Find Your Strength

The Next Step for Bonner General Health

Find Your Strength 5K, 1K & Post-Race Party

Bonner General Health Foundation is excited to announce Find Your Strength, an all-ability family fun run on September 24, 2022. This race includes a 5K, 1K, and finishes with an afterparty with fun for the whole family.

The funds raised during our community run will go towards an Exoskeleton. This state-of-the-art rehab technology has transformed the lives of many who have lost the ability to walk due to stroke, injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and more.

Having this technology at Bonner General Health will not only benefit people in our community but those from throughout the Inland Northwest. Currently, the closest facility with an Exoskeleton is in Wenatchee, WA. With this addition to BGH, we would be the only hospital in Idaho with this technology.

Join us in taking the next step with the BGH Foundation.

Questions? Contact us at foundation@bonnergeneral.org 

Sandpoint resident Chris Owens is a father of four children, a skier, a hunter and a mountain biker. He is also paralyzed. Just over 12 years ago, Owens was injured in a logging accident; an occupation he had held since he was 21.

While Owens, now 43, is able to be active in spite of his paralysis, he believes that if he had been introduced to the Exoskeleton immediately after his accident that he would be able to walk today.

Give the Gift of Mobility

Can you imagine having to learn how to walk all over again? It’s hard enough to take that first step, but it becomes exponentially more difficult when you have to travel four hours or more just to receive the physical therapy you need.

That’s why we’ve started the Find Your Strength campaign—to fund an exoskeleton, which is a state-of-the-art rehab technology that has transformed the lives of many in our community.

Learn more about the Exoskeleton here!

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