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Faith & friendship guide Mildred’s rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed at Sparrow

An unexpected fall led to the discovery of Mildred Mendenhall’s rare spinal tumor. The condition affected the use of her legs and necessitated months of intense rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed at Sparrow in Lansing. “They taught me how to sit up and maintain my balance,” Mildred says of her 5-month stay. “It was hard…
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Man Returns to Hunting after Experiencing a Spinal Cord Injury

As an experienced hunter, Breck Lonier was familiar with the safety precautions. However, one mistake led him to fall from a tree stand and become paralyzed. The only thing Breck remembers during that hunting trip in October 1999 was that he wasn’t feeling well. “I actually fell from the tree stand twice,” Breck explains. “I…
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