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Losing hope not an option for quadruple amputee

Pam Buschle and friends celebrate

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Grand Rapids, Michigan – After contracting sepsis in December, 2013, Pam Buschle of Grand Rapids, Mich. lost her arms and her legs. Despite quadruple amputations, Pam’s sense of humor and can-do attitude never wavered. In May, She walked out of Mary Free Bed…
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Top wheelchair tennis players in Grand Rapids tourney

The Midwest Wheelchair Outdoor Championships, which takes place July 10-13 at MVP Athletic Club- Crahen, has attracted the top wheelchair tennis players in the U.S. and other highly ranked players from Japan, France and Canada. Hosted by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program, the tournament is expected to attract about 70…
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MFB and MSU form research partnership

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine are joining together to transform Mary Free Bed into a research and teaching hospital. This collaboration sets the stage for cutting-edge research and evidence-based medicine to improve the lives of patients and encourage more medical school students to…
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Adapted bikes for people with physical challenges

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Grand Rapids, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital will be helping people with physical challenges secure bicycles of their very own this weekend. Bikes for the Rest of Us will give about 80 children and adults the opportunity to be evaluated and…
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Wheelchair Sports lauded by State Fitness Council

Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program (WAS) has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Governor’s Fitness Award in the category of Extraordinary Event/Organization. Finalists will be recognized during a legislative reception at the State Capitol on April 24, followed by an awards ceremony that evening at Ford…
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Sparrow and Mary Free Bed establish Lansing rehabilitation venture

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Lansing, Mich. — Sparrow Hospital and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have joined together to create Mary Free Bed at Sparrow, a joint venture providing advanced inpatient rehabilitation care for patients in the mid-Michigan region. The rehabilitation unit at Sparrow will expand to…
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25K wheelchair division marks 25 years

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Grand Rapids, Mich. – For the 25th consecutive year, the Mary Free Bed Guild is sponsoring the 25K Wheelchair Division of the Fifth Third River Bank Run. To acknowledge and honor this milestone, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is reflecting on the past…
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Hip ski flick fronts fundraiser to encourage helmet use

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Grand Rapids, Mich. – A highly acclaimed ski movie will be featured at Wealthy Theatre as part of a fundraiser that also will include a silent auction, raffle, discounted lift tickets and a give-away of winter sports helmets. Sherpa Cinema’s feature film “Into…
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Doubles tennis tourney fundraiser this weekend

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Grandville, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s 10th Annual Adult Charity Tennis Tournament takes place this weekend, January 4-5, at Ramblewood Tennis & Health Club in Grandville. More than 50 players, both able-bodied and in wheelchairs, will participate in the doubles tourney,…
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A crowning moment for Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital on Dec. 19, 2013

CONTACT: Beth Cranson Media Relations 616.840.8215 – office 616.540.0813 – cell beth.cranson@maryfreebed.com Grand Rapids, Mich. – Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital will mark a significant milestone in its $62.5 million expansion and renovation when one of the final steel beams is placed atop the new building at 10 am December 19, 2013. The Crowning Ceremony…
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