Couple’s generosity helps patients achieve independence

capital-campaign-completion-toast-and-reception-53Steele and Mary Taylor are long-time advocates of Mary Free Bed and have made substantial contributions over the years that have helped thousands of patients achieve independence.

Steele served as a member of the first community Mary Free Bed Board of Trustees when it was formed in 1965 and led fundraising efforts for construction of the new hospital building that opened in 1976. He also was the first male chairperson of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Board of Trustees (formerly the Brace Shop) from 1989 to 1992.

In recognition of his efforts, Steele was named an Honorary Member of the Mary Free Bed Guild – the only man to ever receive the honor.

The Taylors, strong supporters of several community organizations, generously donated to Mary Free Bed’s “Join the Movement” capital campaign. Their contribution is being recognized with a plaque to be installed in the Orthotics & Prosthetics department.

“In filling such a need in our community,” Steele and Mary said in a statement, “Mary Free Bed’s expertise in rehabilitation benefits so many people who otherwise couldn’t experience this process.”

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