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News - December 31, 2010

Paralyzed patients walk again at Palo Alto swim center

Betty Wright Swim Center helps persons with disabilities back on their feet again — literally

by Sue Dremann

After nine grueling years of therapy, dashed hopes and incremental progress, Amber Mickel was able to use a walker — a bit. But she couldn't run and play with other kids, her grandmother, Sally Mickel, recalled.

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Posted by Raquel, a resident of another community
on Dec 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Amazing, inspiring. Bring in the New Year with hope... And as Ron Cote put it best "the future offers great promise."

Posted by Jay Dore', a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 4, 2011 at 11:58 am

I wholeheartedly support "Project Waterwell" for Abilities United's Betty Wright Swim Center. As an initial swim instructor for Betty Wright for 12 years and having worked on the initial concept and building of the Betty Wright Swim Center, I fully commend those running the center today. Please donate whatever you can to help them meet their goal of $425,000.

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