Earlier this month my dad "graduated" from Lyndhurst Rehabilitation Centre where he stayed for several months last year. He went in having lost the ability to walk, which I've written about in more detail here. He left a few months later in a wheelchair, and now he can walk independently with a single walking cane. None of this would have been possible without the wonderful doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other great people at Lyndhurst. Dad will not be going back there anymore so we took over a cake to the staff as a thank you for all their hard work. These are just some of the wonderful folks we've met along the way.
Candace, dad's physiotherapist.
In the yellow T-shirt, the social coordinator, one of the most cheerful people I've ever met. She organizes games, parties, wheelchair dance competitions (where my dad won last year!), and she almost got dad to go camping - ergo she must be a miracle worker.
It's sad that we didn't get to see Dr. B, another fantastic and impressive physician, or Tamara, dad's occupational therapist on our little celebratory visit. But dad plans to volunteer at the Centre so hopefully these wonderful people will continue to be in our lives for a long time to come.
Thank you Lyndhurst.
And thank you for visiting the blog.
~ Photos by Chris ~