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Petitioning Easter Seals Oregon and Providence Health Systems

Providence: Please don't close the only warm water therapy pool in the Portland area!


1,116
Supporters

This resource is crucial to many in the community. It serves elderly and children, people with cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, post-surgical patients, individuals with autism, and more. In this pool, spastic bodies have unfurled, and people are kept walking, moving, and out of pain. There are many stories of near-miraculous nature that have come out of this place, and many more still to be created there with the help of the physical therapy staff. It was donated only twenty years ago, and will be a waste of resources to close. Surely there is another option besides removing this important facility that fits better with your stated mission of Service, Love, Compassion, and Respect. The funds and the community will are there. Please don't close the door on the people who need this place!

Letter to
Easter Seals Oregon and Providence Health Systems
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Easter Seals Oregon and Providence Health Systems.

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Please don't close the only warm water therapy pool in the Portland area!

This resource is crucial to many in the community. It serves elderly and children, people with cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, post-surgical patients, individuals with autism, and more. In this pool, spastic bodies have unfurled, and people are kept walking, moving, and out of pain. There are many stories of near-miraculous nature that have come out of this place, and many more still to be created there with the help of the physical therapy staff.

In 1992 when Dorothy Torgler, a foundational pillar for Providence Hospital,, through a charitable contribution made possible the therapy pool many people of our community receive benefit from today she surely never envisioned that only 20 years later those resources would be wasted, replaced with a redundant day surgery facility.

This is the only pool in all of Portland proper than delivers the services that it does, meaning hundreds of people will suddenly be without the use of very necessary therapy services. There is nothing to replace all of its programs the benefit the whole community, including prenatal swim classes, individual therapy, and the PT department.

Surely there is another option besides removing this important facility that fits better with your stated mission of Love, Service, and Compassion. We sincerely hope you will align your priorities with those of the community you serve. Please don't close the door on the people who need this place!
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Sincerely,