Cohen & Feeley Foundation Makes Generous Gift To Support Groups

June 16, 2011

Ken Ryno of Kunkletown remembers well the motorcycle accident in 1979 that nearly killed him. “They didn’t think I’d make it through the night,” he says. Ken, who suffered a spinal cord injury, did make it through the night, and after a lot of hard work as an inpatient and outpatient, he regained the use of his arms and can walk with leg braces.

Today, Ken, 50, is an active and enthusiastic member of Good Shepherd’s Spinal Injury Support Group. It’s been a life-line to him and dozens of others who have come to realize that life does not stop after a spinal cord injury.

“Unless you really do the research on your own and talk to people with similar injuries, it’s a very lonely world out there,” says Ken.

Both the spinal cord injury and brain trauma support groups will benefit from a generous $10,000 donation from The Cohen & Feeley Foundation. Funds were raised from an April 12 concert, “Elvis Meets Johnny Cash” at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Allentown.

“It’s awesome of them to donate this money,” says Ken. “It will be put to good use.”

Good Shepherd’s relationship with Cohen & Feeley goes back many years when attorney Martye Cohen and others from the law firm offered support to the Brain Trauma Support Group in a variety of ways, from producing a brochure to helping launch a web site.

“Good Shepherd is very important to us and we know the challenges faced by people who are seriously injured,” says Martye. “We truly appreciate the significance of the work that’s done here and want to support that.”

Visit us on the web for more information on the Brain Trauma Support Group or the Spinal Cord Injury Support Group.

Photocaption, l-r: Karla Kares, marketing directory, Cohen & Feeley; Sarah Cohen, marketing coordinator, Cohen & Feeley; Bonnie Kuhns, administrative assistant, Good Shepherd; Martye Cohen, Esq., Kathye Hammes, outpatient care manager, Good Shepherd; Mimi Lang, spinal cord nurse and Spinal Cord Injury Support Group leader; and Ken Ryno of Kunkletown, a member of the Spinal Cord Injury Support Group.

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