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SPECIAL SECTION 64 Rehab and Mobility Systems Adds Care and Service AN ACTIVE LIFE SAVED THROUGH ACTIVITIES REDEEMED Ed and Brenda Hollenbeck have been married for 30 years, and love to do everything together. On February 10, 2008, Ed was in a truck accident on black ice. His life was forever changed. At that time, he lost the use of his arms and legs. Though Ed had lost some abilities, he wanted to continue to be as active as possible. Brenda was working full time at the time of Ed’s accident, and for several months, they had visiting aides at home. However, Brenda could see that Ed was not happy. She chose to quit her job in order to be there for Ed 24/7. This has helped them both to be able to operate on their own agendas. Because of their deep bond and love for each other, Brenda feels she can take better care of Ed than any aide. If Michigan’s No Fault law stops allowing family members to care for their loved ones 24/7, the Hollenbecks’ lives would be severely impacted in a negative way. Because Ed and Brenda live on a hundred-acre farm, there is much work to do. Ed had always worked with heavy machinery and was not going to let an accident “rob” him of independence. So he and Brenda searched for ways to make this happen. Ed came across the TrackMaster internet site and his interest Innovative Health - Summer 2016 /// BY RICK MARSCHALL was piqued. He called Rich and Tom at Rehab and Mobility Systems; they did an initial evaluation. Ed was, frankly, skeptical about RAMS’ abilities to provide such a monster vehicle that could help answer his challenges. But on May 18, 2016, the TrackMaster was delivered to Ed and Brenda, and in a matter of minutes, Ed drove the chair and operated the specially equipped plow with his chin. Since then, he has spread top soil for Brenda and successfully performed numerous other activities. Brenda has come up with a new “honey-do” list, and is having a great time doing so. Neurotrauma


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