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Thank You Letter from the American Heritage School Pre-Engineering Society

October 6, 2014
Kevin Garrison
Garrison's Prosthetic Services, Inc.

Dear Kevin,

On behalf of the American Heritage School Pre-Engineering Society, I wish to thank you for appearing as a guest speaker at our meeting on October 4, 2014.

Your displays and presentation were outstanding examples of inspiration for our students, the next generation of engineers. Your contribution to our program and to our society was invaluable. From the feedback that we’ve received, the event was a great success.

We appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to join us and thank you for sharing your insights and expertise with our attendees. Your willingness to volunteer your time and energy is greatly appreciated.

Again, many thanks for your time and effort and I hope that you can come back again and repeat your performance at a future date.

Sincerely,

John Vermes, BSCE, MEd
AP Physics and Engineering Faculty
Pre-Engineering Program Chair
American Heritage School
12200 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation, Florida 33325
954-472-0022
john.vermes@ahschool.com

"Life is a creative act."


Medical Teams International Press Release:
Prosthetic Professional and Author
to Volunteer in Haiti

by Angela Pratt | Dec 05, 2013

(Portland OR, Oct 01, 2012 ) Kevin S. Garrison, author, artist, and owner of prosthetic care company Garrison’s Prosthetic Services, will journey to Haiti on September 30, 2012 to serve people with disabilities alongside Medical Teams International.

The 2010 earthquake left the people of Haiti who lost limbs, or have other physical disabilities, especially vulnerable with limited access to medical care, education or job opportunities. Garrison will volunteer with Medical Teams International’s Haiti Advantage program which provides physical therapy, equipment and training to use prosthetics and support to Haitians with disabilities.

"Successfully providing vital prosthetic services here in the U.S. for the past almost 40 years has been my true passion," says Garrison. "Taking some time and going to help those so in need is something I feel every health care professional should prepare to do at some point in their career. A time comes to truly give something back, freely provide your expertise, and genuinely create a needed positive impact in the world. What else are we here for if not to help each other?"

An amputee himself, Kevin details his unique story in his autobiography, It’s Just a Matter of Balance, which has been recommended by The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Medical Teams International has:

  • Mobilized 84 teams and more than 374 medical volunteers to provide care and training to the people of Haiti
  • Delivered medicines and medical supplies valued at more than $10,496,464
  • Provided 2,464 rehabilitation sessions and much-needed prosthetics to Haitians with disabilities
  • Helped to rebuild clinics and medical facilities at various locations throughout the country

For more information about Medical Teams International, visit www.medicalteams.org.

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Guest Lectures:
Prosthetic Management of the Amputee and Psychoprosthetics


Bioscience Forum


Guest Lecture: Clinical Lecture Series
at St. Petersburg College of Orthotics and Prosthetics