Stroke Across America Completion Ceremony

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Friday, August 26th at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

On Friday afternoon, August 26, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and MGH Institute of Health Professions welcomed the Stroke Across America team across the finish line at their facility in Charlestown, MA with a cheering crowd of Spaulding Hospital leadership and staff along with close family and friends of the riders. This was an especially sweet homecoming for Whitney and Michael who both received significant care at the facility and among those welcoming the riders were some of their care providers, who they had not seen since their discharges. A short program followed where the audience heard from Deb, Steve, Michael, and Whitney as well as experts from Spaulding: Lynne C. Brady Wagner and Drs. Randie Black-Schaffer, Ross Zafonte, and Marjorie Nicholas. Thanks also to Deb’s longtime friend Larry Bacow, President of Harvard University for joining us and sharing a stirring introduction of Debra and Steve.

MGH Institute of Health Professions published an article on Michael’s stroke recovery (he’s a graduate of their program) and participation in Stroke Across America,

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