Last winter, a weekend of family skiing quickly turned into months at the hospital after my Dad had a tragic ski accident. After months in hospitals following a major spinal cord surgery, my Dad was finally transported to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA in January of last year. At Spaulding, he worked closely with many amazing physical therapists to find his strength. Spaulding is incredible; it is the best facility for any patient working towards finding their strength. The team at Spaulding works endlessly, day and night, to care for their patients. They tremendously help thousands of patients and families everyday. Endless opportunity at Spaulding allows spinal cord injury patients, like my Dad, to work hard and develop strength as they work with each patient to develop their individualised path to recovery.
The most amazing part of this extraordinary facility is the spinal cord injury team. Every employee, from physical therapists to receptionists to nurses, constantly wears a friendly smile on their face (even behind the mask!) as they go about their days. They form personal relationships with each of their patients. My Dad absolutely LOVED his team at Spaulding. He knew basically everyone there, because that's just how my Dad is. He always finds a way to brighten the room with his hilarious jokes and laugh. The relationships he formed with his doctors and nurses at Spaulding are exceptionally valuable and unique.
My goal is to give back a portion of what the amazing spinal cord injury team at Spaulding gave to my Dad through the proceeds of the Strides for Spaulding Virtual Fun Run that I am organizing from April 21 - May 8, 2021. Donations and participation fees will benefit the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Let's take a Stride for Spaulding together and give back to the physical therapists in the spinal cord injury unit that help thousands of patients, like my Dad, find their strength!