Daily Archives: April 7, 2009
MEDINA — With a little help, Bill Phillips was able to get out of his wheelchair and start using a new cross-training exercise machine donated to the Medina Community Recreation Center in honor of a former high school classmate.
The apparatus, which looks like a seated version of an elliptical machine, can be used by people with spinal cord injuries.
The donation was in honor of David Lytle, a quadriplegic, whose spinal cord was damaged in a 1992 car accident. He was confined to a wheelchair until his death in 2007 at age 39.
No one was sure if Tom Smith was going to be able to chase down the skater that had slipped away from the pack for a breakaway — least of all his own goalie.
According to Smith’s memory, he never made it.
His body tells a much different story.
Smith, a Swampscott native who was playing for the Northern New England team in Hockey Night in Boston’s summer tournament, has no recollection of advancing any further than the red line
Suffering from a neurological disorder is a life-changing experience…but it doesn’t have to destroy the quality of your life. At Awakenings Health Institute, we understand what you’re going through; many of our team members have faced or are facing the same challenges. Awakenings Health Institute is a community based organization, functioning as a non-profit 501(c)(3) to provide affordable, accessible exercise and wellness programs for individuals with neurological disorders.