The loss of a friend.
Many friends of the PT Pintcast donated & followed along as this show fundraised more than $19,000 to buy and then deliver a power wheelchair to G, a pediatric patient with muscular dystrophy that I had the pleasure to treat and get to know while on a service trip to Costa Rica. It is with a heavy heart that I announce that on Tuesday November 1st, G died from complications from muscular dystrophy. He was 19 years old.
This program is dedicating the remainder of the 2016 season of this podcast in honor of his brave spirit and amazing personality. We will be creating a fundraiser with the muscular dystrophy association in his memory. When those details are finalized, we will to share them with you.
Thank you, to those who helped bring him his wheelchair and listened to us as we were able to tell his story.
Student Debt–the latest happenings:
- Citation: Jette, D. U. (2016). Physical Therapist Student Loan Debt. Physical Therapy, 96(11), 1685-1688.
The US Presidential Election
Across the Profession
- PT in Motion: ACOs Beginning to Take Creative Steps to Address Nonmedical Needs – But Can Those Steps Be Expanded?
- Academy of Prevention & Health Promotion Therapists
CALL TO ACTION:
Buzzword: Mannequin Challenge
This episode brought to you by your host Jimmy McKay, recent Marymount University Alum, and your executive producer Rachel Jermann, SPT from University of Wisconsin. Episode made possible with contributions from Ian MacMurdie, SPT from MGH Institute of Health Professions and Alan Fredendall, SPT of University of Michigan–Flint.
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