A vintage look at Kids of courage


From the Grand Rapids Press – Sunday, April 12, 2015 CLICK the newspaper pages to see larger version and open in new window. For more Mary Free Bed historical photos go to:

Thank you volunteers – National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2015

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week is here again (April 12-18, 2015) and we love to salute the many volunteers who help Mary Free Bed on a daily basis. Volunteers help with everything from administration/clerical duties to helping therapists be an extra helping hand during rehabilitation. “Mary Free Bed volunteers come from a variety of background and…
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National Championship Pride – The Grand Rapids Sled Wings

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Guest Blog by Steve Kozlowski, Grand Rapids Sled Wings Coach Hello, my name is Steve Kozlowski. Athletes and parents call me Coach Koz, or just Coach. I currently coach the Grand Rapids Sled Wings youth program but it’s important to know that the youth and adult programs and all of our coaches and coordinators work…
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Welcome to the all-new


New functionality, easier navigation, social media integrated and TONS of web videos. Welcome to the new website – your one-stop shop for rehabilitation information. If you need rehabilitation, please #AskForMary.

Learn about cancer rehabilitation, resources & research during free community event on March 16, 2015

Dr. Chris VandenBerg, medical director of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program, will be a panelist at Celebration Cinema North in Grand Rapids (2121 Celebration Dr. NE) for a free community screening of the new Ken Burns documentary, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” The event begins at 7 p.m. Monday, March…
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Jamie Spore walks again after 19 years in a wheelchair


Guest Blog by Jamie Spore, Mary Free Bed alumni Hello. My name is Jamie Spore and I have been an L2-L3 paraplegic since birth. Thirty-three years ago, I was born with the spinal cord defect called spina bifida. Since then, a wheelchair has been my main mode of transportation. I did use full leg braces…
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The Pain Center offers “Living Beyond Your Pain” course

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Living Beyond Your Pain – A 6-week course to help ease your pain and improve your function Who: For people with chronic pain, headaches and fibromyalgia who want to improve their pain management and quality of life. What: Pain is like quicksand. The more you fight your pain, the more of your life is taken…
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