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Sepsis survivor and Mary Free Bed alumna Pam Buschle received her new hands on Monday, October 27, 2014. The following are links to stories from local Grand Rapids media on the fitting and happiness that came from the day! Congratulations again go to Pam and the amazing strides she has made in the last year….
From the Grand Rapids Press – Sunday, September 12, 2014 CLICK the newspaper pages to see larger version and open in new window.
From October 2014 issue of Grand Rapids Magazine Congrats to volunteer and athlete Patrick Besta on making the list!
From the Grand Rapids Press – Sunday, September 14, 2014
Mary Free Bed intern Brandon Beck wanted to do something just a little bit different for his time at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Beck decided to create a board game to be used in Recreational Therapy with stroke patients. The Mary Free Bed Road to Recovery game. Patients got to pick from a stack of…
Pam Buschle has quite the story to tell… CLICK HERE to read the Grand Rapids Press article from 8.12.14
Guest Blog by Rick McManus, Mary Free Bed alumni My name is Rick McManus and in the spring of 2012 I contracted a simple staff infection in my lower leg just above the ankle. What follows is the story of my incredible journey of resilience and recovery. After a brief trip to the hospital I was…
Oksana Parmenter was eight years old before she realized that people in wheelchairs could do more than simply sit around and watch the world go by. Born with spina bifida and raised in a Lithuanian orphanage, Oksana was told she’d never play basketball or swim in a pool. But then Jan and Bill Parmenter adopted…