, Rhannon and Matt, along with Matt’s wife, Pam, have been involved in every aspect of his recovery.
“Esley is a success story, but it wasn’t by chance,” Crane said. “He worked very hard, and he had great support from his family.”
The Thorton family extends heartfelt thanks to all those who have helped Esley in this journey, including the community, Esley’s healthcare providers, his employer and North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance.
Those closest to him remain his foundation.
“My family has been wonderful, and I’m so proud of them,” Esley said. “It’s amazing what others can help you do. I am truly blessed.”
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