John Vargo needed help healing. The editor of Boating on the Hudson magazine was referred by his doctor to the Institute of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley, located in Cortland Manor. The center is managed by Life Support Technologies group. He received hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) according to the prescribed protocol. The experience left him healed and enthusiastic about HBOT, and prompted him to write about his healing journey.