Last January, Mr. Bob collided with a car waiting to make a left hand turn and the policeman who witnessed the event, confiscated Mr. Bob's license. Previous to that fateful evening, Mr. Bob had a flawless driving record. His four year old van had none of the dents and scratches that often begin to appear on an older person's vehicle. In the ensuing ten months, as Mr. Bob attempted to regain his license, he visited the DMV, his primary doctor, a neurologist, an orthopedic surgeon, weathered several MRIs, saw a back doctor and a physical therapy group, and was no closer to getting his license back than he'd been on February 1. At long last he was put in touch with Glendale Adventist Hospital's Driver Rehabilitation Program where he's undergone an evaluation, and is now working toward getting a Learner's Permit and eventually a road test. Meanwhile he's going for physical therapy twice a week, learning strengthening exercises for a weak leg and ankle.
Now, meet our long-time friend, Roger
For some time, Roger's been battling cancer and undergoing rigorous chemotherapy sessions. In September as chemo was being administered, a mysterious complication took place, putting him immediately into the hospital. Chills, high fever, uncontrollable coughing, eventual sedation lasting nearly a month, give or take a few days, seven perplexed doctors, massive doses of antibiotics and more medical wrinkled brows. Best that can be said now is that it was some sort of unnamed pneumonia. Somewhere in that time Roger suffered a stroke. His speech and creative thinking has returned 100%, but he's needing to learn to walk all over again. Recently he was transferred from Verdugo Hills Hospital, close to his home down to Glendale Adventist Hospital and wonder of wonders, he and Mr. Bob are undergoing therapy in the same room at the same time.
What are the chances of that happening?