A Navy Veteran's REHAB Journey

REHAB Patient Larry with Physical Therapists

A U.S. Navy veteran and Oahu resident, Larry Doong enjoys a happy and healthy retirement thanks to his time at REHAB Hospital of the Pacific. In his 44 days at REHAB, Larry recovered from a spinal cord injury, learned to walk again, and improved his overall health, leaving REHAB 81 pounds lighter and no longer a diabetic. He even continued his recovery at REHAB at Aiea, the outpatient clinic near his home.

Larry says he loved his time at REHAB. Because of his recovery, he is able to go to the pool every day, spend time in Washington State with his grandkids, and talk story with the tour guides at the Battleship Missouri, a ship on which he served as Chief Engineer. Larry also enjoys getting together with former colleagues over lunch and spending time with his wife. He and his wife recently attended Larry’s 50th high school reunion at St. Anthony School on Maui.

Larry turned 68 this year and hopes to continue exercising, traveling, and sharing his stories and engineering experience with the Missouri staff.

Charity Name
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation
Photo Caption
Larry seated with two physical therapists in REHAB's courtyard
Photo Credit
REHAB Hospital of the Pacific