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Wi-Fi Access at the Stan Cassidy Centre Keeps Me Connected

Wi-Fi Access at the Stan Cassidy Centre Keeps Me Connected

Kaleb (second from left) pictured here with friends, receives Sledge Can Skater of the Year Medal

Editor’s Note:  Kaleb Spellman is a 16-year-old patient of the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation where he receives treatment for Cerebral Palsy.

Like most teenagers today, being connected means being online. For me, Facebook is a great way to see what’s going on with my friends and my family, and also for me to share what I am up to.

As a teenager with Cerebral Palsy, I have spent some time at the Stan Cassidy Centre. Initially it was a few days at a time while getting treatment. More recently however, I just visit for check-ups that can last the whole day. Regardless of how much time I spend there, it can mean that I am missing out on things happening at home. 


During the school year, staying in contact is very important. A lot happens during day and it is great to see the pictures and hear from my friends first-hand. Being able to talk real-time helps when I can’t be there. 

Having access to the Internet really makes it a lot easier to keep up with my school work. During the longer stays I was able to communicate with my teachers through email, if necessary. I was able to work on essays and do the research I needed to do to actually finish them.  Of course I didn’t have a library to access, so being able to do online searches and find what I needed was a real time saver. I didn’t need extensions and it kept me from getting bored.

I will be headed back to the Centre in the next month for another check-up. I know that in between appointments, I can use the Wi-Fi to connect and watch YouTube tutorials on painting. This is something that I have recently discovered. I really enjoy painting and learning about the different styles and techniques. 

Imagine what accessing the Internet can mean for other patients. I am sure that it makes a big difference for them. I think that it is great that the Stan Cassidy Foundation and Horizon Health partnered for Wi-Fi access for patients.

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Kaleb Spellman
Patient
Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation

 

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