(CNN) -- At her research lab at the University of Louisville, neuroscientist Susan Harkema turned her back to her study subject to check a reading on a computer screen. "Hey Susie, look at this," the patient called out to her. "I can move my toe!" Startled, Harkema spun around. The purpose of her study, which involves sending electrical stimulation to broken spinal cords, was to learn more about nerve pathways, not to actually make patients move.
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July 16, 2013: I would like to congratulate you on your rehabilitation establishment. The PT and OT are first rate. They have accomplished miracles with me, (am elderly lady, 76 years old, soft as a marshmallow and very weak). Dr. Smith, the head of orthopedics at Tufts Medical Center was pleasantly surprised how strong I am now. On June 26 he operated and replaced my right knee. My odyssey started on the last day of March and now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. A big part of my light is a bright smile, sparkling eyes and a very good heart. There is always a good word, a pat, a hug that raises one’s spirits. Many a time I have seen her give her attention to the most difficult patients; helping with the food, extending a hand in friendship, consoling. She really loves her job. She is a beautiful person inside and out. Even her name “Dolly,” fits her perfectly. Everyone understands kindness, even though she may not understand the patient’s mother language, most of the patients want her to care for them. I would like to recognize Dolly as a “most valuable employee. Thank you!