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FERRIS - Sheila Hatfield, publisher of The Ellis County Press, was released from the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas several weeks before expected on Saturday, June 9.

Hatfield will still be going through the Day Neuro Rehabilitation Program at Baylor three days a week for the next five weeks.

Sheila expressed her gratitude to Dr. Amy Wilson, her Primary Care Physician, Carrie Bowlin, occupational therapist, Brian Sampson, physical therapy treatment, Virginia Burmeister, physical therapist, Kara - continued from page 1
J. Love, recreational therapist, Susan McFaddin, speech therapist and all the staff at Baylor for their professionalism and caring attitudes while she recovered from a stroke suffered on May 6. Hatfield was originally expected to spend several days in the intensive care unit then an additional two weeks at the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas before being moved to a therapy unit, but her strength of character and perseverance overcame these expectations.

After only staying in the ICU a few days she was moved to a private room where she began to recover quicker than the doctors had planned.

Again, Hatfield surprised the doctors with her grit and she stayed much less than the two weeks and was moved to therapy where she was to stay for 90 days, but after a little over a month, she came home to her family and friends.

Hatfield will still be under constant supervision as she recovers, but wanted everyone to know she thought of them and prayed for each and every person supporting her throughout her hospitalization.

With her husband by her side, she sat quietly with the editor of the papers to discuss her ideas and concerns about the reporting of the news to the community of Ellis County.

Her body may not act as it did for now, but her mind is always on the community she so dearly loves and respects.

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