The holidays are a wonderful time for celebrating the community! We were so excited this year to be a designated collection site for Peyton’s Toy Drive For Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. We invited patients and their families to take part as we collected unwrapped toys at both our Williamsville and Lockport locations. We gathered on December 9th in Clarence to present all the toys collected and to meet young Peyton!
Toys will be distributed on site at the hospital in coming weeks.
When I was in high school, I became very interested in the science of exercise and finding a way to improve my overall performance in soccer, football and wrestling. After suffering an injury playing travel soccer, and having the pressure of an upcoming football season, I was diagnosed with a medial meniscus tear of my right knee. Faced with the option of surgery…. and knowing that would mean a missed football season… I explored the idea of therapy. Through intense and targeted therapy, I healed thoroughly and was able to continue forward with a successful season.
Senior year of high school, I was at Lake Shore Hospital in Silver Creek as a patient transport aide and onsite I was taking care of the PT facilities. It was there that I saw people improving their quality of life through movement and exercise. My contact with these patients was very rewarding and inspiring. The therapists there took me under their wing and advised me on how and where to find local Physical Therapy college programs. Armed with my new found passion and their helpful advice, I soon entered the PT program at Daemen College. Thirty five years later, I look back at that time as critical in pointing me toward this rewarding field.
Dr. Terry Rose