Fios 1 News Long Island—August 15, 2018
Fios 1 News Long Island features the recent adaptive surfing day in Long Beach, Long Island for pediatric patients with physical disabilities hosted by the Adaptive Sports Academy at HSS.
Bridget A. Assip PT, DPT, PCS, physical therapist at HSS, who was on-site during the event, said that the opportunity to surf gives patients "freedom to be out in the water, move in different ways that they probably never thought that they could, and honestly get to have such a great time".
22-year-old patient Sadsidorela Lleeshi enjoyed surfing for the first time at last year’s outing. "Since I did it before I’m not scared, so it’s just fun," she said.
This segment aired during the August 15, 2018 broadcast.