Category: Research Medical Center

Full Circle Moment: Occupational Therapist Finds Career, Love After Tragedy

Life can change in an instant. No one knows this more than Joel Strain, an occupational therapist (OT) at HCA’s Research Medical Center, who is wheelchair bound following a horrific accident that left his mother and brother dead more than a decade ago. Through this tragedy, the 28-year old Kansas resident also knows that life can come full circle, too. And it did. The devastating accident led Strain to a meaningful career in OT, his future wife, also an occupational therapist in HCA’s Midwest Health system, and hope for the future. Here is his story. By: Christine Hamele and Kimberly… Read more.

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