Patient Designs Barrier Course for Children's Center

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 11:18 am
By: News 9

By Doug Warner, NEWS 9

BETHANY, Oklahoma -- Patients at the Children's Center in Bethany will soon have a new place for their rehab.

Recreational therapist Tami Crawford had an idea about turning a vacant part of the center's property into an outdoor rehab area.

"I think it's one of the most important things while in rehab center," Crawford said. "It's functional, something they'll do out in the community."

The Children's Centers' barrier course will have nine "pods," laid out sort of like a miniature golf course. 

The course was inspired by one of the center's former patients, 17-year-old Aaron Bullock.

Aaron was 13 years old when an ATV accident landed him in a wheelchair, unable to walk.

Aaron and his mother now take to city parks, school playgrounds or wherever they can to re-train his brain and legs to walk again.

He designed a barrier course using landscape timbers. It made for a great Eagle Scout project and was the perfect way to give back to the Children's Center.