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Pediatric patient Tamarah Williams finds independence at Mary Free Bed


Guest Blog by Sarah Williams, mother of Mary Free Bed alumnus Tamarah Williams

Tamarah Williams is my 13-year-old daughter who was born with hydrocephalus, more commonly known as water on the brain. She suffered a brain injury during a medical procedure in June, 2013, which left her unable to care for herself. On July 3, 2013, Tamarah was transferred to Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, but had to return to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital a few days later for another procedure. On July 9, 2013, she had two seizures that left her unresponsive and on a ventilator for two days.

On August 2, 2013, Tamarah returned to Mary Free Bed to begin therapy learn to care for herself. After more than two months of varied therapies, Tamarah was released from Mary Free Bed on October 21, 2013. She went home with a walker and a wheelchair. I’m very thankful to Mary Free Bed for the help and support that my daughter was given.


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Karen Todd

This is such a great story, and they are a great family. Thanks, Mary Free Bed, for running such a great organization.


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