Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thank you Lyndhurst

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.

In the navy dress, with the brown belt is dad's caregiver, Dr. Marshall. Amazingly graceful woman.



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 ~


  1. great blog!


  2. How lovely that you gave thanks to such important people at this stage of your Dad's life! It's the small gestures that make the biggest impact sometimes!
    Happy that your Dad is doing great!
    Love your cute flats by the way!


    XOXO Dana

  3. What a lovely post. So great to see how well your father's doing! You're so lucky to have such a beautiful family.

  4. You hair is gorgeous!

  5. Natasha, you outdid yourself with this blog... I even had tears in my eyes as I was looking at the pictures because it really does take a village to try and make a person walk again.... I've been there.. I know. Your family's appreciation for these folks and your dad's wanting to volunteer there speaks volumes. Thank you for posting this special blog.

  6. This was so wonderful! Congratulations to your dad.

    Its good to see hard working people like that. They brighten up anybody's day.


  7. congrats to your dad! :) and praying for the complete recover! :)

    by the way, i just awarded you as the versatile blogger! :) you can check it out on my page :) http://sandrayee.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-versatile-blogger-award.html#comment-form

    congrats! hope you like it! :)

  8. What a beautiful story, Natasha! Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad your dad is doing so much better, such an inspiration :)

  9. Aw i am so happy for your father and all your family! They've done a great job with helping your Dad to walk again. :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

  10. What a great thing to do! Yeahy!!

  11. Congratulations to your dad for graduating from Lyndhurst!
    It seems like he had a lot of wonderful people who helped him along the way.
    That was so sweet of you guys to have a little celebration.
    I'm sure it brightened everyone's day up, even if just a little :)

    I wish you and your family all the very best.
    May your dad continue to be in great health (as well as the rest of your family)!


    P.S. I can't believe I never noticed how much you and your mom look alike. You're both gorgeous women :)

  12. Such a lovely heart warming story!
    Hope your dad does even better.
    That cake looks delicious & so do you! :)

    ~J (http://ohsofashionablylate.wordpress.com)


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