Dear Tami, Kristin, Roselee and Jeff,
Thank you all so much for all you did for me in the spring when my back was hurting so bad. Your therapy, skills, and marti-skiing-2016encouragement got me back doing what I am so passionate about…slalom skiing in the course on Spring Lake. In March, I had trouble getting out of bed, walking without spasms and working at my job in the cancer center. When I first starting seeing Tami (this time) I remember her asking me what my goals were. At the time, I didn’t think I would be able to ski again. I told her I wanted to be able to hold and take care of our infant grandson. She smiled and wrote that down. Later in our sessions, as I started to get stronger, I asked her if she thought I would ski again. Without hesitation, she said very confidently, “yes, I think you will”. She along with Kristin and Rosalee gave me the encouragement I needed to keep working hard and believing that I could recover. And I did!
I asked a friend this summer to take a picture so I could send a thank you note so you could see what I did almost every morning between 6:30 and 7 am thanks to all of you.
Jeff, you have an amazing team. I hope you tell them how wonderful they are. Never did anyone from your front desk staff to your therapists make me feel that maybe at 60 I should quit this sport I love so much. Never did they make me feel embarrassed that I have seen your therapists other summers after a waterski injury. They always treated me with the utmost respect and tender care knowing I am an aging athlete.
Thanks again for all you do.
I will be your testimonial if you ever need me too.
St. Francis Cancer Center