Samantha Xiques, 20

Elizabeth City, NC

I was playing soccer at Chowan University when I collided with another player and fell, tearing the meniscus in my right knee. I was concerned that I’d never play soccer again, but my doctor at CHKD was so loving and caring and really wanted to see me get back to playing the game I love. She started me on physical therapy and then sent me to have an MRI and X-ray. I ended up having surgery and headed back to physical therapy to get stronger.

I’m 20 years old, but CHKD adapts to any age. They didn’t treat me like a kid and they knew just how to treat my injury. I wanted to go to CHKD because it felt like home. I’ve worked with them before. They know me really well, and they’re really comforting.

I love the facilities at CHKD, and my physical therapists are there for me throughout the season.

I’m still participating in physical therapy at CHKD and look forward to getting back to playing soccer soon. I would recommend CHKD to my friends if they ever needed physical therapy. The environment and the staff are amazing, and they work hard to make sure you return to your sport as quickly as possible.