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Rehab clinic nearing reality

The clinic would be a nonprofit, so LaFountain is hoping people will step forward and want to volunteer time to be a board member.

She also wants people to understand that the clinic will not be something she owns, or even manages, as she wants to keep her focus on the triplets.

"A lot of people think that personally I'm going to work there, I'm going to own the land, I'm going to own the building," LaFountain explained. "No."

"I don't want to gain anything out of it except for healthy people," she added.

However, LaFountain does have a lot of hopes for the building, including not having insurance be a requirement.

"You've got people who don't have insurance," she said. "What are you going to do with those people? There's got to be a balance and there isn't a balance right now. We're all struggling with the health care system."

LaFountain also hopes to bring in as many people from the community as possible, including students and doctors.

"I've written a lot of letters," she said. "If we could actually incorporate with CVPH [Medical Center] or the ARC division ... One of those branches, to make this come or make this happen, would actually be the right move."

LaFountain is currently looking for any input or suggestions to make the Adirondack Rehabilitation Clinic a reality. She is available by calling 834-7797.

"We're not quite at the point of getting the [volunteers] and equipment, but we're not going to say 'no' if someone comes on board right now at this point," she said.

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