Timothy L. Culver's New Book, 'Sara's Story,' Describes His Wife's Recovery and Battles...

Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:15am EDT

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Timothy L. Culver's New Book, 'Sara's Story,' Describes His Wife's Recovery
and Battles with Health Insurance Companies


DALLAS, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In May, 2004, Tim received the news that his
42-year-old wife Sara had suffered an acute stroke. With three children still
at home and the oldest child heading off to Iraq to serve in his first tour of
duty, Tim's family and church rallied to support the family. 

After 10 days in ICU, Tim was told his wife would never walk, talk, or
interact with people again. This was devastating news, but Tim did not give up
hope. 

After 3 months in-patient at Baylor Rehabilitation, the recommendation was
that his wife needed to be moved to a nursing home because she would need 24x7
care the rest of her life. Tim refused because he was still seeing
improvements.  

Relying on his faith and continued support from his church and family, he
fought the insurance companies to get Sara into the Centre for Neuro Skills
(CNS). CNS treats Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs). A stroke is a form of a
TBI. Despite getting his wife into CNS, insurance carriers across state lines
attempted to move Sara out of CNS.  

Tim chronicles his wife's amazing recovery and his battles to insure that his
wife continued at CNS. After 3 months at CNS in-patient, Sara went home and
walked up the stairs without help. After another year in out-patient
rehabilitation, Sara recovered to the point where she now drives, takes care
of her children, and has returned to work at Eastfield Junior College in
Mesquite, TX.

"Too many people are written off and end up in nursing homes requiring
expensive assisted living at the taxpayer's expense," Tim explained. "750,000
Americans suffer a stroke each year with a permanent impairment. Sara is an
example of where investment in rehabilitation prevented excessive long-term
costs to the taxpayers for assisted living." Further, he indicated "I am a
fiscal conservative, but I believe in health care reform and that the right
dialogue can result in savings to society."

Sara's Story is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and other fine bookstores
(ISBN 13: 9781934749608, CrossHouse Publishing).

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Saras-Story/Timothy-Culver/e/9781934749609/?itm=1

http://www.amazon.com/Saras-Story-Familys-through-Unthinkable/dp/1934749605/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253075504&sr=1-4

About the Author 

Timothy L. Culver is a native of Mesquite, TX. He is an honor graduate of
Baylor University. He has also earned an MS in Engineering and an MBA from
Southern Methodist University. He is employed as an executive director at
AT&T's software company, Sterling Commerce. Tim attends Baylor University
part-time where he is pursuing his Ph.D. Tim and his wife Sara reside in
Sunnyvale, TX, with three of their four children. The oldest child just
returned from proudly serving the U.S. Army in Iraq. Tim is an active member
of First Baptist Church of Sunnyvale, TX. Contact info:
timothyculver@gmail.com or 972.413.0600


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SOURCE  Timothy L. Culver

Timothy L. Culver, +1-972-413-0600, timothyculver@gmail.com
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