Working in healthcare has taught us that patients need tremendous amounts of love and support to find their path to recovery. We would like recognize those who go above and beyond for their patients; the special few who have set a new precedent for what it means to be in healthcare. To many they are just a social worker, nurse, physical therapist, or family member, but to us at Parachute, they are the Hidden Heroes of the world.
"I love my colleagues, all the other physical therapists. Everyone is really passionate about what they do, we're kind of like a family. We also like to have fun here. We have fun with patients listening to music, that makes me happy.. when I see a patient talk for the first time when they haven’t been able to talk, or take a step for the first time, or roll over for the first time when they haven’t been able to, that makes me very happy.”
"It was a very different experience before Parachute came along. It was like, me having to stand at the fax machine all day sending dozens and dozens of paperwork and waiting months and months for the equipment, and they're miscommunications and whatnot. When I got introduced, I actually couldn't believe it was true. It was too good to be true."
“In high school, I was in a group and we would travel to different schools and help kids who are dealing with problems and being bullied or losing someone, suicide, things like that. So at a very early part of my life, I was wanting to help them as well.”