60th Anniversary of Woodrow Wilson Rehab

By: Meg Gatto Email
By: Meg Gatto Email

A special celebration took place in Fishersville Thursday as the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center celebrated its 60th anniversary.

Local dignitaries and past leaders all gathered at WWRC to celebrate 60 years of helping the disabled.

One man who was the third patient at WWRC, John Adams, says, "Oh, it's just all together different. Nothing like when we were here. Course it was changed gradually. I would come back every few years. I had friends up here."

Adams suffered from polio. He says it was the help of an uncle that got him into Woodrow Wilson.

He says, "I had polio, and I came here right out of schools and my uncle was a state senator in Richmond and he brought me up here to see if I wanted to go.”

Thursday's celebration highlighted the many lives that have been touched over the years. Adams says he will always cherish his Woodrow Wilson memories.

"I finished here in '49 and I'd gotten to know so many people," says Adams. "I hated to leave.”

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