Outpatient client Carroll P. thought his fishing days were over after he sustained a spinal cord injury in 2008, but all that changed with some help from the "Fishing Doc." The Fishing Doc is a cool new adaptive fishing pole that Carroll recently tried out at a charity fishing tournament put on by bass pro Kevin Vandam and the Detroit Lions. Michigan Out of Doors TV, which airs on WTVS-TV, was at the event and filmed Carroll using the fishing pole which he maneuvered through the joy stick on his power chair. The event brought out some of the world’s greatest bass pros to fish alongside Lions players and sponsors at Kensington Metropark on June 12th.
Carroll was invited to the event by sponsor Harbor Light Health, a local home healthcare company that also provides adaptive sporting gear like the Fishing Doc to help people with disabilities enjoy the great outdoors. The Fishing Doc was such a hit with Carroll that the company is providing some for clients to try out at the fishing ponds on the NeuroCare Campus. You can watch the Michigan Out of Doors episode which aired July 19th by visiting www.michiganoutofdoorstv.com
|Carroll tries out the "Fishing Doc" at the Kevin Vandam/Detroit Lions Charity Fishing Tournament|
Back row (left to right): Mike Ball, Vice President of Harbor Light Health, Lions Head Football Coach Jim Schwartz and Matt Gelso, Presidet of Harbor Light Health; Front row (right): Special Tree client Carroll P.
|Special Tree Recreational Therapist Kristin Claerhout accompanied Carroll on his big fishing outing with the Detroit Lions and Kevin Vandam |