Ryan Podvin, an experienced swimmer, suffered a spinal cord injury after barely nicking his chin in a diving accident in Lake Michigan. Five years later and after much intensive therapy, Ryan is leading an active and busy life – that includes a challenging full-time job at Mary Free Bed!
“I got unbelievable care as a patient here at MFB,” Ryan says. “Now I am passionate as an employee to spread that care to as many patients as I can. My job here has been a huge opportunity professionally, but is also a part of my ongoing recovery.”
Story via Tom Rademacher and Grand Rapids Press from October 20, 2013