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The media is invited to join Yeboah, a world-renowned disability advocate and Ghana native who lost a leg as a result of a deformity he suffered in childhood, as he visits with patients and staff at the Acute Rehabilitation Center. The center is the only comprehensive, hospital-based acute rehabilitation facility on the Central Coast, and offers intensive therapy for numerous disabilities including amputation.
Members of the media are invited to join Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah during his visit to the AGCH Acute Rehabilitation Center
Friday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.
The AGCH Acute Rehabilitation Center, located at the AGCH campus, 345 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande
Emmanuel's Dream Founder Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah’s visit to the AGCH Acute Rehabilitation Center. Yeboah will be available for photos and interviews.
Yeboah founded the Emmanuel’s Dream organization aiming to change society by empowering individuals with disabilities.
Yeboah, who now has a prosthetic leg, gained world-wide fame 14 years ago when he biked across Ghana with one leg to raise awareness for the disabled. In Yeboah’s home country of Ghana, those who suffer disabilities are often ostracized or even killed. Yeboah’s journey was featured in a documentary narrated by Oprah Winfrey entitled “Emmanuel’s Gift”.
Yeboah is currently biking from San Diego to Sacramento to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. As part of this journey, he is visiting with patients, including fellow amputees, at the AGCH Acute Rehabilitation Center.
Members of the media who would like to be a part of this special visit are asked to contact Samantha Scroggin at 805.739.3594 or Samantha.Scroggin@DignityHealth.org.
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, located in Arroyo Grande, California, is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and is among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement. Arroyo has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the county and nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction. The hospital also provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast. Arroyo is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.
Sara San Juan