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October 29, 2010

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October 29, 2010

Courage Center is filled with highly professional and deeply caring staff who understand the challenges faced by those with disabilities and work tirelessly to ensure that a person's disability doesn't get in the way of his/her ability to realize their dreams. My son started at Courage Center doing warm water swimming and therapy as a 6 year old. With the love, support, guidance and opportunities provided by Courage Center he has become a 19 year old internationally ranked athlete and just won a gold medal with Team USA at the World Wheelchair Rugby Championships. I can state unequivocally that he would not be where he is today as an athlete (and as a college student) if it hadn't been for Courage Center. His experience at Courage was life changing in a truly fundamental way - he is who he is because of Courage Center.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

making a difference in my son's life and the lives of his friends and teammates. I've seen how kids with disabilities who are mentored and supported can become the best they can be.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a better way to support the finances, to help them to get the resources they need.

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October 29, 2010

I used several services including aquatics for fibromyalgia, physical therapy on land and in water, and counseling. In 2007 my 14yr relationship ended, he sued me, I broke my foot, my diabeties got wo... more

October 29, 2010

I used several services including aquatics for fibromyalgia, physical therapy on land and in water, and counseling. In 2007 my 14yr relationship ended, he sued me, I broke my foot, my diabeties got worse, my disabled son had hurt his back and my self esteem and losses both emotional and financial were rocky. The services received were fantastic; very caring and well trained therapists in all areas. I soon walked again, my self esteem got better and life became brighter. Courage Center is there for those in need.

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See above

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep the water warmer in the pool, have a better spinner for suits and recover the couch in the ladies locker. I also would reccommed that no price increase in the exercise room for those who need more one on one help; like my son with memory issues. Perhaps more help is needed in this area or that they need to ask more questions that would help those like my son.

October 29, 2010

I used several services including aquatics for fibromyalgia, physical therapy on land and in water, and counseling. In 2007 my 14yr relationship ended, he sued me, I broke my foot, my diabeties got worse, my disabled son had hurt his back and my self esteem and losses both emotional and financial were rocky. The services received were fantastic; very caring and well trained therapists in all areas. I soon walked again, my self esteem got better and life became brighter. Courage Center is there for those in need.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

See above

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep the water warmer in the pool, have a better spinner for suits and recover the couch in the ladies locker. I also would reccommed that no price increase in the exercise room for those who need more one on one help; like my son with memory issues. Perhaps more help is needed in this are or one on one appointments set up.

October 28, 2010

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October 28, 2010

I have been attending Arthritis Stretch classes twice a week in the Golden Valley Courage Center Pool for several years. Initially, I was not self-motivated to attend because I had a slight fear of water and was apprehensive about entering what I envisioned an alien environment. However, my Rheumatologist insisted I do so and I soon realized he'd prescribed exactly what I needed. The classes were excellent. The instructors were highly skilled and empathetic and quickly helped me overcame my initial reservations. Since then I have made great gains in strength and balance in the water and found good friends among my classmates. Courage Center has provided one of the most positive therapies I've ever undertaken.

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Aquatic Therapy for arthritis

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'm not sure what is meant by this question. I cannot think of any organizational changes I would make because I don't know enough about its organizational structure.

October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

Courage Center has provided excellent opportunites for our son who has Spina Bifida. Without Courage Center he would have never been able to have access to participate in water skiing and downhill skiing. These have been great experiences for our son and he has enjoyed these new sports with a new appreciation - and so have we. It has been very rewarding for us to see our son be able to have these opportunities and we are so thankful for Courage Center, their volunteers and all they do.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the opportunities they have provided for my son.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see more of an awareness to the programs provided. We didn't know of some of these unless we knew someone who invited us. There are many people out there who don't have these connections.

October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

I'm permanate3ly disabled and relay on the brain specialist and ILS workers that come to home twice a week. They are helping tremendouly. I couyldn ';t live without them. I highly recommend Courage Center to all my friewnds throught this world as an outstanding place. Bravo to Courage Center!

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A brain specialist Holly Roos and an ILS worker Sheri Hixon.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have Structured Day in Courage Center instead of in a serate building.

October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

I always look Forward to going for physical therapy in the pool. The pool water at Courage center is always warm. The therapists are helpful and encourage me to use an exercise program at a local gym. I wish I had listen to them as my joint pains are coming back. I am almost certain that my Physical Medicine physician will recommend therapy for me again.

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I find t rewarding and frustrating. I also have a disability which includes a hearing loss and a speech impediment. As time went on, it was not a problem and the real work began by keeping the work more fun and challenging.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would add a assisted living for the disabled elderly. I know I would be the first to sign up.

October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

My son Ben, began speech therapy with Meri at age 3. He is now 7. Ben loves to go to speech and has progressed emensely over the years! Meri has been wonderful with Ben. Meri has made learning fun for Ben and has shown great care and concern for him! IMy husband and I could not be happier with the service Ben has recieved through Courage Center and Meri. I have recommended Courage to my friends. Our family is very greatful. When Ben is finished with speech, Meri will be dearly missed!

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My son progressed so much!

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I would not change a thing. Everyone is very friendly on the phone and in person.

October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

I learned skills for life that I could not find any where else that helped me and all of my friends and family that I have shared the information with. I took the CRP Program with Nicole, Jo, Mark, the neuro scientist, Molly, and the friends I met that were in the program I learned something unique from each indevidual.

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simple ways

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I personally don't see any way to change the Courage Center in Golden Valley.

October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

Courage Center has many helpful programs for the handicapped like myself. Stephanie Kitchen

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Getting helpful ideas and materials.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have someone available for personal help when using the pool.

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