Patient’s family donates $28K to NOMC physical therapy unit

Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 02:10 PM.

John Averett Sr. said the family gave the gifts at his late wife's direction.

"She told me to do this," he said. "I never told her 'no' when she was alive and I sure wasn't going to say 'no' when she was gone."

Marguerite Averett received physical therapy at NOMC following a stroke, and rapidly endeared herself to the Andrews Institute staff in the hospital's Physicians Plaza, therapists said.

"We just really loved Miss Marguerite," therapist Melissa Clark said. "She was like family to us. She was always focused on us and our families and not on herself."

"She loved every minute she spent with y'all," Marguerite Averett Jr. said.

"She was full of life and spirit," John Averett Jr. said. "We're glad so many people loved my mom."

Gifts from a special lady

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