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Gone but not forgotten
By Kim Hannah-Darvell


December 13, 2010
Monday PM

You would never know looking at the small entry way by the emergency door of Ketchikan General Hospital that miracles happen there. I entered just a few short months ago, clutching my proverbial 10 ft. pole with my good arm, my left arm guarded by my side after a severe break and weeks of immobility.

From the front desk on I was always greeted by new "old friends" encouraging me to "come on in, and get to work". Because ultimately the progress made would be my responsibility. Two times a week, I was greeted by this radiant young woman who with gentle laughter, encouragement, and sometimes necessary prodding brought me back to the whole person I am today. Her knowledge of muscles, tendons, nerve pathways, her ability to push, pull and massage my muscles into movement, along with tailored exercises, has brought me full circle. It's with joyful sadness I lift my arm over my head to wave good-bye Amanda. As your life journey takes you on to other places, to help other people, always remember I'll hold you in my heart, here on the rock ,forever. Gods speed, my friend.

Thank you KGH Physical Therapy department. Great place, great people!

Kim Hannah-Darvell
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Physical Therapy patient"

Received December 11, 2010 - Published December 13, 2010



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