Paducah, KY (February 7, 2017) – Lourdes Foundation is the recipient of a 2016 grant provided by the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and an anonymous donor to the Lourdes Foundation. This grant will provide for an interactive therapy system for acute rehab patients with disabilities resulting from traumatic injuries and other neurological and movement disorders. 

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 charitable organization of talented and capable men and women appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky because of their service to the state. The group acts as the Governor’s ambassadors of Kentucky’s heritage and rich history of arts and entertainment.

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels’ primary objective is to support needy Kentucky charities and worthy Kentucky organizations by raising money from the membership to help these organizations who stand ready to help citizens share in Kentucky’s boundless future. We celebrate this mission and encourage and affirm one another in these efforts.

“We are thankful to the Kentucky Colonels and an anonymous donor who together funded the Bioness Integrated Therapy System for our patients,” says Jessica Toren, Lourdes Foundation Interim President. “We are proud to partner with our donors to make lives better in mind, body and spirit and help make our communities stronger.”  

“The addition of the Bioness system to our Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Stroke program has been essential in the functional improvement of our stroke patients here at Lourdes,” says Terrance Adams, Director of Lourdes Orthopaedic and Rehab Services. “Patients have really enjoyed the innovative, individualized treatment received by interacting with this modern technology system. We’ve seen tremendous gains in functionality for our patients, and we’re ecstatic to be able to offer top notch treatment to the patients we serve.”