Aging isn’t the friend of anyone’s body. Our hair turns gray, and our skin wrinkles. As grandparents watch their grandchildren run and jump, they wish they had half the energy and agility. These physical issues are compounded when you are affected by a disability.
When a was a child, I could receive therapy at the schools I attended. Unfortunately, once I started to go to public school treatment wasn’t available. Several months ago a friend, who also has a disability, and I were talking about the fact the once we became adults, it was practically impossible to find places we could get therapy.
One day as I visited with another friend about my concerns, she told me George Fox University had a physical therapy school. She called them and made arrangements for me to receive therapy. At my appointment last week my therapist said, “next week, the students will be taking medical histories and vital signs in their clinical lab. Usually they just practice their skills on each other, next week we’re trying to give them the opportunity to work with other people. It would be very helpful if they could interview you.”
I thought it sounded like fun, “I’ll invite a couple of my friends to come too.”
It felt good good to help the students and give back to a program that has really helped me.
When we’re open, we can see ways to repay others who have made an impact on us. Please share some of your experiences.