Last week’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon impacted more than just the residents of the city. The event struck close to home for many Rhode Islanders who have close connections to Massachusetts and who may have been in or at the marathon.
This latest disaster touched people all across the country, leading many individuals and organizations to provide support and aid. Employees of Elite Physical Therapy in Rhode Island, on Friday of last week, came together to raise money and show support to the victims and anyone impacted by this horrific act.
Elite Physical Therapy recognized Friday as “Boston Day,” where each staff member was invited to wear any type of Boston apparel. Participants were asked to donate $1 toward a relief fund, with the company matching employee donations dollar-for-dollar. Additionally, Elite Physical Therapy, known for its expertise in orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine, is extending an invitation to Rhode Islanders injured at the marathon and in need of physical therapy to receive complimentary physical therapy at any one of their locations. This invitation would cover any costs associated with the treatment, such as co-payment, deductible or if uninsured. Many of those who were injured may be unable to work, incurring many medical expenses, and likely experiencing financial difficulty as they “mend” and restore their health.
“Our entire group is passionate about helping people, and felt a calling to extend a helping hand to the marathon victims in this time of need,” said Elite Physical Therapy owner Dr. Michael Nula. “Due to the physical nature of the injuries sustained, we understand the long road ahead. Many will need extensive rehabilitation, so our group wants to help make this as easy as possible.”