Monthly Archives: April 2010

Sheltering Arms Supporter Finds the Power to Overcome

dsc01555The DuPont Spruance Plant’s 3000 Day Safety Club has generously supported Sheltering Arms since 1954. As a DuPont employee for nearly forty years, Chris Fredericksen was very familiar with the remarkable recoveries patients make at Sheltering Arms, but never did he imagine that he would be one of them!

In February, E.coli entered Chris’s body through a broken tooth when he was eating a hamburger. After spending eight days in intensive care and moving around among hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, Mr. Fredericksen ended up at Sheltering Arms.

“I couldn’t ask for any place better,” he says.

Ironically, after the first week of his two-week stay at Sheltering Arms, Chris’s wife became a patient as well. Prior to his illness, Chris spent his days working hard at DuPont and visiting his wife in another local hospital at night. Once he got sick, it had been over a month since the two had an opportunity to see each other – until they both landed at Sheltering Arms.

Chris was discharged from inpatient rehab on March 30th, and continues his recovery with outpatient therapy several times a week.

“Everything’s been getting better and better since I came to Sheltering Arms,” he adds. “I’m mighty glad they’re here.”

Team members from DuPont came to the hospital to make a donation to Sheltering Arms in Chris’s honor on Thursday, April 8th.