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Devon Goebel: A Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Story

Editor’s note: As part of our holiday campaign, Mary Free Bed is asking former patients to tell us about their rehabilitation experience. What follows is one of those stories. Robin Bilotti’s Story: “I think I will end up being myself.” This was the prophetic note that my 17-year-old daughter, Devon Goebel, wrote when she was…
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Young Jack Stoner doesn’t let cerebral palsy keep him down

Nine-year-old Jack Stoner smiles a lot these days. He’s often setting aside his wheeled walker in favor of crutches and even endeavoring to take a few steps without the aid of either. “My toes are forward. It’s easier to walk and I can go faster,” he says. In early October, Jack underwent a selective dorsal…
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Teenager with Cerebral Palsy Graduates from Mary Free Bed

During her month-long stay at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Kat agreed to share her rehabilitation journey with the world. She was featured on WOOD-TV’s eightWest program and was Mary Free Bed’s first guest blogger. In this final video entry, Kat reflects on her time at Mary Free Bed and looks forward to a bright…
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Mary Free Bed Receives 100 stuffed animals from Bedside Healers

  Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital was the recent recipient of 100 Bedside Healers, stuffed animals with velcro straps that make it possible to attach them to bedside railing, wheelchairs, walkers, and even wrists. This generous donation was made possible by Augusta Tower Technologies, Inc. Jason Peach of Bedside Healers announced the Mary Free Bed…
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Pediatric Therapy at Mary Free Bed

  This video montage showcases the Mary Free Bed Pediatric Program and our dedicated nurses and therapists who work alongside our patients ever day. You will hear directly from our pediatric patients and their families as they describe the “miracles” that happen at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

Teenager Documents Journey with Cerabral Palsy Part 4

We are excited to welcome Katharine as our first Mary Free Bed Guest Blogger. She came to Mary Free Bed for rehabilitation following a complicated surgery to correct her gait. Kat is blogging about this experience, and she is allowing us to share her thoughts with you. Keep on keepin’ on Well hey! So far…
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Young Boy Recovers From Longitudinal Myelitis at Mary Free Bed

John McKnight was a healthy nine-year-old boy. So when he complained about his legs hurting, his mom, Terry, thought it was just a viral infection and he may be dehydrated. However, when Terry asked John to get out of bed, he couldn’t support his own weight or even move his legs. After taking John immediately…
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Little Girl’s Determination Helps Her Graduate from Feeding Therapy

Since the day she was born, it was quite clear that Erin Hughes knows what she wants. This determination helped her become the healthy little girl she is today. In January 2011, Erin and her twin brother, Will, were born 3 months early, each weighing just over a pound. The twins spent a combined 279 days…
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Baby Roman wears helmet to correct flat spot on his head

Early on Eric and Debbie Boersma had concerns about the back of their son, Roman’s, head. “We thought it looked a little flat, but given we see him every day it was difficult for us to really know if it was flat or if it was normal,” said Eric. During Roman’s four month check-up they…
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