Patient Attends Daughter’s Wedding via Skype

Tim Lash, a Botsford patient, attends his daughter's wedding while recovering from being hit by a car. By the way, the bride wore black...how cool is that?!

It isn’t often that your daughter gets married.  Can you imagine being stuck in a hospital and having to miss it?  That’s the scenario Tim Lash faced last weekend.

His daughter was getting married in Minnesota, over 700 miles away, while he we recuperating from being hit by a car.  As if the accident, surgeries, skin grafts, traction and rehabilitation weren’t traumatic enough, now he was faced with missing one of the most important events in his daughter’s life.

Botsford nurses and doctors would hear of no such thing.

They arranged for a Skype connection from Mr. Lash’s room to his daughter’s outdoor wedding in Minnesota as well as a large screen TV, crisp white shirt and tie, boutonniere and wedding cake–to complete the mood of course.

Linda Simons, clinical nurse manager for inpatient rehabilitation, explained that she and other staffers did everything for Mr. Lash not just to lift his spirits, but also because that’s what good patient care is all about.  It’s more than just taking care of the physical.

Read more about Mr. Lash’s story in this Farmington Hills Observer article or this Farmington/Farmington Hills Patch article.

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