MossRehab Volunteers Help New Surfers Hit the Beach

JUNE 17, 2014
Nearly 50 volunteers from MossRehab jumped in this Father's Day to participate in the 2014 They Will Surf Again—a one-day surfing event for people with disabilities held in Wildwood Crest, N.J.

"We're thrilled to have an organization like MossRehab involved with us again this year," said Chad DeSatnick who organizes They Will Surf Again events in New Jersey. "To have actual therapists who can physically handle people with disabilities with the proper techniques and dignity, say if a surfer falls off their board for instance, makes the experience that much better for surfers."

This year, over 400 volunteers were on hand to make sure the event was safe and comfortable for the 48 surfers who participated. See a video and photos from the event below. Also, click on the links to see coverage of the event and MossRehab's involvement from various news outlets around the region. 

  • A Father’s Day Miracle For One Delaware County Family - Video from CBS Philly about a MossRehab patient and his father participating in the event for the first time. View video
  • They Will Surf Again - Video from the Courier-Post featuring MossRehab physical therapist Carolyn Tassini. View video.
  • Surfs Up for a group of special surfers - video from NBC40 about the event. View video
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