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Author: kerryjojohnson

Virtual Physical Therapy: Meet Zeek.

  Zeek is a six-year-old with endless energy and a smile that makes the world better. He has Cerebral Palsy and has been a patient at Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center since before he was one-year-old. He is motivated and when he says “Yes, I can do this,”, and “I want to do this,” he makes […]

Meet Uncle John.

We recently received the following letter and wanted to share it with you. I think it’s an inspiration and a testament to the kind of care we have right here in our own backyards. “On Christmas Eve, while vacationing in Lutsen for the holidays, our Uncle John suffered a massive stroke, rendering him unable to […]

Amberwing Virtual PHP: Meet Nate.

Meet Nate. Nate is a 17-year-old student from International Falls. Like so many teens, he was recently going through a hard time and needed some help. And that help came from Amberwing. Amberwing, located in Duluth, MN, offers intensive mental health care called Partial Hospitalization Programming (PHP).  PHP helps children, youth and adolescents who are […]

It’s National Therapy Animal Day!

Betty, the New Caledonian tool-making crow. Chaser the Border Collie who understands 1000 words. And remember Flipper, television’s celebrity dolphin? Whether furry, feathered or fishy, animals have amazed our minds and soothed our souls for hundreds of centuries. They can play with us, work for us, and lend an ear when we need it most. […]

Surgical Services

So you broke your leg. In three places, no less. Playing soccer. And the season has only just begun. We know what you’re thinking. This is the end. My last season ever. I’ll never play again.   Well, think again.   The Miller-Dwan Foundation doesn’t support surgical services just so you can give up on […]