Albany man donates 49 power beds to rehab facility
Rev. Walter Flint, Donor
Kelly Burnett, Lee County Health and Rehab Administrator
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -
An Albany man makes an amazingly generous donation to help patients at a rehab facility that helped him.
90-year-old Reverend Walter Flint donated 49 power beds to Lee County Health and Rehabilitation to replace their old hand-cranked beds they previously had. Flint was a patient there for two months, rehabbing a broken ankle from a December car crash. The donation totaled almost $100,000.
"Now they're comfortable and I take pride in that," said Reverend Walter Flint. "That I could help you know a lot of people all at once."
"The patients are able to perform at a more independent level having control over the bed themselves and it makes the work of the staff a little bit more easy," said Kelly Burnett, Lee County Health and Rehab Administrator.
Nurses can now use remote controls to lift and change angles of the beds. Later this summer the center plans to rename the rehab wing the Walter Flint Center for Rehabilitation.