College of Allied Health Professions

PT students give their time, learn valuable lessons

Cassi Collier, front row, second from right, and UNMC physical therapy students gather for a group photo.

About three years ago, some of our UNMC physical therapy students began volunteer work with a young woman, Cassidy Collier, after she sustained a traumatic brain injury from a car crash in 2011. Students in subsequent classes have continued that journey with the Collier family.

Cassidy’s father, UNMC’s Dean Collier, Pharm.D., recently shared his family’s story with our current physical therapy students, many of whom have helped Cassi to literally get back on her feet.

“She’s gained a lot from the physical therapy students,” Collier said. “She took her first step. She stood up. There were so many firsts – all because of the time these students gave to helping her.” Read full article in UNMC Today>>

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