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Student graduates from Mary Free Bed in style

Sixteen-year-old Hanna Rinkevicz was all smiles today as she walked out of Mary Free Bed. She was accompanied by her parents, Christy and Mark Rinkevicz, and a group of firefighters who work with her dad at the Grand Rapids Fire Department. They came to wish her well and provide a grand escort from the hospital….
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Prosthetic legs don’t deter Grand Rapids man

Due to complications from diabetes, Dan Feather’s left leg had to be amputated below the knee. He was 73 at the time and, after a couple weeks of rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed, was ready to return home to his wife, Wilma. Later, the same circulation problem took his left leg. That was two years…
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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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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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Our first Mary Free Bed Communications Blog – Hi I’m Ben Risinger!

Michigan. If you had told me three months ago I would be living in Michigan, I would have just chuckled. Well…now I live in the Mitten. My name is Ben and I am the New Media and Community Relations specialist at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. I’m ending my fourth week of employment at MFB,…
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