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Man Focuses on Stroke Recovery at Mary Free Bed

  Marty Jansons story begins when his wife, Inese, found him lying unconscious at the bottom of the basement stairs. She called 911 right away. Doctors concluded that Marty had experienced a stroke due to high blood pressure. There was a bleed in the thalamus of his brain. Fortunately, it didn’t kill any blood cells….
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A Mary Free Bed Cancer Thriver’s Grand Journey

Ask Randy Herlein of Twin Lake, Michigan to describe his perfect day and rest-assured the answer would involve the outdoors. From caribou hunting near the Arctic Circle, to mountain climbs, canyon hikes, fishing trips and triathlons, Randy is always ready for his next adventure. He is a loving husband and devoted father. Randy is also…
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Rec Therapy Clinics held throughout entire year (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: Christy VanHaver is a Mary Free Bed therapist who agreed to write a guest blog on her role working with sports clinics throughout the year. Part 2 of 2. June is our adaptive Canoe/Kayak and Rowing Clinic. This clinic, also in partnership with Kentwood Parks and Recreation, is held at the boathouse at…
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Rec Therapy Clinics held throughout entire year (Part 1)

Editor’s Note: Christy is a Mary Free Bed therapist who agreed to write a guest blog on her role working with sports clinics throughout the year. Part 1 of 2. My name is Christy VanHaver. I am a Recreational Therapist for the Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Department. My role as the clinic coordinator gives me…
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Family learns what life is like with Arthrogryposis

“Following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, my heart knew we needed to go. Not to photograph, though I did do a little of that, but to restore what was broken and give hope where there was none. We found ourselves in a mountainside orphanage above Port-au-Prince less than three months following the earthquake. Little…
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