SCI Patient Testimonial – Nicholas Essis

On November 29, 2008, I was in a terrible car accident which left me paralyzed from the neck down and ventilator dependent. For almost a year, I struggled through rehabilitation and various respiratory infections. Finally, in September 2009, I had my Synapse diaphragmatic pacemaker implanted and my life was instantly changed. I found myself free to go out more without being attached to a ventilator. I can now travel with my loved ones without worrying about having to charge my ventilator’s battery. I regained my ability to speak, which has allowed me to again share my thoughts and feelings.

As for Synapse Biomedical, the competent and compassionate service that I have received from this company is exemplary. Any time that I have a question or a concern, one of Synapse’s representatives is always readily available to assist me, even if that means driving to Harrisburg to meet with me.

Thank you, Synapse, for giving me my life back.


Nicholas Essis
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania