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Last Friday, September 11, Darryl Leverrett, who has a spinal cord injury, was finishing up his physical rehabilitation at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital when he mentioned to one of this therapists, Yasmine Noorali Scott, and to his doctor, Chris Formal, MD that he was a huge fan of NBC 10 weatherman, Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz and that he would love to have his picture taken with him someday.Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz visits Magee patient

Always looking for ways to make their patients happy, Scott and Dr. Formal asked Magee's Public Relations Department if there was any way that "Hurricane" could be brought in to meet Leverrett before he was discharged on September 15.

Phone calls were made, and at precisely 1:30pm "Hurricane" Schwartz made landfall on Magee's 5th floor.

Schwartz visited with Leverrett, Scott and Dr. Formal and posed for pictures.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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