Married for 51 years with two sons and three grandchildren, Edward Aitken has lived a life of service. He has served as the state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Colorado, Second Vice President of the United Veterans Coalition, and manager of the Associated Veterans of Loveland. His passion in life — if you couldn’t tell already — is helping veterans.
But when the 76-year-old was involved in a motor vehicle accident, that all came to a halt. Edward suffered an L4 compression fracture and sternal fracture. Inpatient rehabilitation would be important to get Edward back to serving others. Edward chose Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital because of past experience. His wife had been a patient at NCRH and received great care.
“The therapists were awesome! Very professional and yet, down to earth,” Edward recalled. “Jessica, Laura, and Isaiah were top notch. I’m not sure how therapy can be fun, but they made it that way! The food was great. Everyone was friendly. I can never give enough praise to all the staff for helping me get home.”
Motivated by his desire to get back to helping veterans, Edward worked hard at NCRH. As a result, he discharged home after less than two weeks. Edward is excited to resume outpatient therapy at NCRH and get back to serving the veterans in our community.