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Traverse City Woman Bikes Again After Accident

Published on Jul. 18, 2019

Kaischa Smith of Traverse City was riding her bike last summer when she was hit by a car. She has gone through extensive surgeries and rehab during her recovering to get back to all the little things in life. Her story, "Wonder Woman" attitude, and the team who saved her are simply amazing.

“It was really powerful,” cyclist Kaischa Smith says of being able to walk again after her harrowing experience of getting hit by a car last summer. “I was so afraid I wouldn’t have my legs … That was just a huge milestone for me.”

Kaischa credits our inpatient rehabilitation team with helping her recover, both physically and emotionally. “I’ve beat my expectations. I finally feel like I’m seeing light at the end of the tunnel. I’m getting really close.” Watch her story to learn more:

Video courtesy of 7&4 News

The Rehab Journey

Inpatient Rehab at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City offers comprehensive care and integrated services following illness or injury, amputation, major trauma and more.

Like Kaischa, rehab patients will work with our team to learn new skills and adapt present abilities to maintain as much independence as possible. Additional elements of a rehab journey may include:

  • Community re-entry outing
  • Comprehensive discharge planning
  • Driving assessments
  • Equipment needs
  • Home assessment
  • Home care coordination
  • Recreation therapy
  • Sub-specialty physician visits

Get Back to the Activities You Love

Patients across northern Michigan depend on Munson Healthcare to help restore independence and improve self-confidence. Our team works closely with experts from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation to bring you enhanced rehab services.

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