Thriving against the odds

Understanding what matters to you means not missing what matters most.

Anthony is a competitor. Even after suffering multiple life-threatening injuries, he doesn’t let anything — not even his own body — slow him down.

Ten years ago, Anthony was involved in an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Despite this adversity, Anthony picked up surfing, fencing and rugby; he even trained for handcycling in the Paralympics. But once again, Anthony’s health tested his mettle in the form of a stroke. For the second time, Anthony accepted the challenge.

Today, Anthony is thriving in a new town, with new competitive outlets, like card and video games, and a new trusted team of health professionals at Mount Nittany Physician Group, led by Dr. Baitel.

Dr. Baitel’s six years of emergency medical experience, dedication to every detail and genuine care for Anthony’s well-being have earned the family’s trust — resulting in his grandparents also becoming patients.

Recently, Anthony has made a name for himself as a competitive card player. Thanks to his resilience — and Mount Nittany Physician Group’s expertise — routinely out-bluffing the competition will continue to be in Anthony’s cards.