About Healing Waters' History

Healing Waters Foundation was established in Estes Park, Colorado in 2005 by Anne Slack,PT.  She was inspired by her patient, Alan Follender, M.D.  Alan was a neurologist who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a bicycle-motor vehicle accident, losing his ability to walk.  Anne took him to a hydrotherapy rehabilitation pool in Salt Lake City, where he progressed significantly.  Upon returning to Estes Park, the benefits of that unique therapy pool could not be replicated.  Anne decided to try to purchase a pool.  Alan Follender died in 2004 before her vision had been realized.  When Alan's wife Nancy learned of Anne's plans, she gave a substantial donation in his memory toward the purchase of the pool.  With additional contributions that vision became a reality.  The Healing Waters Foundation opened it's doors on September 3, 2008

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