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Ashlyn Dyer Aquatic Center

March 3, 2009

Barrow Neurological Institute provides a range of rehabilitative service to patients recovering from spine and brain disorders. However, at this time, Barrow lacks one component of a truly world lass rehabilitation program- a comprehensive aquatic therapy program.

Aquatic therapy has been proven to be tremendously beneficial to neuro rehabilitation patients. Aquatic interventions offer patients the ability to move in a gravity eliminated environment, the opportunity for experiencing favorable sensory stimuli, and the clinical benefits of buoyancy with resistance training.

The existing neuro rehabilitation pool at Barrow is not conveniently located, is not equipped to accommodate as many patients as needed, and can only be used a few months of the year because it is outdoors.

The staff of the Deborah and Bruce Downey Neuro Rehabilitation Center hopes to build a new pool to serve as many patients needing this useful therapy as possible. Their dream will become a reality only through the support of Barrow’s friends and benefactors.

The Center will be named in memory of Ashlyn Dyer, who tragically passed away as a result of a severe traumatic brain injury after a hit-and-run accident. Ashlyn’s parent, Bruce and Marsha Dyer, and the Ashlyn Dyer Foundation have made a generous contribution to the Foundation to honor their daughter.

This project is a small portion of the lasting legacy that Ashlyn's vibrant life can bring to help others improve their lives.

For more about The Barrow Neurological Institue and the Ashlyn Dyer Aquatic Center, Click Here (pdf)

For more information about the Barrow Institute, please visit http://www.supportbarrow.org/index.htm

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