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  • MossRehab Staff & Supporters to Help Surfers with Disabilities in Wildwood, NJ June 15

    Published: 06/03/2013


    MossRehab, the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient physical and cognitive rehabilitation in the Philadelphia region has a simple but strong motto when it comes to helping patients and the disabled community: Challenge Accepted.

    So last year, when organizers of They Will Surf Again—a free, one-day event that gets people with spinal cord injuries into the ocean and riding waves with the help of volunteers and special, adaptive surf boards—asked MossRehab therapists to share their professional expertise on their personal time, 20 simply accepted the challenge.

    And they’re doing it again this year with double the amount of volunteers and an official sponsorship.

    On Saturday, June 15, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm a volunteer corps of 45 MossRehab therapists, staff and supporters will hit the beach at Rambler Road in Wildwood Crest NJ, to help participants with disabilities get up and down the beach, in and out of wetsuits and will assist surfers in the water as they ride the waves.

    “We’re thrilled to have an organization like MossRehab involved with us again this year,and in even bigger numbers,” said Chad DeSatnick who organizes They Will Surf Again events in New Jersey. “To have actual therapists who can physically handle people with disabilities with the proper techniques and dignity, say if a surfer falls off their board for instance, makes the experience that much better for surfers.”

    The public is invited to attend the event, meet volunteers and surfers and learn about living with disabilities.

    They Will Surf Again is the flagship program of Life Rolls On, a non-profit that serves as a resource and advocate for young people whose lives have been affected by spinal cord injury (SCI). Life Rolls On utilizes action sports to push the boundary of possibility for those with SCIs.


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