Mary Free Bed holds adaptive scuba diving clinic

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (WOOD) – Teens and adults with disabilities can now remove one more item from their wish-list.

“I would like to repeat that as soon as possible,” said Chris Schmitt.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation offered the disabled community an opportunity to scuba dive at East Grand Rapids High School on Saturday.

Devin Cariano, attended the adaptive diving event on November 20, 2021

This is the 10th year the rehab center has hosted this one-on-one training, but it was the first time for many to experience the underwater activity, including 27-year-old Devin Cariano.

She has cognitive and mild cerebral palsy. She attended a golf clinic that summer and was thrilled to remove this underwater activity from her list.

The newly trained divers received instruction from Diving in the capital from Lansing.

During the event, they could play all kinds of underwater activities like frisbee and play hula hoops.

“It’s amazing that he can do this and that they have the technology to help him do something he loves to do,” said Angel Tomac of her 15-year-old son, Dakota.

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