Michigan State Police and the Department of Corrections are investigating after an employee was beaten up at a Jackson prison. It happened at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility on Wednesday night. Aget more >>
Police are asking the public for help finding a man who robbed a bank Friday morning. It happened at the Independent Bank at 1245 East Grand River in Williamston just before 10:30 a.m. Meridian Townshipget more >>
Bank robbed in Williamston on Friday morningget more >>
The Eaton County Sheriff's Department had its hands full with meth labs last night. Deputies went to two busts - one in Charlotte and the other in Windsor Township. There was a third bust, in which copsget more >>
Police in Eaton County are looking for three people who they say broke into a home, tied up the owner, and stole several items from the house. It happened around 2 a.m. on Friday along the 1400 blockget more >>
Officials got the call just before 7 P.M. Tuesday night to the Mason State Bank on Cedar Street in Mason, where they say a bank robbery took place. It was reported that the male suspect came in justget more >>
A male suspect came into a bank in Mason just before closing with a handgun and demanded money from an employee.get more >>
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Hazardous material was found in a home on Lansing's south side after a police raid late Wednesday night. There were 180 Pounds of hazardous waste found inside the home on Valencia Street, along withget more >>
There were 180 Pounds of hazardous waste found inside the home on Valencia Street, along with 25 prior One Pot Meth, and 62 gas generators.get more >>
Two suspects are in custody after Eaton County Sheriff's Officials responded to a home with possible methamphetamine activity. According to officials they located components used in the manufacturingget more >>
Officials located components used in making meth, numerous one pot meth labs, potted marijuana plants, and a loaded hand gun.get more >>
He was an administrator, a teacher and consultant who traveled over 150,000 miles a year.
A stroke in 2010 would bring Ben Perez's life to a stop, shutting down the use of his right leg and arm.
With the help of new technology, Ben Perez is making small steps forward to a full recovery
"I was in bad shape, one leg was semi useless as was my arm," said Argelio "Ben" Perez.
Even though doctors told 69 year-old Ben Perez he had a massive stroke, he thought he'd be up and running in a year.
He was always active, but a new challenge meant a new reality.
"I expected I'd be 85 percent and they said no no, you would be lucky if after a couple years you'll be 50 percent," Perez said.
After a week in intensive care and months of rehab, Perez's journey toward recovery would find himself at Burcham Hills rehabilitation.
Working with a new device on his hand and leg known as Bioness.
"It has electrical impulses that trigger your muscle, that helps open your hand close your hand it lifts your leg your ankle," said Occupational Therapist Kim Hetherington.
"The stroke left me with a foot that just hangs, it's not capable of coming up," Perez said.
The new technology not only hopes reduce toe drag or "foot drop", but also helps Ben Perez have better balance when he walks.
"When we got out to a restaurant or a store or something, I don't take this wheel chair, I walk out of the car I walk into the restaurant and I walk to table."
Small efforts like lifting his foot or arm that he says without the technology isn't possible, giving him a new look on life.
"It's given me greater expectations and hope that I will be able to overcome this is the next year or two," Perez said.
Allowing him to reach his ultimate goal of walking down the path to a full recovery.
For more information of Bioness you can visit;www.bioness.com or call 1-800-211-9136 Option 2.
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