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Jul 06, 2022 / Neurology

Share Your Story: A Lifetime of Golf

Meet Ford, a patient who was treated by our multidisciplinary team of experts.

Blog written by Ford. 

My name is Ford. I am 26 years old and also have cerebral palsy. When I was 10 years old, I had surgery on my legs at Scottish Rite for Children. The year before, I started participating in Learn to Golf and attended my first Learn to Golf clinic at a course in Lubbock, TX.
Learn to Golf introduced me to the sport and has since allowed me to play a game that changed my life!

When I would attend a Learn to Golf clinic, I would receive access to this wonderful game, as well as receive personalized instruction and equipment.

Golf is a sport that I plan on playing my entire life and to this day, I have many friends that I have made through the game. Golf keeps me motivated to care for myself and stay in shape throughout the ups and downs of life.
Words cannot express the level of gratitude that I have for Scottish Rite and Dana Dempsey. Dana not only works to serve children who have medical issues, but she also makes sure patients find joy in their lives! I am forever grateful for Scottish Rite, and if you have even the slightest interest in golf, you should participate in a Learn to Golf clinic.
The older I get, the more I understand how special Scottish Rite is. I don’t think anyone really wants to be in the hospital, but when you are at Scottish Rite, everyone there makes an effort for you to feel comfortable and welcome. I haven't had an operation at Scottish Rite since 2007, but every time I pick up a golf club, I am reminded of the impact the hospital had on my life.



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