Teen Friends Overcome Serious Injuries After a Car Crash

Cal Plarske and Daniel Fournier were looking forward to their freshman year of high school when a semi-truck slammed into the back of the car they were riding in. The 14-year-old friends suffered different but serious injuries. Cal and Daniel have had the rare opportunity to navigate physical rehabilitation together in the Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Mary Free Bed at Covenant HealthCare. Their strong friendship and spirit of friendly competition keeps them motivated.

Watch their story of resilience and determination and learn how they’ve grown stronger both physically, and as friends. Their physiatrist and therapists share how they’re working towards new milestones and getting back to their classmates and sports at Bay City Western High School in Bay City, Michigan.