Lighting The Way

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This Memorial Day we honored the soldiers of war that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 

Out of the darkness of war came Mary McMillan. 

During WWI, Mary led the frontline effort in the care of wounded soldiers returning home from the battlefields at Walter Reed Hospital. 

After much success, Mary was than recruited to train a team in the art of massage and in corrective exercise prescription in order to ease rising demands the soldiers placed on our healthcare system. 

Mary and her team became an integral in the soldiers’ care- it was their responsibility to get them up and running, again. 

She would go on to train more than eight hundred clinicians with these skills. 

Five years later, Mary McMillan would be known as the very, first Physical Therapist. 

“For, in life, it is in the darkest zones one finds the brightest beauty and the most luminous wisdom”- Adam Gidwitz 

Good things often come from bad times. 

God Bless Our Great Country

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